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10 questions for EPA nominee Scott Pruitt

Here's what senators should ask at the confirmation hearing for Pruitt, Trump's pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency.

The long good-bye

In his farewell address, Obama called on Americans to face the facts about climate change.

"Without bolder action, our children won’t have time to debate the existence of climate change; they’ll be busy dealing with its effects."

PARCHED

California’s drought causes a lot more pain than brown lawns and empty swimming pools.

The state's most vulnerable residents bear the drought's biggest burdens.

The Vax Factor

Trump might bring a Kennedy into his administration. Too bad it’s the nutty one.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., an anti-vaxxer conspiracy theorist, could chair a presidential commission on vaccine safety.

Jeffer madness

Jeff Sessions has deep ties to a big electric utility, and that could create major conflicts of interest.

Southern Co. is the senator’s largest corporate campaign donor, and it could benefit from a powerful friend in the Justice Department.

friends with benefits

ExxonMobil could reap as much as $1 trillion under Trump, report says.

How will the oil giant benefit under President Trump? Let's count the ways.

preemptive attack

How Trump and Congress might undermine climate action in states

Progressive states and cities are bracing for federal restrictions.

He reminded me with Science

While Trump tweets out insults, Obama publishes an article about clean energy in a scientific journal.

The president outlines four reasons that “the trend toward clean energy is irreversible.”

fueled up

The climate deniers and fossil fuel fans who support Scott Pruitt for EPA

"This is a frightening moment.”