Politics

Dumb and dumber

Coal-loving Wyoming legislators are pushing a bill to outlaw wind and solar.

Nine Republicans want to bar utilities from using electricity produced by large-scale renewable energy projects.

The monuments man

President Obama is giving us a parting gift: a bunch of new national monuments.

Three of the sites are important in the history of African-Americans in the South and two in the West will bolster climate resilience.

Dodge City

Trump’s pick for CIA director tried to weasel out of questions on climate change.

New California Sen. Kamala Harris grilled Mike Pompeo about his climate views during a confirmation hearing. He didn't want to play ball.

Opinion

Here’s a new way to fight the Dakota Access Pipeline

The pipeline now has to go through a thorough environmental study, and comments from citizens can affect the outcome.

zinke or swim

What Trump’s Interior pick means for federal lands and national parks

Ryan Zinke will oversee 500 million acres, or 1/5 of the entire United States.

tough ag to crack

The exit interview: Ag Secretary Vilsack on Obama’s food legacy

The former Iowa governor argues Obama moved the needle on conservation, collaboration, and climate resiliency.

The importance of being Ernest

The Department of Energy has taken a last-minute step to protect scientists from Trump.

Outgoing Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz released an updated policy intended to "enshrine the independence of the scientific process."

Rex marks the spot

Rex Tillerson understands that climate change is happening, unlike his would-be boss.

Senate confirmation hearings began on Wednesday for Tillerson, former CEO of ExxonMobil and Trump's nominee for secretary of state.

warming up

Even Rex Tillerson thinks Trump is wrong on climate change

At his confirmation hearing, the secretary of state pick elaborated on his stance.