Reflections on major environmental events, trends, and issues.

The Department of Transportation’s TIGER program helps communities thrive by funding innovative transportation projects. Congress shouldn’t let Trump do away with it.

February 23, 2018

For starters: It would endanger the environment, imperil water systems and other public assets . . . and then make states pay extra for it all.

February 16, 2018

The White House is doing all it can to scrub any mention of global warming from government documents. But the Pentagon may end up pushing back.

February 02, 2018

Quantum leaps in electric vehicle technology are causing some analysts to revise their estimates of when we’ll no longer crave so much crude.

January 26, 2018

Scott Pruitt and Ryan Zinke are courting chaos—and calling it a victory for good governance.

January 19, 2018

China doesn’t want our plastic waste anymore. Instead of searching for another buyer, maybe some soul-searching is in order.

January 12, 2018

Eight years after the BP disaster in the Gulf, the administration aims to relax the rules designed to prevent catastrophic explosions and spills.

January 05, 2018

The new year will be a crapshoot, to be sure—but these trends augur well for climate and sustainability.

December 21, 2017

Most Americans, including many congressional Republicans, are strongly opposed to oil and gas drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. So why is it attached to the tax bill?

December 08, 2017

While his fellow Cabinet members struggle to fill key positions, Ryan Zinke is staffing the Interior with former lobbyists for oil and gas companies.

December 01, 2017

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