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Public Land Grab: Senate Bill Gifts Miners Pass to Pollute

Expert BlogWest, Nevada, Idaho, United StatesJosh Axelrod
Senators Catherine Cortez-Masto (D-NV) and Jim Risch (R-ID) have introduced legislation that makes it easier for mining companies and others to acquire rights to federal land and to be able to use them as dumping grounds and worse. The legislation…

"It'll Cost BILLIONS!": Big Oil Peddles Economic Doom

Expert BlogAnn Alexander
Industry’s approach is to count only the purported economic costs of regulation, without counting the economic value of the benefit. The economic benefit of keeping wells out of neighborhoods is only meaningful when presented in the context of the economic…

Fracking 101

GuideTexas, Pennsylvania, New York, California, North Dakota, FloridaMelissa Denchak
Hydraulic fracturing has upended the global energy landscape and made fossil fuels big business in the United States. Mounting evidence shows that it poses serious threats to our health, environment, and climate future. Here’s a look at the fracking boom…

Massive Support for the Paris Agreement—A Running Tally

Expert BlogHan Chen
Trump wants to withdraw the US from the Paris Agreement. That would be a disaster. Here is a running tally of the thousands of people and organizations that have spoken out in support of the Paris Agreement. It’s already clear…

Shake-Up for the Federal Coal-Leasing Program

ExplainerUnited StatesBrian Palmer
Trump is pushing a fossil fuel–heavy energy agenda, but in the final days of the Obama administration, the Bureau of Land Management left a hurdle in his path.

COP-ping Out

Latest NewsUnited StatesBrian Palmer
What’s it like to attend a climate denial conference for an hour? Here’s a minute-by-minute rundown.

No "I" in Sagebrush

Latest NewsWest, United StatesAlisa Opar
The greater sage grouse is staying off the Endangered Species List, thanks to unprecedented collaborative conservation efforts.