For months on end, Pruitt seemed to defy the laws of gravity at the EPA, maintaining his job through more than a dozen scandals. But Pruitt’s reign has come to an end. Why now? And, more importantly, what happens next?Read More
Nixon signed the Endangered Species Act in 1973 with broad bi-partisan support. Now, the landmark legislation is being targeted by industry, with support from the GOP. What happens next could determine the fate of hundreds of endangered species.
Earlier this month, Scott Pruitt gave a big gift to the chemical industry in the form of narrowing how the EPA will determine the health risks posed by chemicals. Is it a policy change that could prove deadly?
What do Scott Pruitt's early days in public life tell us about his beliefs and motivations as he sets about dismantling EPA regulations? And how does his faith shape his views on the environment?
Pruitt wants to throw out a vast amount of public health data in the name of transparency. Here's why that's a bad idea.Read More
What do Scott Pruitt's troubles mean for environmental protection?Read More
The Trump administration says it wants to open up nearly all of the country's oceans to oil drilling. So what will this mean for communities around the country that depend on the coast for their livelihood? And what will it mean for our oceans? Will they become the site of the next great oil rush?Read More
More than 60 percent of Alaska is owned by the federal government. So if any state is going to feel the impacts by environmental decisions made in DC, this is the one.Read More
There have been lots of presidential orders and proclamations, and many proposals are in the works. But just how effective has Trump been in changing environmental policy during his first year in office?Read More
President Trump calls them job-killers and has rolled back regulations at an unprecedented speed. But what about all the human lives they save?Read More
The rollback of a rule to control coal waste in rivers and lakes is a case study in how the EPA operates under the Trump administration.Read More
President Donald Trump loves coal. He has given dozens of speeches saying, “My administration is putting an end to the war on coal. We’re going to have clean coal, really clean coal.” But what actually is clean coal? Depending who you ask, it could be a historical reference, a fantasy or an evolving technology.Read More
On the campaign trail Donald Trump vowed to save coal mining jobs. But he never said he'd have us foot the bill.Read More
Can Trump really reduce Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monuments by some 2 million acres, gutting protections for 100,000 artifacts like Native American graves, cliff dwellings and dinosaur bones? It's now up to the courts to decide.Read More
“We've been sitting here for 10 months thinking, what other crazy thing can happen? How can they get away with this? And this was one time where I felt like there's a stand that I can take that at least will send a message.”Read More
As more drilling rigs encroach on subdivisions across the country, what happens when people and oil and gas become neighbors?Read More
From the front lines, The Washington Post's Brady Dennis gives the latest on the increasing influence of industry over science at the EPA.Read More
If the top steward of our public lands is modeling himself after a conservationist, why is he making headlines for rolling back land protections?
What is the danger if President Trump's infrastructure policies do not consider the risks that are coming with climate change?Read More
Does a reckoning with some of the horrifying possibilities move us to action or complacency?Read More