Climate Change

Devon Energy of Oklahoma since 2011 had secretly played a major role in drafting comment letters sent by Attorney General Scott Pruitt of Oklahoma to President Obama, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and the then-E.P.A. Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, among others — letters that ask for actions that could help increase or protect the company’s profits.
Climate Change / Energy / Right-to-Know

The Pruitt Emails: E.P.A. chief was arm in arm with industry

WASHINGTON, DC — “During his tenure as attorney general of Oklahoma, Scott Pruitt, now the Environmental Protection Agency administrator, closely coordinated with major oil and gas producers, electric utilities and political groups with ties to the libertarian billionaire brothers Charles G. and David H. Koch to roll back environmental regulations, […]

Senate confirms Scott Pruitt to lead EPA
Climate Change / Energy

Senate confirms Scott Pruitt to lead EPA

WASHINGTON, DC — “Once Republican senators lined up behind him, Pruitt’s nomination was never truly in jeopardy. The Senate voted 52-46 on Thursday to end debate on the EPA nomination, lining up a Friday afternoon vote for the nation’s top environmental regulator. The vote tracked partisan affiliations with only a […]

Climate Change / Energy

On eve of confirmation vote, judge orders EPA nominee to release thousands of emails

WASHINGTON, DC — “An Oklahoma judge on Thursday ordered Scott Pruitt, the state’s attorney general and President Trump’s nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, to turn over thousands of emails related to his communication with the oil, gas and coal industry. The Center for Media and Democracy has been […]

G.O.P. hurries to slash oil and gas rules, ending industries 8-year wait
Climate Change / Coal

G.O.P. hurries to slash oil and gas rules, ending industries 8-year wait

WASHINGTON, DC — “The document carried the title ‘A Roadmap to Repeal,’ a concise list of Obama administration environmental regulations that a Koch brothers-backed group was pressing President Trump and Congress to quickly reverse after Inauguration Day. It was a tally of rules that energy industry executives and lobbyists had […]

Carbon dioxide emissions fall in Ohio, but state still among worst
Climate Change / Coal / Energy

Carbon dioxide emissions fall in Ohio, but state still among worst

COLUMBUS — “Ohio has been spewing a lot less of a major contributor to climate change than it did in 2000, but it’s still near the top of U.S states. The state produced the fifth-most carbon dioxide emissions in 2014, putting 232 million metric tons of the greenhouse gas into […]

Poll finds deep split on climate change
Climate Change / Research & Reports

Poll finds deep split on climate change

Party allegiance is a big factor NEW YORK CITY, NY — “Americans are deeply divided on the causes, cures and urgency of climate change, and party identification is one of the strongest predictors of individual views, according to a poll released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center. Just over a third […]