Energy Secretary nominee Ernest Moniz and EPA nominee Gina McCarthy represent President Obama’s temperamental tendency towards compromise.
While the environmental movement has made the Keystone XL pipeline a line in the sand for U.S. climate policy, the project itself will have little impact on carbon emissions and on climate change.
It’s telling that of two long-term challenges—each of which would demand some sacrifice now—our political and media culture has chosen to focus so overwhelmingly on debt.
REI chief Sally Jewell gets the nod to become President Obama’s next Interior Secretary. She’ll try to balance the department’s conservation and economic responsibilities.
“Ultimately we have a moral responsibility to the most innocent victims of adverse climate change.”
The success or failure of California’s carbon cap-and-trade experiment may well decide whether national or even international action on global warming ever becomes a reality.
A comprehensive climate bill, barring some kind of miracle, isn’t going to happen. So here’s what the President can do to ensure his actions match his words on global warming.
Last year was the hottest ever for the continental U.S. — and it wasn’t even close. Just in case you needed more evidence that the climate really is changing.
Ever since comprehensive climate legislation died of neglect in the U.S. Senate in 2010, environmentalists have looked to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to step in and save the day. According to the Supreme Court, the agency has the power—and the responsibility—to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act if the …
To hear the Republican presidential candidates tell it, President Obama is doing all he can — shy of changing the price signs at your local Mobil station — to raise the cost of gasoline. Last week Mitt Romney told Fox News that Obama “has done everything in his power to make it harder for us to get oil and natural gas in this …