Items by Rebecca Leber

Black Americans bear the brunt of Trump’s environmental rollbacks
Black Americans bear the brunt of Trump’s environmental rollbacks
The connections between the environment, race and the COVID-19 crisis are many.
Pay to play: Interior Secretary’s old clients spend big and profit bigly
Pay to play: Interior Secretary’s old clients spend big and profit bigly
‘Under Bernhardt, the Interior Department appears to have priced access to our nation’s resources at $30 million and counting.’
The climate change generation wants to be heard
The climate change generation wants to be heard
‘I’m fighting for my future.’
Washington Governor Jay Inslee enters presidential race
Washington Governor Jay Inslee enters presidential race
The Democrat calls climate change ‘the most urgent challenge of our time.’
New Trump administration proposal weakens water protections
New Trump administration proposal weakens water protections
Dramatic changes to the Clean Water Rule will likely affect drinking water for more than one-third of Americans.
A legal defense fund for Pruitt compounds ethics concerns
A legal defense fund for Pruitt compounds ethics concerns
Accepting donations could add to the scandals already plaguing the EPA head.
The federal land at stake in Trump’s rush for more drilling
The federal land at stake in Trump’s rush for more drilling
Where national parks, monuments and other protective areas overlay resources.
The turkey industry catches a break with Trump
The turkey industry catches a break with Trump
The EPA’s regulatory rollbacks are helpful for poultry producer profit margins.
Keystone XL Pipeline gets a step closer to completion
Keystone XL Pipeline gets a step closer to completion
An already-built section of the pipeline spilled 210,000 gallons of oil last week.
Trump considers tariffs on solar industry
Trump considers tariffs on solar industry
Cheap solar panel imports damage domestic sales, and curbing them could drive prices up.
Zinke threatens to withhold energy development over health care vote
Zinke threatens to withhold energy development over health care vote
Murkowski’s vote against the Republican health care bill could cost the state.
EPA staffers weigh in on the damage of Trump’s team
EPA staffers weigh in on the damage of Trump’s team
Veterans of the agency say the shake-up is unlike anything they’ve seen before.
Congress is running out of time to repeal Obama orders
Congress is running out of time to repeal Obama orders
An effort to rescind the methane rule could fizzle.
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