Politics

Jordan Cove pipeline moves forward, despite Oregon’s opposition
Jordan Cove pipeline moves forward, despite Oregon’s opposition
The company insists the pipeline will help Gov. Kate Brown recover economically from COVID-19.
Who wins and who loses with these 4 regulatory rollbacks?
Who wins and who loses with these 4 regulatory rollbacks?
Under a pandemic, Trump backslides pollution and wildlife protection standards.
The U.S. is closing its doors to asylum seekers
The U.S. is closing its doors to asylum seekers
‘The Dispossessed’ follows a family’s harrowing search for safety, and asks what new policies say about the nation’s long-standing ideals.
New Mexico’s ‘mini’ Green New Deal, dissected
New Mexico’s ‘mini’ Green New Deal, dissected
The Energy Transition Act could be a model for ambitious policies of the future.
White fragility and the fight over Marin County’s Dixie School District
White fragility and the fight over Marin County’s Dixie School District
North of San Francisco, a well-heeled community has its privilege tested.
Utah asks for exemption from Forest Service roadless rule
Utah asks for exemption from Forest Service roadless rule
For two decades, the rule has protected nearly four million acres in Utah.
Militias, MAGA activists and one border town’s complicated resistance
Militias, MAGA activists and one border town’s complicated resistance
How Arivaca, Arizona, became a magnet for anti-immigrant activists – and what locals did next.
Wyoming Legislature extends lifeline to coal power
Wyoming Legislature extends lifeline to coal power
As economics challenge coal’s future, Wyoming passes a law to prop it up.
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.’
Police-state tactics at the U.S.-Mexico border
Police-state tactics at the U.S.-Mexico border
The real crisis at the border is of Trump’s own making.
It’s time to revisit an old way to resolve public land fights
It’s time to revisit an old way to resolve public land fights
Commissions offer a way to navigate thorny policy questions and find consensus.
Push for renewables vexes Western power supplier
Push for renewables vexes Western power supplier
Tri-State’s future looks less than bright unless it can keep up with the times.
Five lessons from the government shutdown about national parks
Five lessons from the government shutdown about national parks
Our national parks still matter, even if they got trashed.
‘Why shouldn’t I try and save all you adults?’
‘Why shouldn’t I try and save all you adults?’
A portrait of Haven Coleman, a young climate activist.
When conservation provides a cover for anti-Indigenous sentiments
When conservation provides a cover for anti-Indigenous sentiments
A nation of laws cannot exist on stolen land.
Get to know the Green New Deal, by the numbers
Get to know the Green New Deal, by the numbers
The plan would boost the U.S. economy and eliminate fossil fuel use in ten years.
Federal shutdowns cut deep in Indian Country
Federal shutdowns cut deep in Indian Country
At the annual State of Indian Nations address, tribal leaders called on feds to do their part.
Development plans test a decade-old conservation deal
Development plans test a decade-old conservation deal
Were concessions to protect undeveloped land in California worth it?
Western voters care more about climate than ‘energy dominance’
Western voters care more about climate than ‘energy dominance’
An annual survey reveals a leap in support of conservation policies.
The undoing of a nation
The undoing of a nation
Tribal disenrollment, like Trump’s efforts to denaturalize American citizens, is just another way to make the country whiter.
One tribal nation could decide the fate of Arizona’s drought plan
One tribal nation could decide the fate of Arizona’s drought plan
The Gila River Indian Community could pull out of the plan in light of a new bill threatening to undermine their water rights.
Zinke leaves unfinished business at the Interior Department
Zinke leaves unfinished business at the Interior Department
The questionable legality of the Trump administration’s aggressive deregulatory and development-friendly policies could end up being its undoing.
What killed Washington’s carbon tax?
What killed Washington’s carbon tax?
The curious death of 1631 and what it says about the future of addressing climate change.
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