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By Lisa Friedman © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON » President Donald Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency was rushing to complete one of its last regulatory priorities, aiming to obstruct the creation of air and water-pollution controls far into the future, when a senior career scientist...
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  By Margie Mason and Robin Mcdowell The Associated Press SUMATRA, INDONESIA » With his hand clamped tightly over her mouth, she could not scream, the 16-year-old girl recalls — and no one was around to hear her anyway. She describes how her boss raped her amid the tall trees o...
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Administration’s moves would benefit oil and gas companies, other industries By Matthew Brown and Ellen Knickmeyer The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT. » Down to its final weeks, the Trump administration is working to push through dozens of environmental rollbacks that could weaken century- old p...
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  By Henry Fountain © The New York Times Co. In a last-minute push to achieve its long-sought goal of allowing oil and gas drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, the Trump administration Monday announced that it would begin the formal process of selling leases to oil comp...
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by Jennifer A. Dlouhy Inside Climate News  The Trump administration is rushing to issue permits, finalize major environmental regulations and even sell the rights to drill for oil in Alaskan wilderness before Inauguration Day in a push that could complicate Joe Biden’s climate and conserva...
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    More than a million tons a year of America’s plastic trash isn’t ending up where it should. The equivalent of as many as 1,300 plastic grocery bags per person is landing in places such as oceans and roadways, according to a new study of U.S. plastic trash. In 2016 — the last year en...
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The New York Times, Oct. 15, 2020By NADJA POPOVICH, LIVIA ALBECK-RIPKA and KENDRA PIERRE-LOUISSECTIONS By NADJA POPOVICH, LIVIA ALBECK-RIPKA and KENDRA PIERRE-LOUIS UPDATED Oct 15, 2020 Over four years in office, the Trump administration has dismantled major climate policies and rolled back many m...
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A new report by Amazon Watch and Brazil's Association of Indigenous Peoples (APIB) reveals that six US firms invested US$18 billion into nine companies tied to the destruction of the Amazon and the violation of Indigenous rights.   The financial corporations BlackRock, Bank of America, JPMorg...
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Shared from the 10/25/2020 The Denver Post eEdition ALASKA By Henry Fountain
© The New York Times Co.   The Trump administration has relaunched long-delayed plans to conduct a seismic survey in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska as a prelude to drilling for oil there. The Bureau ...
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Shared from the 10/21/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By The Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D.» Native American tribes opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline once again have asked a federal judge to stop the flow of oil while the legal battle over the line’s future plays out. The Standing Rock Sioux an...
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Shared from the 10/19/2020 The Denver Post eEdition   By Clara Ferreira Marques
Bloomberg Opinion Last month, surfers on Russia’s Kamchatka peninsula began to complain of eye pain and corneal burns. Some fell ill. Dead octopus, star fish and sea urchins began to wash up on the beach. Yellow ...
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Prosecutions of environmental crimes have "plummeted" during the Trump administration, according to a new report from the University of Michigan law school. The first two years of the Trump administration had a 70 percent decrease in criminal prosecutions under the Clean Water Act and a decrease of ...
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Shared from the 10/7/2020 The Denver Post eEdition RULING ON ACTING FEDERAL AGENCY CHIEFBy Judith Kohler
The Denver Post Sixty environmental organizations say decisions about management of public lands in Colorado and across the West should be set aside after a federal judge ruled that William Per...
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The Trump administration has acted to repeal or weaken at least 100 environmental regulations over the past four years, including a number of Obama-era climate policies that Mr. Trump has said stifle businesses. The rollbacks include: Fuel-economy standards: The Trump administration ...
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Shared from the 9/15/2020 The Denver Post eEdition   Colorado has joined a coalition of states and cities in a lawsuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s rolling back of a federal rule intended to limit emissions of methane and other pollutants from new oil and gas operations. ...
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Shared from the 9/1/2020 The Denver Post eEdition   By Matthew Brown and Travis Loller
The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT.» The Trump administration on Monday finalized its weakening of an Obama-era rule aimed at reducing polluted wastewater from coal-burning power plants that has contamina...
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Shared from the 8/28/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By Ean Thomas Tafoya
Guest Commentary We learned recently that the Suncor Energy refinery had another “upset” event in which one of its boilers failed, releasing untold quantities of unknown toxic chemicals into the air. We learned this after...
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Shared from the 8/25/2020 The Denver Post eEdition REDUCED MONITORING By Ellen Knickmeyer, Cathy Bussewitz, John Flesher, Matthew Brown and Michael Casey The Associated Press Thousands of oil and gas operations, government facilities and other sites won permission to stop monitoring for ...
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Shared from the 8/14/2020 The Denver Post eEdition ROLLBACK OF OBAMA RULE  By Coral Davenport © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON»The Trump administration formally weakened a major climate change regulation Thursday — effectively freeing oil and gas companies from the need to detect and repai...
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By Hiroko Tabuchi, © The New York Times Co., from The Denver Post eEdition, July 17, 2020 The day debt-ridden Texas oil producer MDC Energy filed for bankruptcy eight months ago, a tank at one of its wells was furiously leaking methane, a potent greenhouse gas, into the atmosphere. As of last week,...
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