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Republicans get a louder voice on climate change as they take over the House
WASHINGTON D.C. (NPR) – As Republicans prepare to take control of the U.S. House of Representatives next week, the highlights of their approach to climate change and energy issues can… Read More
Congress Votes To Restore Regulations On Climate-Warming Methane Emissions
The Trump administration rolled back the regulations last year, a move that was so controversial even some oil companies opposed it. Methane is an even more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide.
Trump’s Methane Rollback That Big Oil Doesn’t Want
The rule ends Obama-era restrictions on emissions of methane, a potent climate-warming gas. The move could make it harder to argue that natural gas is a cleaner-burning fossil fuel than coal.
Earth Day At 50: Climate Activists Go Digital Amid Pandemic Shutdown
Climate change activists had planned three days of protests and other events for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. But with the coronavirus pandemic, they will be virtual.
Despite Bankruptcy And Illness, Bob Murray Remains A Loud Voice For Coal
Bob Murray rose from coal miner to executive and became an influential industry voice. Despite his role in crafting the Trump administration’s pro-coal policies, his own company is bankrupt.
Trump Administration Weakens Climate Plan To Help Coal Plants Stay Open
The Trump administration is replacing one of President Obama’s signature plans to address climate change. It could help some coal-fired power plants, but likely won’t slow the industry’s decline.
This Company Says The Future Of Nuclear Energy Is Smaller, Cheaper And Safer
An Oregon company plans a new kind of nuclear power plant that many consider the future of the industry. It’s smaller and cheaper and could work well with renewable energy.
As Nuclear Waste Piles Up, Private Companies Pitch New Ways To Store It
Nuclear power plants around the country are running out of room to store spent fuel. Federal plans for a permanent disposal site are stalled, so private companies are pitching their own solutions.
Skipping School To Protest Climate Change
Students around the country are skipping class Friday to protest inaction on climate change. It’s part of a wave of pressure by young people as Democrats struggle to agree on a climate policy.
President Trump And Allies Push To Save A Very Specific Coal Plant
President Trump and other Republicans are pressuring the Tennessee Valley Authority not to close a coal plant in Kentucky. A major Trump backer supplies the plant with most of its coal.
Federal Employees Moonlight To Pay The Bills
As the partial government shutdown continues, some federal workers and contractors are looking for temporary jobs to earn income.
Decades Old Chemicals, New Angst Over Drinking Water
Around the country, communities are learning their drinking water is polluted with a potentially harmful group of chemicals. The Trump Administration is working on a plan to manage them.