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Trump Pushes Forward With an Arctic Drilling Plan Courts May Rule Illegal Trump Pushes Forward With an Arctic Drilling Plan Courts May Rule Illegal

Not even ongoing litigation can stop President Trump from pushing forward with his pro-fossil fuel agenda. The Ocean Energy Management Bureau (BOEM) announced Thursday the launch of the public comment period for a proposed oil and gas lease sale covering more than 65 million acres of the Beaufort Sea along Alaska’s…

The Trump Administration Still Can’t Stop Kids’ Lawsuit Over Climate Change The Trump Administration Still Can’t Stop Kids’ Lawsuit Over Climate Change

The United States Supreme Court on Friday rejected the Trump administration’s attempt to block a trial over its environmental agenda. The constitutional climate lawsuit being brought by 21 young activists between the ages of 11 and 22 is a go for trial, provided there isn’t any further interference.

Brett Kavanaugh Might Get to Decide if Historic Youth Climate Trial Goes Forward Brett Kavanaugh Might Get to Decide if Historic Youth Climate Trial Goes Forward

With under two weeks until the start of a historic youth climate trial, the Justice Department is still trying to wriggle out of defending the U.S. government’s inaction on climate change. For the second time in four months, it has petitioned the Supreme Court to stop the trial. This time, however, Brett Kavanaugh…

Trump Is Trying to Screw Up Your Cheap International Shipping Trump Is Trying to Screw Up Your Cheap International Shipping

The Trump administration just announced plans to withdraw from a treaty that oversees global postage rates. The 144-year-old Universal Postal Union (UPU) treaty makes it possible for companies from China and elsewhere to ship small packages directly to consumers in the United States at very low rates, often lower than…

The Kids’ Climate Case Will Not Be Derailed, Trial Begins in Two Weeks The Kids’ Climate Case Will Not Be Derailed, Trial Begins in Two Weeks

On Monday, a judge ruled that while Donald Trump can’t be named as defendant in the kids climate lawsuit, the trial will go on. It sets up a historic courtroom showdown in two weeks that will pit youths’ constitutional rights to a stable climate against the federal government and its inaction on climate change.

Trump's Plan to Scrap Mercury Regulations Won't Save Coal But It Will Cost Lives Trump's Plan to Scrap Mercury Regulations Won't Save Coal But It Will Cost Lives

President Donald Trump is down with more mercury in the air if that’ll help the coal industry. According to the Washington Post, the Environmental Protection Agency sent a proposal to the White House Friday that suggests altering a rule regulating emissions of mercury—a potent neurotoxin—because the current…

Trump Administration Warns Earth Will Warm 7 Degrees, Promptly Ignores That Warning Trump Administration Warns Earth Will Warm 7 Degrees, Promptly Ignores That Warning

The internet is abuzz with a shocking revelation the Washington Post shared this morning: The Trump administration used climate science in policymaking. There’s just one issue. It used it to justify a proposed rollback of fuel economy standards.

Trump Falsely Claims Democrats Made Up Hurricane Maria Death Toll to Make Him Look Bad Trump Falsely Claims Democrats Made Up Hurricane Maria Death Toll to Make Him Look Bad

With Hurricane Florence bearing down on the East Coast, Donald Trump thought it was a good job to tweet about Hurricane Maria’s impact on Puerto Rico. Rather than warning people of the risks posed by hurricanes, he decided to make it about him and deny that nearly 3,000 Americans died on his watch because of a poor…

President Trump Calls Disastrous Response to Hurricane Maria an 'Unsung Success' President Trump Calls Disastrous Response to Hurricane Maria an 'Unsung Success'

If there’s one thing you can count on Donald Trump to do, it is to take the most basic of presidential tasks and fuck it up. No, I’m not talking about the 9/11 photo. I’m talking about today’s Oval Office briefing on Hurricane Florence.

Trump's Latest National Security Advisor Is a Climate Denying Physicist Trump's Latest National Security Advisor Is a Climate Denying Physicist

Climate change poses one of the biggest national security threats to the U.S. So naturally, the Trump administration just hired a climate denier to come aboard the National Security Council as an advisor.

Thousands of Cities and Counties Are Fighting Trump's Fuel Efficiency Rollback Thousands of Cities and Counties Are Fighting Trump's Fuel Efficiency Rollback

The Trump administration’s rollback of clean vehicle regulations last month is going about as well as expected. Which is to say it isn’t going well, and a growing number of people who are pissed are fighting to stop it. Now you can add groups representing more than 3,400 cities and counties to that list.

The Trump Administration Is Suppressing Science at an Alarming Rate The Trump Administration Is Suppressing Science at an Alarming Rate

Tuesday’s announcement that the Trump administration would replace an Obama era rule regulating coal-fired power plants with a weaker one garnered a ton of coverage. Rightfully so, given that an analysis by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) showed the rule could kill up to 1,400 more Americans annually—an…

This Is What Happens When Bad Policies Meet This Is What Happens When Bad Policies Meet

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule that would, by its own admission, result in more Americans getting sick and dying. And the whole reason we know that is because of landmark public health studies the Trump administration is trying to limit access to.

The Trump Administration Just Dropped Its Pro-Coal Alternative to Obama's Clean Power Plan The Trump Administration Just Dropped Its Pro-Coal Alternative to Obama's Clean Power Plan

On Tuesday, the Trump administration released a new rule proposal at the center of its environmental deregulatory frenzy. The long-anticipated rule would replace the Clean Power Plan, an Obama era initiative to rein in pollution from coal-fired power plant that was considered the former president’s signature policy…

Court Ruling Will Force Trump Administration to Make Chemical Plants Safer Court Ruling Will Force Trump Administration to Make Chemical Plants Safer

Five years ago, a fertilizer plant blasted in the small city West, Texas, burst into flames, producing an explosion that destroyed a chunk of the town and registered as a 2.1-magnitude earthquake.

Ryan Zinke Has Taken His Rambling, Confused Thoughts on Climate Change and Wildfires All Over the Country Ryan Zinke Has Taken His Rambling, Confused Thoughts on Climate Change and Wildfires All Over the Country

Park ranger cosplay enthusiast Ryan Zinke has had himself a couple of weeks. In the midst of a catastrophic summer of wildfires, the Secretary of the Interior has tied himself in knots trying to figure out how to talk about the role of climate change in driving those fires.

Being an EPA Scientist Sounds Terrible Being an EPA Scientist Sounds Terrible

Some days, you may roll out of bed and wonder why the hell you’re working a job that doesn’t make a difference where your boss treats you like crap. You could come work at Gizmodo Media Group. Or you could wash that sense of ennui away by realizing it could be worse. You could be a scientist at the Environmental…

The Fossil Fuel Propaganda Machine Is Still Playing the Victim The Fossil Fuel Propaganda Machine Is Still Playing the Victim

New Orleans, Louisiana—At Heartland Institute’s America First Energy Conference, unbridled growth is the only path forward and the only way to get down it is in a military-grade tank run on fossil fuels.

Trump’s Fuel Efficiency Rollback Could Start a Legal War Trump’s Fuel Efficiency Rollback Could Start a Legal War

Every boneheaded Trump administration move has been met with a flurry of legal challenges. Thursday’s proposed rollback of future fuel efficiency standards will be no different.

This Is What Trump’s Fuel Economy Rollback Means for the Climate This Is What Trump’s Fuel Economy Rollback Means for the Climate

After hinting that it would roll back clean vehicle regulations last month, the Trump administration made it official on Thursday. It announced it would be putting Obama-era fuel-efficiency standards on hold and moving to replace them with watered-down regulations.

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