Advocates of a federal push to cut U.S. emissions have claimed it would prod developing countries to do even more. Now comes the test.
They say it's a big deal in the fight against global warming—substantively and symbolically—even if there's a lot more to do.
Monday's announcement of new regulations on coal-fired power plants will be historic. But big questions remain.
Obama's Dirty, Coal-Loving Past
May 29, 2014
The coal industry says Obama's new energy rules are the product of his lifelong emnity. His record says otherwise.
Obama's New Rules for Coal Plants Are a B.F.D. The Ensuing Political Fight May Be Even Bigger.
May 25, 2014
June 2 will be a big day for Obama—and an even bigger day for the planet
The Truth About Stanford's Coal Divestment
May 22, 2014
It's not as groundbreaking as they made it sound
Breathe easy—and thank Justice Ginsburg.
A Power Plant Spilled Coal Into a North Carolina River, and No One Knows What to Believe
February 07, 2014
The water quality in Sochi’s hotels has been making headlines lately, but that’s nothing compared to what thousands of Americans are experiencing after two recent chemical spills.
UPDATE: We reported in the story below that Speaker of the House John Boehner received $5,000 in donations last year from Doug Simmons, the vice president of sales and marketing at Freedom Industries, the company responsible for the recent chemical l
Why So Many West Virginians Relied on Water from the Elk River: Industry Already Polluted the Others
January 13, 2014
Sixteen percent of West Virginia's population was stranded by the chemical spill. But just a decade ago, the number would have been far smaller.