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In Concession to Energy Industry, Zinke Allows Polluting Practice He Called ‘Wasteful’

By Chad Smith on October 11, 2018.

The Interior Department last month rolled back Obama-era restrictions on methane “flaring” despite Secretary Ryan Zinke previously calling the practice “wasteful.”

Accountability | Colorado

Stapleton’s Company Violated Calif. Water Codes More Than 75 Times

By Chad Smith on September 20, 2018.

Walker Stapleton has pledged to be a steward of Colorado’s water, but facilities he ran for years in California wine country were found in violation of water regulations more than 75 times.


Woodward: Pruitt Bypassed Protocol, Legal Review in Failed Coup Against Paris Agreement

By Chad Smith on September 10, 2018.

Scott Pruitt once let himself into the Oval Office and asked President Donald Trump to sign off on withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement on the spot, according to a new book by Bob Woodward detailing the inner workings of the Trump White House.


EPA Chief Cited as Key Ally in Painting Climate Change As ‘Hoax’

By Chad Smith on September 6, 2018.

The acting administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency was a key ally in the conservative fight to paint climate change as a hoax, according to a book by a senator leading that effort.