EPA scrubs climate change website of 'climate change.'

A new analysis made public on Friday found that an E.P.A. website has been scrubbed of scores of links to materials to help local officials prepare for a world of rising temperatures and more severe storms. New York Times

New talks on Paris climate pact are set, and that's awkward for US.

International delegates will gather next month to discuss implementing the Paris agreement, and American negotiators will be there even though the United States has said it will quit the pact. New York Times

We asked 4 agency bosses about Trump. They're worried.

Take it from four former U.S. EPA chiefs - this is all going to get much worse before it gets better. ClimateWire

No Senate confirmation? No problem.

President Trump is installing nominees at federal agencies to serve as "advisers" without a stamp of approval from Congress. Greenwire

Pruitt's promised directive rattles science advisers.

U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's suggestion that he'd get rid of advisory committee members who also receive EPA grants has roiled the research community. Greenwire

Republicans may use budget to open Arctic, Atlantic to oil rigs.

Congressional Republicans have found a way to use the federal budget to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling— and they don’t plan on stopping there. Bloomberg News

Scott Pruitt suggests he will restrict scientists who get EPA grants from advising the agency.

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt hinted Tuesday at plans to rid the agency’s scientific advisory boards of researchers who get EPA grants, arguing that the current structure raises questions about their independence. Washington Post

Senate Democrats vow to fight drilling in Alaska reserve.

U.S. Senate Democrats vowed on Tuesday to fight a measure expected to be slipped into budget legislation that would open Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Reserve to oil and gas drilling, saying it would destroy one of earth’s remaining paradises. Reuters

Proposed New Mexico science standards omit global warming.

A proposed overhaul of New Mexico’s state science standards for public schools came under intense criticism Monday at a packed public hearing in the state capital for omitting or deleting references to global warming, evolution and the age of the Earth. Associated Press

Pruitt clamps down on 'sue and settle.'

U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt moved today to curb settlements with environmental groups, a practice critics say the Obama administration used to issue new regulations. Greenwire

Trump has taken longer to name a science adviser than any modern president.

The administration is moving forward on decisions that depend on science despite leaving the top White House scientific position open. Washington Post

EPA head seeks to avoid settlements with green groups.

The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a directive to his agency on Monday seeking to end the practice of settling lawsuits with environmental groups behind closed doors, saying the groups have had too much influence on regulation. Reuters

Trump pick for top environment post: Carbon dioxide is 'the gas of life.'

President Donald Trump has picked Kathleen Hartnett White, a former Texas regulator and unapologetic advocate of expanding U.S. fossil fuel production regardless of carbon dioxide emissions, for the top White House environment post. InsideClimate News

Coal country is finding little relief in Trump's climate actions.

Every morning is filled with anxiety in this hardscrabble town so intertwined with the fortunes of its hulking coal power plant that a drawing of the facility is emblazoned on the community’s police force emblem. Los Angeles Times

Trump says he ended the ‘war’ on coal companies. But it’s too late to save them.

The moves to save this industry have actually exposed its weaknesses — and revealed a trend that coal companies and the Trump administration have not acknowledged publicly: Despite Trump’s best efforts, the American coal industry remains on life support. Washington Post

Drilling in the Arctic Wildlife Refuge: How the GOP could finally break the impasse.

The prospects for opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas exploration are better than they have been in years. New York Times

Industry seeks legal cover with replacement rule.

As the Trump administration mulls whether to replace the Obama-era Clean Power Plan, its legal foes are already plotting creative courtroom challenges against U.S. EPA and directly against utilities. ClimateWire

Blankenship opens wallet to clear his name, rattle Manchin.

How does Senator Don Blankenship sound to you? Greenwire


Clean Power Plan is doomed. What about its sister rule?

US EPA has announced with great fanfare that it plans to kill the Clean Power Plan, but another major climate rule for power plants is still on the books. ClimateWire

Gov. Inslee: Repeal of Clean Power Plan is ‘Trump Administration’s total abdication of American leadership.'

Gov. Jay Inslee said the Trump Administration’s plan to repeal the Clean Power Act won’t deter Washington state’s efforts to limit carbon pollution. Bainbridge Island Review, Washington

The myth that ‘business’ hated Obama’s clean power plan.

“It was really just a small minority of businesses that were against it.” The Atlantic


Trump’s pro-coal agenda is a blow for clean air efforts at Texas' Big Bend park.

For decades Big Bend's stunning vistas have been compromised by poor air quality that Texas, working with the federal Environmental Protection Agency, is supposed to address. The Guardian

Coal war games: How Pruitt and Perry are working the system to save dirty energy.

The EPA is adopting delaying tactics to undo climate rules governing power plant emissions, while the Energy Department is trying to play the crisis card. InsideClimate News

How will the Clean Power Plan repeal change carbon emissions for your state?

For California, repeal of the Clean Power Plan won’t make much difference. For West Virginia, it could matter a lot. New York Times


See it, say it: Climate change.

Denial by the White House will sadly increase the intensity of storms and wildfires. more…

Undoing the Clean Power Plan.

EPA Director Scott Pruitt achieved a long-sought personal victory last week when he signed a measure to begin the process of repealing the Clean Power Plan, a 2015 measure aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions. more…


Automakers shouldn’t fight emissions standards.

As top automakers commit to take on climate change, industry lobbyists are undermining fuel economy and emissions standards. more…

Even China is tackling climate change, while US takes a back seat.

Beijing sees an interconnected world where environmental sustainability is crucial to maintaining political support, global stability and economic growth. more…