June 13, 2018

Pruitt Tapped Republican Donors to Help Find Job for Wife

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt last year had a top aide contact Republican donors who might help his wife find a job. The job search is likely to add to ethics questions about Pruitt, both because he used EPA staff and because he was seeking help from donors who could have business before the agency.

June 12, 2018

How CEOs Are Filling in for Trump on Climate Change

Corporations are stepping up their commitments to fight climate change, helping to fill a vacuum left by the Trump administration's lack of action. CEOs are signing agreements to purchase renewable energy, and a group of large investors is taking the lead in urging governments to do more on the issue.

June 11, 2018

Oil Industry Tries to Cope with Climate Impacts as Permafrost Thaws

Oil operations in Alaska are designed for freezing conditions. But the state is warming twice as fast as the rest of the country, and that's posing both a challenge for the industry and a boon for businesses that are creating products to help it cope. Read more from ICN on another Arctic challenge: methane leak detection equipment that can't handle the cold.

Are Evangelical Leaders Saving Scott Pruitt’s Job?

What's the secret to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's tenacious grip on the agency he's busy undermining while generating a cloud of ethics scandals? It's not just that he has impressed polluting industries, The New Yorker writers. Like several other members of the constantly churning Trump administration who have managed to hold on, Pruitt is an evangelical Christian. 

June 8, 2018

June 7, 2018

Billions in U.S. Solar Projects Shelved After Trump Tariff

An estimated $2.5 billion worth of solar power projects have been canceled or delayed as companies face the Trump administration's tariffs on imported solar equipment. Developers say they're proceeding with caution, and often holding off on new projects, which can hurt jobs and the economy.

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