The Latest: Our Earth
Top interior staffer who backed shrinking national monuments to join BP
• August 28, 2018 12:00 PM
Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post
For much of last year, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s deputy chief of staff pursued his agenda with vigor.
Andrew Wheeler, New E.P.A. Chief, Details His Energy Lobbying Past
• August 01, 2018 12:00 PM
WASHINGTON — The acting chief of the Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler, has come under scrutiny for his years spent as a powerful energy lobbyist. He has represented an electric utility, a uranium producer, and, most significantly, a coal magnate who paid Mr. Wheeler’s former lobbying firm more than $2.7 million over eight years.
Lawmakers, Lobbyists and the Administration Join Forces to Overhaul the Endangered Species Act
• July 22, 2018 12:00 PM
Coral Davenport and Lisa Friedman, The New York Times
WASHINGTON — The Endangered Species Act, which for 45 years has safeguarded fragile wildlife while blocking ranching, logging and oil drilling on protected habitats, is coming under attack from lawmakers, the White House and industry on a scale not seen in decades, driven partly by fears that the Republicans will lose ground in November’s midterm elections.