Climate Change Exacerbates Hurricane Florence as America Becomes World’s Leading Crude Oil Producer

Hurricane Florence will make landfall in the Carolinas on the same day the US Department of Energy announces that the US has likely surpassed Russia and Saudi Arabia in crude oil production.
Becky Ferreira

The Trump Administration's Pro-Offshore Oil Drilling Stance is Ecological War On Alaska

Enabled by a ruthlessly pro-corporate GOP, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is hellbent on compromising public lands and threatening the ecological livelihood of local communities.
Jonathan Parks-Ramage
Livable Planet

The Trump Administration Just Gave States Free Reign for Offshore Drilling, But You Can Fight Back

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke plans to open up almost all of the U.S. coast to offshore oil drilling—more than 90 percent of the continental shelf.
Kimberly Lawson
Fossil Fuels

Trump Wants to Open Nearly All US Offshore Waters to Drilling

The Trump administration unveiled an unprecedented blueprint for expanding oil and gas drilling in fragile waters.
Sarah Emerson
The Rundown

Organizers of the Women's March on Washington Have Targeted the NRA

Your daily guide to what's working, what's not and what you can do about it.
Impact Staff

Trump reverses Obama rule and orders Atlantic and Arctic waters opened for oil drilling

Ryan McCarthy
Alex Lubben
Donald Trump

Obama Blocked Trump from Drilling the Arctic and Atlantic With This Obscure Law

In a preemptive move, President Obama invoked a little-known law to permanently keep oil and gas drilling out of the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans.
Sarah Emerson

These Scientists Say the US Should Ban Offshore Arctic Drilling Forever

The Obama Administration recently restricted all offshore Arctic drilling till at least 2022, but some scientists think it should never happen.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
Donald Trump

Why Voters Should Be Concerned About Clinton’s Environmental Promises

A fact check of Clinton’s speeches exposes contradictions between what she says and how she votes.
Sarah Emerson

Shell Oil Spill Prompts Renewed Calls for a Moratorium on Oil and Gas Development in the Gulf of Mexico

An offshore rig operated by Royal Dutch Shell leaked over 88,000 gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico — a region which produces 17 percent of the nation's crude and supports a quarter of a million jobs.
Matt Smith

Federal Judge Approves $20B Gulf Spill Settlement — And BP Can Write Off a Lot of It

Ninety-nine percent of public comment submitted to the US Department of Justice about the proposed settlement complained that BP would simply treat the penalty as a cost of doing business.
Matt Smith

Protesters Take Over Federal Auction of Oil and Gas Leases in the Gulf of Mexico

The Obama administration is opening up new areas of the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska to oil and natural gas extraction.
Matt Smith