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Absent From Stimulus Packages: Overhauling Energy, Climate Programs

Climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions are not part of the $3 trillion in U.S. relief packages passed so far — despite a long history of funding energy programs after economic crises.

Environment | Nation | Energy

Trump Waives Environmental Reviews, Citing Pandemic Economic Emergency

A White House executive order aims to expedite infrastructure projects to boost economic recovery. It lets federal agencies waive environmental protections, but critics question its legality.

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All-electric Commuter Plane Begins Flight Testing In Moses Lake

A Cessna commuter plane retrofitted in Washington has taken the crown of the biggest all-electric airplane now flying.

Environment | Nation | Energy

Trump Administration Limits States' Power To Stop Oil And Gas Pipelines

In recent years, climate activists and states have used the Clean Water Act to block pipelines and other fossil fuel projects. A new EPA rule makes that harder,

Environment | Health | Nation | Energy

Our Pandemic Habits Cut Carbon Emissions, But It's Not Clear They'll Last

Energy demand plummeted because of the pandemic shutdown. A big question is whether new habits like telecommuting and flying less will endure, and mean lower oil consumption in the future.

Environment | Nation | Energy

Trump Environmental Rollbacks Roll On Despite Pandemic. Opponents Cry Foul

The Trump administration is rushing to finalize some of its biggest environmental rollbacks ahead of November's election. Some affected groups say they're too distracted by the pandemic to engage.

Economy | Business | Energy

With Oil Collapse, A Geologist Struggles For Prospects; She's 'Just A Little Lost'

Keri Belcher has worked in the oil and gas industry. But she's considering switching careers — even if it means less time outdoors, which is what attracted her to geology in the first place.

Economy | Business | Nation | Energy

Historic Oil Bust Delivers A Gut Punch To A High-Flying Texas County

Oil companies have slashed production across West Texas and Southeast New Mexico, where communities are also hurting from pandemic-driven business shutdowns.

Business | Energy

The Pandemic Emptied American Roads. But Driving Is Picking Back Up

Miles driven in the U.S. plummeted remarkably in the middle of March — dropping by 30% in a single week. Now driving is slowly resuming, a trend that began before stay-at-home orders were lifted.

Nation | Energy

Texas Was The Model For OPEC, But It's 'Not Likely' To Limit Oil Production Now

A controversial proposal to cut production aimed to stabilize prices amid a historic oil glut. But regulators and the industry were divided over the idea.