Overhead view of oil spill in waterway

Damage doesn’t dim CEO pay

Despite spills and air pollution, fossil fuel companies award CEOs for environmental records. For example, Marathon Petroleum’s former CEO got a $272,000 bonus for surpassing environmental goals the same year the company spilled 1,400 barrels of fuel in an Indiana creek.

The Ohio statehouse in Columbus viewed from a park across the street

A piecemeal repeal

Utilities, fossil fuel interests and nuclear plants are still reaping advantages over clean energy in Ohio, despite a repeal of the law at the heart of an alleged $60 million corruption scandal.

The water problems

Groundwater levels in and around Louisiana are falling faster than almost anywhere else in the country, according to USGS data and an investigation by IRW and WWNO/WRKF.

Methane leak explosion

The gas field next door: living amid old storage wells at risk of leaks

This story was produced by FairWarning, a nonprofit news organization based in Southern California that focuses on public health, consumer and environmental issues.  More Americans than previously estimated live within a city block of aged, underground natural gas storage wells, some more than a century old and most of them lacking modern designs to prevent …

Berhardt swearing in

Habitat for sale: An oil and gas group calls the tune at the Interior Department

During a trip to Colorado last summer, then-Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke stopped by the office of a small Denver-based oil and gas advocacy group called the Western Energy Alliance. It was the waning months of his embattled leadership at Interior before he would be ousted in December, but the group had been a …

Environmental justice conference

Questions of environmental justice take center stage

Over the past 14 months, the Trump administration has reversed dozens of U.S. environmental policies, overturning at least 33 environmental rules. Another two dozen additional rollbacks are in progress, including the announcement to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement.