Author: Emily Hofstaedter

The Supreme Court Limits the EPA’s Ability to Regulate Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled to restrict the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to regulate planet-warming emissions. The case, West Virginia v. EPA, considered whether the Clean Air Act gives the EPA the authority to broadly regulate power sector greenhouse gas emissions. In a 6-3 decision with the three liberal justices dissenting, the court ruled that […]

Insurers’ Efforts to Curb Wasteful Spending Is Driving Doctors Nuts

This story was originally published by Undark and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Last December, a young patient was admitted to Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, after several medications had failed to quell the child’s relentless seizures. A hospital pediatrician, Vignesh Doraiswamy, consulted with neurologists and then tried a different drug. The child […]

OSHA Found Risk Factors at an Amazon Warehouse Where a Tornado Killed Workers. The Agency Is Not Going to Punish Anyone

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will not be issuing any fines to Amazon despite an investigation finding multiple safety risks at the company’s Edwardsville, Illinois warehouse facility where, late last year, a Category 3 tornado hit killing six people.  The announcement from the nation’s federal worker safety watchdog came on Tuesday. The investigation into […]

The Folly of Ramping Up American Gas Exports to Europe

This story was originally published by Yale E360 and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. In the span of weeks, Russia’s war on Ukraine has created millions of refugees, transformed the geopolitical landscape, upended global energy markets and food supply chains, and hastened Europe’s efforts to transition away from fossil fuels. The war also threatens […]