The administration canceled a plan that would have allowed road construction in Izembek National Wildlife Refuge.
Author: Lisa Friedman
How Biden Got From ‘No More Drilling’ to Backing a Huge Project in Alaska
High gas prices, a looming election and fears of a costly legal battle seem to have shifted the political calculus for the president.
Biden Administration Approves Willow Oil Project in Alaska, Officials Say
The administration also announced new limits on Arctic drilling in an apparent effort to temper criticism over the $8 billion Willow oil project, which has faced sharp opposition.
Administration Expected to Endorse Limited Drilling in Alaska Project
An environmental review expected soon would effectively signal that the Willow project proceed, according to people familiar with the report.
Biden Bans Roads, Logging in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest
The U.S. Forest Service rule restricts development on more than nine million acres in North America’s largest temperate rainforest, reversing a Trump decision.
Depleted Under Trump, a ‘Traumatized’ E.P.A. Struggles With Its Mission
Despite an injection of funding, the agency still has not recovered from an exodus of scientists and policy experts, both insiders and critics say.
Ahead of Major Court Case, E.P.A. Revises Clean-Water Protections
A new rule revives an older set of protections for rivers, marshes and waterways, setting aside changes in the Obama and Trump administrations that led to years of legal wrangling.
Congress Offers $1 Billion for Climate Aid, Falling Short of Biden’s Pledge
Activists called the funding to help developing countries cope with the impacts of climate change “hugely disappointing.”
How to Hand Out Billions in Climate Subsidies? Very Carefully.
John Podesta, the White House aide overseeing new tax credits, said rules were expected to be in place within months. Avoiding waste and fraud is a priority.
Gina McCarthy, Biden’s Top Climate Adviser, to Step Down Sept. 16
As the country’s first national climate adviser, Ms. McCarthy helped seed climate policy throughout the federal government.