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Past articles by Zack:

Biden administration announces national standards for electric vehicle charging networks

The Biden administration on Wednesday evening announced new standards to expand electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure throughout the U.S. The standards will be laid out formally in a … → Read More

Biden administration announces new ocean conservation proposals

The Biden administration announced a raft of ocean-related conservation efforts on Wednesday, World Oceans Day, including ending the use of single-use plastics on federal lands and a proposed marin… → Read More

Environmental groups sue EPA over California, New Hampshire smog

Two environmental organizations on Tuesday filed a lawsuit alleging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has failed to properly address smog pollution in Los Angeles and Sacramento, Calif., as… → Read More

Asia may provide market for Russian oil after EU ban

Countries like China and India have the power to undercut the European Union’s latest move to sanction Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, potentially lessening the impact of one the most significa… → Read More

Climate groups coordinating $100M in ad spending ahead of midterms

A coalition of environmental groups on Monday announced a $100 million ad campaign ahead of a midterm election season that looks increasingly hostile to congressional Democrats. The groups wi… → Read More

EU officially adopts Russian oil embargo

The European Union on Friday formally adopted a sanctions package banning oil imports from Russia in response to its February invasion of Ukraine. The sanctions package, the sixth imposed by … → Read More

US Postal Service signals it will order more electric trucks after backlash

U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said Wednesday that the U.S. Postal Service is reconsidering the proportion of its fleet that will be electric vehicles (EV) after months of sharp criticism for … → Read More

OPEC+ announces 50 percent increase in oil output for July and August

OPEC+ nations on Thursday agreed to increase oil output by about 50 percent for the next two months after initially standing by a 400,000-barrel release. Ministers announced the agreement to … → Read More

Texas Democrats, unions call on Interior to protect workers’ rights in offshore wind leasing

A coalition of Texas unions and members of Congress is calling on the Biden administration to ensure workers’ rights are protected in the buildout of offshore wind infrastructure in the Gulf of Mex… → Read More

Trump-era rollbacks left US behind peers in climate change fight: report

The U.S. plummeted in international rankings of action on climate change, due predominantly to rollbacks under the Trump administration, according to a report issued Wednesday from Yale a… → Read More

‘Eco-fascist’ violence targets old scapegoats for new fears

Mass shooting suspects, including the man arrested for the recent Buffalo, N.Y., grocery store massacre, are increasingly invoking the so-called eco-fascist movement, which launders racist and anti… → Read More

Memorial Day weekend could kick off long, hot summer for gas prices

Soaring gas prices have Americans bracing for an expensive Memorial Day weekend, the traditional start of the summer when vacation-related travel typically spikes. Despite the inc… → Read More

Trump EPA chief ordered drivers to speed when running late, says internal report

Then-Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt instructed his security detail to drive above the speed limit to make appointments, sometimes to the point of “endangerpu… → Read More

Democrats signal support for controversial federal solar panel probe

Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Bob Casey (D-Pa.) signaled their support Thursday for a federal investigation into solar panel components condemned by many of their colleagues in both parties.&nbs… → Read More

Interior Department announces first offshore California wind lease sale

The Biden administration on Thursday announced the first proposed wind power lease sales offshore in California, the latest in a series of sales as the administration seeks to build out renewable e… → Read More

Massachusetts high court allows AG’s Exxon lawsuit to proceed

Massachusetts’s highest court on Tuesday declined to strike down Attorney General Maura Healey’s (D) lawsuit accusing ExxonMobil of knowingly misleading shareholders and the public about the relati… → Read More

NOAA predicts above-normal 2022 Atlantic hurricane season

Hurricane activity in 2022 is projected to be above average for the seventh year in a row, according to a forecast released Tuesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). B… → Read More

HSBC CEO disavows executive’s remarks about coping with Miami being underwater

HSBC’s CEO disavowed comments made by a senior executive of the bank in which he compared the financial threat of climate change to anxiety over Y2K and said people could “cope with” Miami being un… → Read More

Biden officials eyeing diesel stockpile to ease shortage

The Biden administration is in talks to tap to into a federal diesel reserve to address energy shortfalls, an official with knowledge of the matter confirmed to The Hill on Monday. An interagency … → Read More

Congressional progressives warn Biden, EU natural gas reliance may hurt climate goals

Twenty-two congressional Democrats on Thursday urged caution over the European Union’s plan to replace fossil fuel imports from Russia with liquefied natural gas (LNG) infrastructure. In a letter … → Read More