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Past articles by Rachel:

Average gasoline price surpasses $5: GasBuddy

The average price of gasoline in the U.S. surpassed $5 per gallon for the first time ever on Thursday, according to gas price site GasBuddy. The latest high price comes after months of rising… → Read More

Biden administration seeks additional funding for energy transition in Latin America

The Biden administration announced on Thursday that it is working to deliver more money to fight climate change in Latin American countries, but did not set specific goals for many of the new initi… → Read More

DOE makes major loan to hydrogen energy project

The Energy Department announced on Wednesday that it will make a major loan to a facility that would create and store clean hydrogen energy. It will loan $504.4 million dollars to the Advance… → Read More

Democrats find that oil and gas industry is ‘failing’ to address methane leaks

The oil and gas industry is “failing” to address leaks of a planet-warming gas called methane, House Democrats said in a new report on Wednesday. A report from Democrats on the House Science,… → Read More

Democrats walk tightrope in push for electric vehicles

High gasoline prices are bolstering Democrats’ calls for increased electric vehicle adoption — but the party will have to contend with accusations of elitism as they make their case. Electric vehic… → Read More

Five automakers back California authority to set stricter vehicle emissions standards

A group of five automakers is backing California’s authority to set its own standards for climate-warming emissions for vehicles amid a legal challenge from several Republican-led states. Ford, Vo… → 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

Average gasoline price jumps 25 cents in one week

The average price of gasoline in the U.S. has risen 25 cents in just one week, adding to headaches faced by consumers and the Biden administration. On Monday, the average national price stood… → Read More

Companies pull out of drilling leases at Arctic Wildlife Refuge

Companies are backing out of controversial plans to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, which is home to a number of animal species. A company called Regenerate Alaska, which leased more … → Read More

House Republicans unveil energy, climate strategy

House Republicans are launching a new energy and climate strategy as the party seeks to win over voters ahead of the midterm elections, though green groups have immediately criticized the plans as … → Read More

EPA proposes giving states more power to block projects, reversing Trump

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to give states and tribes more power to block infrastructure projects like pipelines that run through their waters, reversing a Trump-era mov… → Read More

Haaland tests positive for COVID-19

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, according to the Interior Department. A department statement said she tested positive after experiencing “mild sympto… → Read More

Biden administration cuts fees for renewable energy on public lands

The Biden administration is seeking to make it easier to deploy renewable energy on pubic lands, slashing the amount of money that companies have to pay to use these lands for wind and solar. The I… → Read More

Harris unveils plan to ‘elevate’ water security in foreign policy

Vice President Harris on Wednesday announced a plan that aims to “elevate” water security as a national security issue. She said that the plan would involve “fully committing” the U.S. to hel… → Read More

Pentagon reports high levels of ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water near bases

The Defense Department is reporting high levels of toxic perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water near several of its bases, according to new data released by the depa… → Read More

Russia expands Europe gas supply cutoffs

Russia is cutting off additional supplies of natural gas to Europe — this time impacting countries including Germany — as the continent moves ahead with its own ban on Russian oil. Russ… → Read More

Climate activists frustrated as another deadline passes without spending deal

Climate advocates are frustrated that Democrats will miss yet another major deadline to pass a spending bill advancing environmental priorities. The apparent lack of progress ahead of Memoria… → Read More

G-7 countries agree to ‘eventual’ coal power phaseout

A group of major economic powers including the U.S. on Friday said they would agree to eventually phase out coal-fired power, a major contributor to climate change. The environment ministers … → Read More

SEC proposes regulations aimed at cracking down on ESG greenwashing

New federal rules released Wednesday could help ensure that investment funds labeled as environment, social and governance (ESG) actually deserve the name — and the high fees they command. The Secu… → Read More

Supreme Court rejects red states’ bid to block Biden accounting metric

The Supreme Court is rebuffing an attempt from red states to block the Biden administration from using a key climate accounting metric in its decisionmaking. In a new order on Thursday, the h… → Read More