Mark Drajem, Bloomberg Politics

Mark Drajem

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Past articles by Mark:

Climate Change stories

Climate Change news, political analysis, commentary, long-form features, polling, original video, interactive graphics, and more from the nation's leading political commentators. → Read More

How Climate Rules Might Fade Away

The calculations are hard to understand, and that bodes ill for the future. → Read More

FirstEnergy Says Its Headquarters Is Worth $568 Million to Ohio

FirstEnergy Corp., Ohio’s homegrown utility with roots in the state that date to 1930, wants its customers to pay to ensure it stays there. → Read More

Bill Clinton tells West Virginia a change is coming

Clinton tells America that coal jobs are the past, and Democrats who embrace energy independence have some ideas that contradict the views of energy producers. Also, the 25 million Americans who think the apocalypse is coming in their lifetime. → Read More

Tim Kaine is a Democrat who backed Atlantic drilling, LNG exports, coal

Tim Kaine is no Bernie Sanders, and his positions on energy issues illustrate that point. While Hillary Clinton's running mate supports policies to address climate change, he's also been supportive of his home state's coal industry, offshore drilling in the Atlantic and of LNG exports. → Read More

Pipeline bill follows TSCA to West Wing

Senate Democrats are renewing a push for oil-train legislation in the wake of Oregon crash; pipeline legislation is heading to the president's desk. → Read More

Trump Says Getting Rid of Regulations; Fracking to Spur Economy

Donald Trump tells reporters in North Dakota that eliminating rules and regulations would boost coal mining so that it could compete in the market. → Read More

DuPont, Dow Getting What They Asked For: Tougher EPA Oversight

Congress is about to send President Barack Obama the biggest overhaul of rules governing chemicals in four decades, a change sought by an industry that has faced a hodgepodge of retailer bans, consumer boycotts and state regulations. → Read More

FedEx’s Smith Says Trump Could Target OPEC to Curb Trade Deficit

Trade deficits in oil outpaced those with China in recent years, and so if presidential candidate Donald Trump wants to curb trade imbalances he should take aim at oil producers, FedEx CEO Fred Smith said. → Read More

Obama’s Keystone Rejection Strengthens His Hand at Climate Talks

President Barack Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline caps a series of executive actions he’s taken that will strengthen his hand later this month as he pursues a global deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions. → Read More

Big Oil Rolls Out Al Gore to Torpedo Ethanol

To persuade President Obama to abandon ethanol, the oil industry and its allies will try a new television advertising pitch, starting today: Ethanol is worse for the climate than gasoline. → Read More

OPEC to the Rescue for Mating Dance of Prairie Chicken

The greater sage grouse may have found an unlikely ally: OPEC. → Read More

Obama Opposes Bill to Lift Oil Export Ban Set for House Vote

President Barack Obama opposes a measure poised to advance in the House of Representatives this week that would end the four-decade U.S. ban on oil exports. → Read More

The EPA Doesn't Know How to Deal With 300 Million Tons of Animal Poop

The EPA delays promised rules to control the waste → Read More

Obama Proposes Deep Cut in Methane Leaks From Oil, Gas Operators

The Obama administration proposed the first federal rules to cut methane emissions from oil and gas production, the second major climate initiative by President Barack Obama this month. → Read More

EPA May Be Liable for Losses in Colorado Mine Spill

The Environmental Protection Agency and its contractors may have to pay millions of dollars in damages after mistakingly releasing toxic sludge that tainted a Colorado river, preventing its use by ranchers and residents. → Read More

Democrats' Walkout Fails to Stop Measure Blocking Obama Climate Rules

Senate Republicans advanced a bill to block Obama administration regulations curbing greenhouse-gas emissions, overcoming a walkout by Democrats from a committee meeting that was considering the measure. → Read More

Smithfield Joins Green Groups as Pigs Fly in Clean-Energy Fight

With North Carolina’s renewable energy mandate under assault from Republican legislators, green groups seeking to save it have found an unlikely ally: the state’s hog industry. → Read More

Why Power Suppliers Most Affected by EPA Plan Don’t Hate It

Opponents of President Barack Obama’s plan to cut power-plant emissions say utilities will be among the casualties. → Read More

Don’t Like Obama’s Carbon Plan? Fine, Here’s Cap and Trade

Republican governors who boycott the Obama administration’s new power-plant regulations may instead get an offer they can’t refuse: a cap-and-trade system many of them also oppose. → Read More