Zack Colman, E&E News

Zack Colman

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Past articles by Zack:

LOBBYING: 'America First' or coal first? LNG groups want to know

As the Trump administration marches forward with its plan to aid economically distressed coal and nuclear power plants, the natural gas industry is looking for recognition from the White House. → Read More

WHITE HOUSE: Trump kills climate plan, then celebrates with coal miners

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — President Trump delivered a stake to the heart of his predecessor's climate rule. Then he went to coal country to give its eulogy. → Read More

CLEAN POWER PLAN: Trump EPA offers weakened CO2 rule replacement

The Trump administration released a plan today to regulate carbon dioxide emissions at power plants, undercutting a much broader effort by former President Obama to slash planet-warming gases. → Read More

EPA: Agency hurries on climate rules in case Trump's a one-termer

EPA is entering crunch time. A push is underway at the agency to get regulations out the door before the calendar flips to 2019, giving the administration two years to defend its environmental policies in court before the end of President Trump's first term. → Read More

Under Trump, public lands could see oil leases on millions of acres

The president wants to open millions of acres across the West, all owned by taxpayers, to private oil and gas companies. → Read More

The Colorado valley at stake in Trump’s oil boom —

After coal waned, a community redefined itself. Will new leases turn back the clock? → Read More

POLITICS: House Republican will introduce $23 carbon tax next week

Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) is preparing to introduce legislation that would pause federal regulations on climate change in exchange for an escalating tax on carbon emissions, according to draft legislation obtained by E&E News. → Read More

CARBON TAX: Republicans duel on climate measures behind the scenes

Forty-three House Republicans who say they want to address climate change could face a political test this week when they're asked to vote on a carbon tax. → Read More

WHITE HOUSE: Trump asked OPEC for more oil. His allies say that's weird

Reducing our dependence on foreign oil is a hallmark of U.S. energy policy. So it was a little perplexing that President Trump was encouraging major oil-producing nations to pump more crude to aid American drivers. → Read More

POLITICS: Another GOP group wants to tax carbon. Does it matter?

The Trump administration isn't moving on climate policy. A massive tax overhaul came and went. And yet a group of companies thinks the time is right to add muscle to a carbon tax push. → Read More

EPA: Sean Hannity declined jet ride with Pruitt

EPA officials asked Sean Hannity to hop into a jet with agency chief Scott Pruitt when he barnstormed farming communities to promote changes to a water pollution rule. → Read More

These Two Museums in Georgia Offer Sharply Different Accounts of Stalin's Legacy

The question of how one society could arrive at such diametrically opposed visions of its own history is one that vexes not just Georgia. → Read More

WHITE HOUSE: Trump mulls new global institution to promote fossil fuels

The Trump administration is considering forming "a new, central institution" to advocate for natural gas and coal technology and exports, according to a document E&E News obtained from an administration source. → Read More

EPA: Cheeseburgers run $17 at Pruitt's 'favorite' D.C. joint

For many locals, a posh French eatery on a bustling street in Washington, D.C., is a neighborhood hangout. Others view it as a place to be seen in a town where residents crave status and cultural cachet. → Read More

EPA: Is Pruitt still on 'thin ice'?

Scott Pruitt survived a day of grueling public attacks by his critics yesterday, but his performance may not be enough to guarantee long-term job security. → Read More

POLITICS: Skeptics feel empowered to 'keep pushing' under Trump

Climate skeptics are gaining ground. There's always been a vocal subset of conservatives who cast doubt on climate science, but what were once fringe views among broader Republicans -- like warming's a hoax -- are enjoying a growing acceptance in the GOP, worrying academics, scientists and sociologists. → Read More

EPA: Pruitt's chief of staff eyes exit — source

The chief of staff to U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is looking to leave his job as ethics problems continue to besiege his boss, according to an administration official. → Read More

WHITE HOUSE: Trump might release more sewage. Warming could make it worse

President Trump wants to loosen the rules for monitoring pollution discharges from sewers and industrial facilities as part of his infrastructure push. That could affect areas seeing more rain because of climate change, experts say. → Read More

POLITICS: Zinke met Israeli energy boss who called Arabs a 'cancer'

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke met with a far-right former Israeli politician who heads an oil and gas company that experts say is violating international law and U.S. policy. → Read More

SOTU: Trump embraces 'beautiful' coal and cites disasters, not CO2

President Trump tried to strike a unifying tone on controversial issues during his first State of the Union address. Climate change was not one of them. → Read More