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Past articles by Mark:

Trump’s intervention fails to save coal-fired power plant

Company owned by major Trump donor supplied TVA plant with coal supplies. → Read More

Trump’s empty pledge to revive coal is only punishing Appalachia

Appalachia can have bright future without coal, experts say. → Read More

House Republicans reveal how they’ll attack the growing popularity of a Green New Deal

GOP lawmaker questions why the "grownups" of the Democratic Party are supporting the bold climate plan. → Read More

Senate committee approves friend of fossil fuel, chemical industries to head Trump’s EPA

Andrew Wheeler's nomination to replace Scott Pruitt now heads to full Senate for vote. → Read More

Is it karma or simply fate? Virginia could be poised to get its second black governor

Gov. Ralph Northam may be forced from office because of racist pictures on his school yearbook page. Who better to succeed him than Justin Fairfax, an African American descendant of slaves? → Read More

Russia follows Trump administration’s lead, pulls out of nuclear arms treaty

Russia says it believes the U.S. suspension of the INF treaty jeopardizes other arms control agreements as well. → Read More

In some toxic towns, many feel the government has been ‘pretty much shut down’ for decades

For those living near Superfund sites, the shutdown fueled fears that the EPA isn't able to respond in an emergency. → Read More

Trump’s EPA will not set legal limit on dangerous chemicals in drinking water, report says

Chemicals have been linked to cancer, thyroid disease, and weakened childhood immunity. → Read More

Trump considers undercutting state authority in quest to expedite pipeline development

Congress would need to rewrite the Clean Water Act to limit state powers, legal experts say. → Read More

Trump administration has a new plan to prop up dying coal industry

Energy Department offers $38 million for research into keeping old coal plants online. → Read More

Governors kick off 2019 with bold calls for climate action in these 5 states

With the federal government moving in the opposite direction, state officials take the mantle on climate leadership. → Read More

Furloughed employees want to get back to work protecting the environment and public lands

Government shutdown causing personal hardship for EPA and National Park Service workers. → Read More

New House climate committee even weaker than panel from more than a decade ago

Democratic House leadership opts to repeat old formula for fighting climate change. → Read More

Trump ignores climate change, offers handouts to timber industry in wildfire executive order

Commercial logging has been found to increase wildfire risk. → Read More

Calls for Green New Deal select committee get cold shoulder from Democratic leadership

Panel focused on broad-based climate and jobs legislation now seems like a long shot. → Read More

After a year of strong resistance, future looks uncertain for 2 controversial pipelines

The Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley pipelines will continue to face major legal and regulatory hurdles in 2019. → Read More

Calls mount for Trump’s newest energy regulator to recuse himself over conflicts of interest

FERC Commissioner Bernard McNamee's rushed Senate confirmation viewed as deeply irresponsible. → Read More

EPA employee morale worsens as Trump’s anti-regulatory agenda grows more entrenched

Despite departure of Scott Pruitt, reorganization plans send anxiety levels soaring among EPA workforce. → Read More

House Democrats won’t let Zinke escape investigation, even after he leaves office

"Our job is to conduct policy oversight and we’re not going to stop just because he leaves office." → Read More

Scientists stand behind youth climate activists in support of Green New Deal

"What I love about the Green New Deal is the emphasis on equity and equality, and representation." → Read More