Juliet Eilperin, Washington Post

Juliet Eilperin

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Past articles by Juliet:

Biden administration proposes sweeping protections for Alaska’s Tongass National Forest

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Thursday the administration will stop large-scale old-growth logging and bar road development on more than 9 million acres, in a move that would reverse one of Donald Trump’s biggest public lands decisions. → Read More

Biden officials move to reinstate Alaska roadless rule, overturning Trump policy

The Biden administration said Friday it would prohibit road building in half of Alaska’s Tongass National Forest, resurrecting 20-year-old protections Donald Trump had stripped three months before leaving office. → Read More

St. Croix refinery halts operations after raining oil on local residents once again

A troubled refinery in St. Croix announced Wednesday evening it would temporarily halt operations after raining oil on local residents for the second time in just over three months. → Read More

Adam Kolton, who helped fend off development in Alaska’s wild places, dies at 53

He held leadership roles at the Alaska Wilderness League, served as legislative director of the National Wildlife Federation and was instrumental in passage of pro-environment bills. → Read More

EPA, U.S. Virgin Islands officials launch probe after second St. Croix refinery accident

Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Virgin Islands officials are investigating a second accident at controversial refinery in St. Croix, which released noxious fumes into the air and forced some schools to close. The release of hydrogen sulfide, less than two months after the Limetree Bay refinery showered oil on a neighboring community, has raised fresh questions about the operation. → Read More

Transportation Department proposes letting states set their own tailpipe emission rules

The Transportation Department announced Thursday that it would withdraw its part of a Trump administration rule blocking states from setting their own tailpipe standards, which could help pave the way for a broader climate deal with the nation’s automakers. → Read More

Tyrannosaurs likely hunted in packs rather than heading out solo, scientists find

Tyrannosaurs probably hunted in groups, scientists announced Monday after analyzing fossils buried in Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. → Read More

Limetree Bay refinery on St. Croix will test Biden’s environmental justice promises

On the island of St. Croix sits one of the first major tests for President Biden's commitment to environmental justice: a major oil refinery coaxed back to life in the final days of the Trump administration. → Read More

Judge throws out Trump rule limiting what science EPA can use

A federal judge on Monday vacated the Trump administration rule limiting which scientific studies the Environmental Protection Agency can use in crafting public health protections, overturning one of the last major rollbacks the agency enacted before President Biden took office. → Read More

The Energy 202: Biden puts Trump’s climate policies under a microscope — and career officials lend a hand

More than a dozen U.S. Geological Survey managers filed a complaint against a Trump appointee days before Biden's inauguration. → Read More

Trump officials moved most Bureau of Land Management staffers out of D.C. More than 87 percent quit instead.

The decision to relocate BLM headquarters to Colorado and redistribute jobs in the West prompted 287 employees to retire or find other jobs. → Read More

The Energy 202: Trump's EPA chief hopes Biden doesn't focus solely on climate change

Wheeler wants his successor to “build off” his work. Biden is pledging to reverse many of his most significant policies. → Read More

In confronting climate change, Biden won’t have a day to waste

In recent days Joe Biden has shown he is prepared to deliver on his promise to pursue a more ambitious environmental agenda than any of his predecessors — one that aspires to rapidly shrink the nation’s carbon emissions, give voice to the vulnerable communities hit hardest by pollution and create more jobs in clean energy.. → Read More

Carol Moseley Braun, the first Black female senator, eyes interior secretary post

Former senator Carol Moseley Braun (D-Ill.), who served with President-elect Joe Biden, said in an interview that she is interested in serving as the next interior secretary. → Read More

Trump officials rush to auction off rights to Arctic National Wildlife Refuge before Biden can block it

The Trump administration on Monday called for oil companies to pick spots where they'd like to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, launching a leasing process it aims to finish just before President-elect Joe Biden takes office. → Read More

Trump to strip protections from Tongass National Forest, one of the biggest intact temperate rainforests

For years, federal and academic scientists have identified Tongass as an ecological oasis that serves as a massive carbon sink while providing key habitat for wild Pacific salmon and trout, Sitka black-tailed deer and myriad other species. It boasts the highest density of brown bears in North America, and its trees — some of which are between 300 and 1,000 years old — absorb at least 8 percent… → Read More

Long-delayed Trump administration study finds that climate change threatens polar bears

After stalling it for months, a top Trump official released a polar bear study Friday that highlights their vulnerability to climate change, saying he wanted to be "satisfied" with its underlying science before making it public. → Read More

How genetic science helped expose a coronavirus outbreak in Iowa

Workers at an Agri Star meatpacking plant in Iowa were left clueless as the coronavirus spread in their ranks. Genetic data held the answers. → Read More

Alaska mining executive resigns a day after being caught on tape boasting of his ties to GOP politicians

Mining executive Tom Collier, who boasted in secretly taped conversations with environmentalists that he had leveraged his ties to Republican officials to advance a controversial project in Alaska, resigned Wednesday. → Read More

In secret tapes, mine executives detail their sway over leaders from Juneau to the White House

A group of environmentalists posed as potential investors in a controversial Alaska gold mine secretly recorded video conversations with top executives who are trying to get federal approvals for the project . These tapes, made public Monday, provide a rare glimpse into how the men behind Pebble Mine have wielded their political influence, getting access to the Trump White House through Alaska's… → Read More