California's Solar Sector Is Cooling Off

Analysts expect expansion to continue in emerging markets Utah, Texas, South Carolina and Florida.

After EPA Flip, a Push in Several States to Block ‘Harmful’ Pesticide

“If it’s not going to be done federally, we should do it at state level,” said Maryland Del. Dana Stein, a Democrat who has introduced a chlorpyrifos ban in her state. “This is the tactic. It’s the only available option.”

Trump's EPA Concludes Environmental Racism Is Real

A new report from the Environmental Protection Agency finds that people of color are much more likely to live near polluters and breathe polluted air—even as the agency seeks to roll back regulations on pollution.

233 Mayors Object to EPA's Proposal to Scrap Clean Power Plan

The local government leaders say they'd benefit from the "support and certainty that a federal framework for reducing the power sector’s greenhouse gas emissions could provide."

This City Is Making Climate Action Affordable for Low-Income Residents

“You don’t need to drive a Tesla to benefit from the green dividend,” said San José Mayor Sam Liccardo.

Pruitt’s States’ Rights Double-Standard on Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The EPA administrator hopes to curtail California’s aggressive fuel economy standards having already backed the authority of states loosening clean air controls.

New York Looks to Lead on Offshore Wind, Not Drilling

Meanwhile, Alaska’s congressional delegation has backed offshore drilling in some places but wants local consultation before finalizing a plan.

Trump's Environmental Actions Spark Resistance in Many States

From pesticide regulations to land use policy, Democratic leaders in states across the country spent 2017 fighting President Trump on the environment, a conflict that shows no sign of letting up this year.

North America’s Largest Transit System Is the Acid Test for Electric Buses

“There really has been a convergence of factors over the last four or five years that has made this a really good time for New York to jump in,” according to Proterra's chief commercial officer.

Governors Press for Exemptions From Expanded Offshore Drilling

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has gone silent after excluding Florida from a draft lease sales plan, but letters criticizing that decision’s “arbitrary” nature keep coming in.

Tech Is Forcing State Leaders To Rethink Transportation Departments

As technology is celebrated at CES, state transportation leaders huddled to assess its impact on everything from the environment to their departments’ business models.

A Clash on Capitol Hill Over the Future of Utah’s Bears Ears Monument

Native American tribes are opposed to GOP legislation that would change the size and management of the Obama-era national monument, which President Trump has sought to shrink.

Trump Administration Eyes as ‘Much as Possible’ for Expanded Offshore Drilling

A number of state and local officials are opposing the leasing of previously protected waters.

In California’s Wildfires, a Looming Threat to Climate Goals

The state’s environmental regulations are known to be stringent, but they have limits: They apply only to human-caused emissions.

Houston's Former Mayor Still Waiting for an 'Adequate' Federal Response to Hurricane Harvey

Plus her thoughts on how the city balances industry with environmental sustainability.

Did Climate Change Worsen the Southern California Fires?

Seven of the state’s 10 largest modern wildfires have occurred in the last 14 years.

D.C. Has to Work Around a White House That Denies Climate Change to Prepare for a 500-Year Flood

The city needs the federal government's cooperation to make its climate-change resiliency plan work.

Mayors Gather in Chicago to Sign New International Municipal Climate Charter

"Rather than burying our heads in the sand, Chicago is working with cities across the country and around the world to address the threat of climate change," according to Mayor Rahm Emanuel.