U.S. Carbon Emissions Spiked 3.4% in 2018, Second-Largest Increase Since 1996

Carbon emissions in the U.S. experienced a sharp upswing in 2018, despite a record number of coal-fired power plant closings, according to new data. An analysis released by the research firm Rhodium Group Tuesday shows that emissions rose by 3.4 percent last year—the second-largest gain in more than twenty years. The analysis also found that … Read moreU.S. Carbon Emissions Spiked 3.4% in 2018, Second-Largest Increase Since 1996

Former EPA Chief Pruitt in Talks to Become Coal Company Consultant

Former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Scott Pruitt is in talks with a prominent coal executive about working for him as a consultant, the New York Times and the Washington Post reported Wednesday. Pruitt met with tycoon Joseph W. Craft III and executives from his company, Alliance Resources, at a Kentucky Coal Association meeting … Read moreFormer EPA Chief Pruitt in Talks to Become Coal Company Consultant