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Automakers Sought Looser Rules. Now They Hope to Stop Trump From Going Too Far.

Automakers Sought Looser Rules. Now They Hope to Stop Trump From Going Too Far.

Mitch Bainwol, left, the auto industry’s top lobbyist, with Mr. Pruitt at an event last month announcing the proposed rollback of Obama-era auto emissions rules.

Trump Moves to Open Nearly All Offshore Waters to Drilling

Trump Moves to Open Nearly All Offshore Waters to Drilling

Tugboats pulled a Chevron production platform toward the Gulf of Mexico in 2013.

Pruitt’s Successor Wants Rollbacks, Too. And He Wants Them to Stick.

Pruitt’s Successor Wants Rollbacks, Too. And He Wants Them to Stick.

Andrew Wheeler, the acting head of the Environmental Protection Agency, is moving more slowly to cut regulations than his predecessor, Scott Pruitt.

U.S. Carbon Emissions Surged in 2018 Even as Coal Plants Closed

U.S. Carbon Emissions Surged in 2018 Even as Coal Plants Closed

Passenger planes at the Phoenix airport in July. Greenhouse gas emissions from airplanes and trucking increased sharply in 2018.

At E.P.A., Pruitt’s ‘Sheriff’ Clashed With Critics of Spending

At E.P.A., Pruitt’s ‘Sheriff’ Clashed With Critics of Spending

Pasquale Perrotta, fifth from left in a suit jacket and dark blue shirt, leads the security detail for the E.P.A. administrator, Scott Pruitt, center, and was central to spending decisions that have drawn scrutiny.

Tropical Forests Suffered Near-Record Tree Losses in 2017

Tropical Forests Suffered Near-Record Tree Losses in 2017

The western Amazon region of Brazil in September.

No Children Because of Climate Change? Some People Are Considering It

No Children Because of Climate Change? Some People Are Considering It

The Tengger Desert in China is growing because of climate change. Around the world, many would-be parents are looking at effects like this and hesitating.

Scott Pruitt Met With Lobbyist Whose Wife Rented Him a $50-a-Night Condo

Scott Pruitt Met With Lobbyist Whose Wife Rented Him a $50-a-Night Condo

Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, has been criticized for the ways that his professional actions overlap with personal relationships.

Climate Change Is Driving People From Home. So Why Don’t They Count as Refugees?

Climate Change Is Driving People From Home. So Why Don’t They Count as Refugees?

A shipwrecked migrant in the Mediterranean in November. New research suggests that weather shocks are spurring people to seek asylum in Europe.

What Land Will Be Underwater in 20 Years? Figuring It Out Could Be Lucrative

What Land Will Be Underwater in 20 Years? Figuring It Out Could Be Lucrative

The Battery area of Charleston, S.C., after Hurricane Matthew in October 2016. Companies are seeking better climate forecasts to assess the risks of operating in the area.

Ex-Lobbyist for Foreign Governments Helped Plan Pruitt Trip to Australia

Ex-Lobbyist for Foreign Governments Helped Plan Pruitt Trip to Australia

A number of people from outside the government have worked to influence foreign travel by Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency chief.

Trump to Withdraw Nomination of Climate Skeptic as Top Environmental Adviser

Trump to Withdraw Nomination of Climate Skeptic as Top Environmental Adviser

Kathleen Hartnett White at Trump Tower in Manhattan in 2016.

How a Coal Baron’s Wish List Became President Trump’s To-Do List

How a Coal Baron’s Wish List Became President Trump’s To-Do List

Robert E. Murray, chief executive of the largest coal mining company in the United States, at a Clean Power Plan hearing in Charleston, W.Va., in November.

Trump’s Infrastructure Plan May Ignore Climate Change. It Could Be Costly.

Trump’s Infrastructure Plan May Ignore Climate Change. It Could Be Costly.

The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway in Louisiana is one of the projects listed by President Trump as a priority for federal investment.

Growing Crisis Threatens Scott Pruitt, E.P.A. Chief, as Top Aides Eye the Exits

Growing Crisis Threatens Scott Pruitt, E.P.A. Chief, as Top Aides Eye the Exits

Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency administrator, with his top policy adviser, Samantha Dravis, at Trump Tower in 2016. Ms. Dravis has resigned.

Top Trump Officials Clash Over Plan to Let Cars Pollute More

Top Trump Officials Clash Over Plan to Let Cars Pollute More

The acting administrator of the E.P.A., Andrew K. Wheeler, has expressed concern that a planned Trump administration rollback of auto-emissions rules might be vulnerable in court.


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