Counseled by Industry, Not Staff, E.P.A. Chief Is Off to a Blazing Start

By CORAL DAVENPORT July 1, 2017 WASHINGTON — In the four months since he took office as the Environmental Protection Agency’s administrator, Scott Pruitt has moved to undo, delay or otherwise block more than 30 environmental rules, a regulatory rollback larger in...

Climate Science Meets a Stubborn Obstacle: Students

By AMY HARMON June 4, 2017 WELLSTON, Ohio — To Gwen Beatty, a junior at the high school in this proud, struggling, Trump-supporting town, the new science teacher’s lessons on climate change seemed explicitly designed to provoke her. So she provoked him back. When the...

How G.O.P. Leaders Came to View Climate Change as Fake Science

By CORAL DAVENPORT and ERIC LIPTON June 3, 2017 WASHINGTON — The campaign ad appeared during the presidential contest of 2008. Rapid-fire images of belching smokestacks and melting ice sheets were followed by a soothing narrator who praised a candidate who had stood...

California Engages World, and Fights Washington, on Climate Change

By CORAL DAVENPORT and ADAM NAGOURNEY May 23, 2017 LOS ANGELES — The environmental ministers of Canada and Mexico went to San Francisco last month to sign a global pact — drafted largely by California — to lower planet-warming greenhouse pollution. Gov. Jerry Brown...

Trump Rules: How Rollbacks at Scott Pruitt’s E.P.A. Are a Boon to Oil and Gas

The new E.P.A. administrator has a long, helpful history with Devon Energy, going back to his days as attorney general of Oklahoma.