environment

Obama taps senior OMB aide Deese to succeed Podesta in environmental post

On Wednesday Obama tapped Brian Deese, deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget, to take over the White House's energy and environment portfolio.

Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) describes global warming as natural phenomenon

Comment represents an apparent about-face from stance he took as a moderate member of the U.S. House.

White House task force launches rule to curb pirate fishing

A presidential task force will propose new ways Tuesday to curb pirate fishing, administration officials said,

Sen. Patty Murray provides climate costs talking points

Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) warns in a memo Friday that climate costs will hurt the federal budget

EPA proposes limits on Alaska’s Pebble Mine project

The Environmental Protection Agency will propose Friday to limit mining activity in Alaska's Bristol Bay

Nebraska court date pushes final Keystone XL decision past the midterms

The administration won't issue a final Keystone XL pipeline decision until after the midterms, now that a key court case won't be heard until September

Pacific fishing interests oppose Obama’s plan to expand marine reserve

A powerful fishing council said Monday it opposes Obama's plan to expand ocean protections in the Pacific.

Obama, Leonardo DiCaprio vow efforts to protect the ocean

President Obama vowed to protect marine landscapes Tuesday, while actor Leonardo DiCaprio pledged $7 million to the cause.

The ad war over EPA’s climate rule has begun

EPA's climate rule, now two days old, is already the subject of an ad war

Obama declares the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks region of N.M. a national monument

"One of the great blessings of being an American is that we are blessed with some of the most beautiful landscapes and real estate on Earth," Obama said.

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