Jennifer Ludden

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Trump Environmental Rollbacks Roll On Despite Pandemic. Opponents Cry Foul

Thursday, May 28, 2020

The Trump administration is rushing to finalize some of its biggest environmental rollbacks ahead of November's election. Some affected groups say they're too distracted by the pandemic to engage.


Greenhouse Gas Emissions Predicted To Fall Nearly 8% — Largest Decrease Ever

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Global energy demand, particularly for coal, is falling sharply this year, the International Energy Agency says. The drop is caused by weather patterns and COVID-19 shutdowns.


Trump Administration Weakens Auto Emissions Standards

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The Trump administration is replacing Obama-era fuel economy standards with weaker ones that will allow for more air pollution. Groups are already lining up to challenge the new rule.


Trump Administration Proposes Major Changes To Bedrock Environmental Law

Thursday, January 09, 2020

The move would ease approval for major infrastructure projects. It could mean federal agencies won't need to consider climate impacts of things like pipelines and highways.


Trump Administration Challenges California And Automakers On Fuel Economy

Friday, September 06, 2019

The Trump administration says only the federal government can set tailpipe emissions standards. It's the latest move in a months long standoff over efforts to weaken a key Obama-era climate rule.


Trump Touts 'Environmental Leadership,' Even As D.C. Has Floods And Critics Pounce

Monday, July 08, 2019

In an East Room event that played like a campaign rally, President Trump touted his push for clean air and "crystal clear" water. He made no mention of climate change, a growing concern for voters.


What To Expect As The 2020 Democratic Candidates Debate Climate Change Policies

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Climate change is a top issue for Democratic primary voters. As the 2020 presidential candidates prepare for their first debates, a look at what to expect from the many candidates.


Skipping School Around The World To Push For Action On Climate Change

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Students around the world and across the U.S. skipped classes Friday to protest inaction on climate change. It's part of a wave of pressure from young people who say their future is at stake.


Trump EPA Says Mercury Limits On Coal Plants Too Costly, Not 'Necessary'

Friday, December 28, 2018

The EPA says it will keep limits on toxic mercury emissions from coal plants but now deems them not cost-effective. Environmental groups worry the move could hinder future regulations.


New U.S. Climate Assessment Forecasts Dire Effects On Economy, Health

Monday, November 26, 2018

The Trump administration released a major climate assessment on Black Friday. It is the most detailed and blunt assessment yet of the dangers of unchecked global warming.


Trump Administration Eases Regulation Of Methane Leaks On Public Lands

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The proposal to reduce limits on methane emissions from oil and gas operations on public land is the latest move to roll back Obama-era climate regulations.


Opinion: Please Take Away My Kids' Cellphones At School

Saturday, August 18, 2018

It has been a depressing week of back-to-school stories. But NPR's Jennifer Ludden has found one to be happy about: cellphones will soon be locked up at her kids' school.


Flooding And Rising Seas Threaten America's Oldest Farmland

Saturday, June 02, 2018

Some of the oldest farmland in America is on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. But as sea levels rise, saltwater is killing crops and threatening a way of life.


EPA Chief Pruitt Faces Tough Questions On Capitol Hill

Thursday, April 26, 2018

EPA chief Scott Pruitt said the recent scrutiny he has received over ethical issues is an effort to undermine the president's agenda.


EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Prepares For Questions On Ethics Allegations

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt appears on Capitol Hill Thursday for the first time since a string of ethics allegations. But what has he done at the agency and what are the questions he may face about his conduct there?


Trump Touts Pruitt's 'Great Job,' But EPA Rollbacks Have A Long Road Ahead

Monday, April 09, 2018

Embattled EPA chief Scott Pruitt has moved to reverse or weaken dozens of environmental measures. But many face a slow regulatory process, and may yet be undone.


How Much Can The Repeal Of The Clean Power Plan Help The Declining Coal Industry?

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has formally begun the process to repeal the Clean Power Plan and coal states are welcoming the action. But the industry is still declining throughout the country.


Environmental Protection Agency To Eliminate Obama's Clean Power Plan

Monday, October 09, 2017

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced Monday that he'll sign a proposed rule to withdraw from the Clean Power Plan, an Obama-designed plan to meet U.S. obligations under the Paris climate accord.


Public To EPA On Cutting Regulations: 'No!'

Friday, May 19, 2017

The Environmental Protection Agency asked for public input on "job-killing regulations" and has received more than 28,000 comments, many of which urge the agency not to roll back protections.


Marchers Unite To Take On Trump's Climate Policies

Saturday, April 29, 2017

On the symbolic 100th day in office for President Trump, who has denied climate change, protesters are rallying in front of the White House to call for better environmental protections.