21 hours ago
For months, transit advocates have dreaded the decision to raise fares and cut service throughout the D.C. Metro system. That day arrived last week. Changes take effect on July 1.
5 days ago
Even if carbon emissions are reaching a "plateau," that still represents an unprecedented amount of the gas entering the atmosphere every year.
March 20, 2017, 5am PDT
Washington, D.C. is looking to cut back on one of the incentives that inspire commuters to drive to and from work.
March 9, 2017, 11am PST
The Washington Post has a big scoop about the early draft of the Trump Administration's budget for the Department of Housing Urban Development.
March 6, 2017, 9am PST
No surprise here. Scott Pruitt agreed with nine state attorney generals, including his replacement in Oklahoma, to reverse a request enacted by his predecessor to require oil and gas drillers to record information on the release of methane emissions.
March 5, 2017, 5am PST
A dramatic entrance on horseback preceded one of Ryan Zinke's first actions as Secretary of the Department of Interior—rescinding guidance issued by the Fish & Wildlife Service to phase out the use of toxic, lead ammunition on federal lands.
February 25, 2017, 5am PST
Next on President Trump's environmental chopping block may be a rollback of fuel efficiency standards. Two auto associations have asked EPA Administer Scott Pruitt to review a decision made last month to retain a 54.5 mpg target.
February 23, 2017, 9am PST
The first environmental regulation to be rescinded under President Trump was the Stream Protection Rule. It will not be the last. The president has his eyes on a rule that limits greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants.
February 22, 2017, 6am PST
A new, interactive feature by The Washington Post endeavors to bring the point about the nation's crumbling infrastructure closer to home.
February 14, 2017, 1pm PST
Funding for a feasibility study is always one thing. Funding for a project is always something else.
February 8, 2017, 2pm PST
Time will tell whether President Trump is able to enact any of the ambitious trade policies he proposed on the campaign trail, but research shows the cities that will prosper or suffer based on the success of those initiatives.
February 3, 2017, 10am PST
Facing backlash from hunting and angling groups, Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz withdrew legislation that would have transferred millions of acres of federal lands to state governments in the West. But news wasn't good for other environmental bills.
February 3, 2017, 8am PST
The "sanctuary cities" that President Trump has repeatedly characterized as incubators of crime are generally safer than other cities, according to a new analysis of FBI crime data.
February 2, 2017, 9am PST
Smart Growth America surveyed five examples of transit oriented developments from around the country and found a common characteristics: all of the projects have way too much parking.
January 27, 2017, 11am PST
Metro Rail and MARC were flooded with riders on their way to the Women's March to protest the inauguration of Donald Trump in the nation's capital.
January 26, 2017, 11am PST
A Washington Post/ABC News poll released Jan. 17 showed the exact opposite result of a Reuters/Ipsos poll released two days later on the financing for President Trump's $1 trillion infrastructure plan. However, the polls took different approaches.
January 16, 2017, 9am PST
The country's first "clean coal" facility has also been described as "the world's largest post-combustion carbon capture system."
January 9, 2017, 12pm PST
A columnist attributes the success of President-elect Trump's anti-Muslim rhetoric with a rise in potentially illegal land use decisions around the state of Virginia.
January 5, 2017, 12pm PST
Mexico began deregulation of gasoline prices to the dismay of motorists, as gas prices jumped about 20 percent on New Year's Day. People are so upset that pundits suggest the decision may imperil President Enrique Peña Nieto's re-election next year.
December 31, 2016, 11am PST
The Washington Post takes stock of the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) in its final days, finding a program hampered by bad faith from large banks and bad oversight by the Treasury Department.