The Trump administration has used executive orders, deregulation and delays to reduce environmental regulation. Biden administration officials will use many of the same tools to undo their work.
Nov. 12, 2020 • ~6 min
Republicans and Democrats take sharply different positions on managing US public lands, but there's solid consensus on some issues.
Oct. 6, 2020 • ~10 min
Conservation or copper? A proposed mine in northern Minnesota pits industrial jobs against a thriving outdoor economy.
Oct. 5, 2020 • ~10 min
The Fed's independence helped it save the US economy in 2008 – the CDC needs the same authority today
The Trump administration has revised CDC health guidelines and undermined its own experts, making it harder for science to prevail over politics in US's coronavirus strategy.
July 15, 2020 • ~8 min
From border security to climate change, national emergency declarations raise hard questions about presidential power
Declaring an issue is a national emergency lets presidents act quickly and with few constraints. But once they get this kind of power, it's hard to take it back – and it can produce bad policies.
March 9, 2020 • ~9 min