Chevron Owns This City’s News Site. Many Stories Aren’t Told.

This article, a joint reporting project of Floodlight and NPR, is published here as part of the global journalism collaboration Covering Climate Now. Open flames shot upward from four smokestacks at the Chevron refinery on the western edge of Richmond, Calif. Soon, black smoke blanketed the sky. News spread quickly that day last November, but […]

California enacts far-reaching climate disclosure laws

This article by Grist is published here as part of the global journalism collaboration Covering Climate Now. On October 7, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a sweeping series of climate and environmental laws into effect, cementing the Golden State’s reputation as a leader in climate action. The laws establish some of the country’s most robust […]

Proposed Pipeline Expansion Could Upend Three States’ Climate Plans

Protestors in front of a Chase Bank hold a sign reading "No Northwest Fossil Fuel Pipeline Expansions! Stop GTN Xpress"

California, Oregon, and Washington have all passed laws and enacted policies that require utilities to dramatically cut carbon pollution over the next decade.  But TC Energy, the Canadian owner of a major regional gas pipeline, has asked federal regulators to approve a plan that would dramatically expand the line’s capacity, flooding the region for decades […]