The global oil price war, demand reductions resulting from the coronavirus outbreak, and the industry’s mountain of debt have left Texas oil and gas companies in crisis. But even before the crisis, oil and gas drilling in Texas posed dangers to the environment and public health. Any response to the current crisis by the Railroad Commission and other state leaders should recognize the underlying risks created by oil and gas production and move toward correcting them.

Many plans for building new highways are absurd. But do we miss something important by limiting our conversation about “highway boondoggles” to new highway capacity?

Gideon Weissman

Millions of Americans are facing financial hardships due to COVID-19. Taking lessons from the past and investing in energy efficiency can play a part in alleviating financial stress while also working towards a more sustainable future.

Aidan Braun

Several recent studies have suggested that air pollution may make COVID-19 infections more severe. These findings fit with previous research documenting how air pollution damages our bodies and makes us more vulnerable to infectious diseases. This new research should spur us to redouble our efforts to reduce air pollution.

Elizabeth Ridlington

Senior Policy Analyst Tony Dutzik moderated a panel on state-level climate policy at the National Shared Mobility Summit.

As Congress debates a new auto bailout, Gideon Weissman explained in Marketwatch how U.S. automakers failed to live up to their environmental and economic promises following the last bailout, and the lessons for this time around.

Policy analyst R.J. Cross spoke to Streetsblog USA about how the auto industry's loose lending standards promote more driving and more debt, and help perpetuate auto-dependence throughout our transportation system.

What are the pitfalls and opportunities for electrifying transit bus fleets? Reuters takes a look, in its coverage of our new electric buses report.

Vox describes the laws that let dealerships sell potentially dangerous used cars, following our finding that 1 in 9 surveyed used vehicles sold at Autonation contain unrepaired safety recalls.

In Florida, where the Trump administration has proposed allowing offshore drilling, the Miami Herald covered our new report describing how drilling off our coasts damages not just ocean habitats, but onshore environments and communities too.