Short of packing the protesters’ bags, North Dakota is doing everything it can to convince the remaining Dakota Access oil pipeline activists to meet Wednesday’s evacuation deadline with free bus tickets, food, hotel rooms and taxi rides.
New EPA administrator Scott Pruitt delivered the first batch emails to a watchdog group, adding new fuel to the debate over whether he’s too closely tied to the oil-and-gas industry.
At this point, the Standing Rock Sioux could use fewer Dakota Access pipeline protesters in the camps and more high-rollers at the reservation casino.
The National Zoo is packing up its American-born panda cub Bao Bao for a one-way flight to China, where the 3-year-old will eventually join a panda breeding program.
Scott Pruitt will take the helm at the Environmental Protection Agency this week facing questions about his relationship with fossil fuels companies and a workforce that, at least in part, seems skeptical about his plans for the agency.