How the U.S. protects the environment, from Nixon to Trump: A curious person’s guide to the laws that keep the air clean and the water pure. Trump wants to roll back progress against climate change — he’s going to fail. Undoing the Clean Power Plan will be a legal nightmare: Donald Trump can’t erase Barack Obama’s signature climate achievement with the stroke of a pen. Trump’s environmental assault met with immediate legal challenges. Trump critics on climate policy hope executives can sway him. The corporations defying Trump on climate change are not your heroes. The most damaging part of Trump’s climate change order is the message it sends: “Climate change doesn’t matter”.

We knew Trump wanted to gut the EPA — a leaked plan shows how it would be done. What happens if the EPA is stripped of its power to fight climate change? For all the malevolence of Donald Trump’s executive order to undermine years of efforts to reduce carbon pollution, it’s arguably minor compared to the climate horror that would be unleashed if Massachusetts v. Environmental Protection Agency were to be overturned. Fox News destroyed EPA chief Scott Pruitt over climate change. Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office have been a disaster — Scott Pruitt’s have been even worse. America is surging ahead of the climate goals Trump’s EPA pick is suing to kill. Brad Plumer on what the optimists get wrong about Trump’s climate policies.

Eric Pooley on how climate change denial is the original fake news. Climate converts: The conservatives who are switching sides on warming. The left and right agree: Climate change doesn’t care who you voted for: To be against environmental regulation in 2017 is to be anti-environment. Tom Steyer moves beyond climate: The billionaire progressive has poured millions into politics over the last few years; now, Steyer wants to expand his group’s focus beyond climate change and — like many Democratic organizations and donors — lead the fight against Trump. Tom Cohen (SUNY-Albany): Make Anthropos Great Again: Notes on the Trumpocene.