Forests Interior

Brittany Patterson



Brittany joined E&E in 2015 and covers forests, the Forest Service and the Interior Department for ClimateWire. Previously, Brittany wrote for San Francisco's NPR affiliate KQED and the Kitsap Sun newspaper in Washington state. Her work also has appeared in The Atlantic, Mother Jones and Earth Island Journal. She holds degrees from the Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and San Jose State University, where she graduated magna cum laude.

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Climate change is in the crosshairs of BLM rule repeal

When the Interior Department unveiled a sweeping final plan in September to develop renewable energy across the California desert while protecting species like the Mohave ground squirrel from climate change, many hailed it as setting a new standard in federal land management policy.