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Two new hires amp up business, public health coverage

E&E News has hired two new reporters to cover chemicals and climate finance, issues that have drawn increased attention in energy and environment as business takes more action on climate change, public health and environmental justice.

Ev Crunden will cover chemicals and hazardous waste including regulations, corporate actions and their impact on public health for Greenwire and E&E Daily. They previously reported for Industry Dive's Waste Dive, where they focused on toxic chemical disposal including per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Ev has also covered climate and environmental politics and policy and reported from areas including Texas, Florida, Michigan and Puerto Rico. They have also worked for the International Center for Journalists focusing on North Africa, Pakistan and China.

Ev has already written about President-elect Joe Biden's plans for PFAS regulations, chemicals provisions in appropriations bills and the release of EPA's draft Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) program handbook.

Avery Ellfeldt will report on financial issues related to climate change for Climatewire. Her promotion comes after a successful stint as a fellow with the publication since the beginning of the year. She has also previously worked for NPR, Bloomberg Government, Wambra Radio in Ecuador and the Kino Border Initiative in Mexico. Avery has won multiple awards from the Minnesota Newspaper Association for her investigative reporting.

Recent highlights from Avery's coverage include the Federal Reserve warning about the impact of climate change on global financial stability for the first time and Biden's plan to move on corporate climate risk.

For more information, contact Kate Ling at connect@eenews.net.

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