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Veteran state news editor takes the helm of natural resources; new energy on the climate law beat

Laura Maggi is the new editor of the E&E News natural resources team, a leader in coverage of the nation's public lands and waters.

She takes charge at a time when natural resource issues will play an important role in President Biden's plans to address climate change, including moves to restrict new oil and gas leases on federal lands, as well as revamping Trump-era regulation rollbacks on the National Environmental Policy Act, national monuments and migratory bird protection. The natural resources stories appear in Energywire, Greenwire, E&E Daily and E&E News PM.

Laura was previously the managing editor of Route Fifty, a publication that chronicles state and local government policy news. Before that, she was the metro editor of Louisiana's The Advocate, overseeing more than a dozen reporters covering Baton Rouge — including the August 2016 flooding of the region — and spent more than 12 years covering first politics and then criminal justice and health care for The Times-Picayune.

In other newsroom changes, Maxine Joselow has taken over the climate legal beat for Climatewire as lawsuits over climate change damages are ramping up at the state, federal and international levels. Maxine previously was a pillar on the transportation beat for Climatewire, Greenwire and E&E Daily, where she broke the story about General Motors and Ford scientists warning executives at the auto companies 50 years ago that car emissions caused climate change and meticulously covered former President Trump's controversial clean car standards.

Maxine has already written key stories on the kids' climate case, Juliana v. United States, and a Paris court ruling that the French government has failed to meet its commitment to slash greenhouse gas emissions.

She will continue to write for the ongoing "Off Topic" series, which features Q&As with key decisionmakers on a wide range of topics including politics, pet peeves and pastimes.

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

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