Water Policy Army Corps

Ariel Wittenberg



Before diving into coverage of water issues like infrastructure funding, drought and ecosystem restoration, Ariel wrote about transportation and defense for E&E News. She worked previously for The Standard-Times in New Bedford, Mass., where her coverage focused on the offshore wind industry and toxic waste. In 2013 and 2014 the New England Newspaper and Press Association awarded her first place in environmental reporting and second place in investigative reporting, respectively, for her coverage of the New Bedford Harbor Superfund site. She graduated from Brandeis University in 2011 with a degree in American studies.

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La. restoration plan deemed a 'squandered opportunity'

An emergency program set up three years ago to stem the dramatic loss of Louisiana's coastal wetlands has yet to restore a single acre. Environmental groups initially saw the program as a crucial strategy, but now many fear the state agency is backing away from many of its key components.