Energy transitions

Benjamin Storrow

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Prior to joining Climatewire in 2016, Benjamin Storrow worked at newspapers in Massachusetts and Wyoming. Benjamin has a degree in international affairs from George Washington University.

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Q&A

Talking climate change with Colo. Gov. John Hickenlooper

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) has always fancied himself a deal-maker, especially when it comes to the environment. In 2014, Colorado became the first state to regulate oil field methane emissions after Hickenlooper brokered a deal between three big oil companies and the Environmental Defense Fund (Climatewire, Feb. 25, 2014).

ETHICS

15 energy lobbyists hired using Trump's weakened rule

President Trump campaigned on a promise to drain Washington of lobbyists' influence in government, but once in office, he issued an executive order that made it easier for lobbyists to join the administration. The influx has been welcomed by administration supporters and industry representatives, who say the new staffers can help rebalance American energy policy. Democrats, environmentalists and some ethics experts, by contrast, have expressed alarm.