Ellen M. Gilmer

Legal Editor


Ellen is the legal editor and reporter covering environmental litigation, the Justice Department and judicial nominations. She previously reported on energy law and policy. Her work has also appeared in The Oregonian, Scientific American and NYTimes.com. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Ball State University and a master's degree in environmental law from Lewis & Clark Law School.

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Obama officials back cities in fight with Big Oil

Obama-era EPA chief Gina McCarthy, former Secretary of State John Kerry and other past government officials are throwing their weight behind part of an appeal by two California cities seeking to hold fossil fuel companies accountable for climate change impacts.