Ellen M. Gilmer



Ellen is a legal reporter for Energywire, covering the oil and gas industry, renewables and utilities. Her reporting focuses on the evolution of energy law in the face of the rapidly changing national energy landscape. She previously reported on state regulatory issues for Energywire and was a copy editor for other E&E News publications. Her work has appeared in The Oregonian, Scientific American and 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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Environmentalists lost big on LNG exports. Now what?

After years of fever-pitched opposition to liquefied natural gas exports, the Sierra Club quietly pulled its last LNG lawsuit from federal court last month. The withdrawal followed a series of losses in similar cases, a subdued end to environmentalists' chief legal campaign against shipping U.S. natural gas around the world.