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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Cheryl LaFleur has become a key voice in the debate over natural gas pipelines and climate change. As one of two Democrats on the five-member Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, LaFleur has made waves lately for her insistence on broad analysis of potential greenhouse gas emissions.