Politics Advocacy

Jennifer Yachnin



Jennifer writes about campaigns and elections and occasionally contributes articles about Western water issues. Before joining E&E in 2011, she spent 10 years at the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call where she worked as an investigative reporter writing about ethics, campaign finance and congressional wealth. Her work has also appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Detroit News and on National Public Radio. She has appeared as an expert guest on outlets including C-SPAN, NPR and local television. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan.

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Visitors spent $18B last year — report

Visitors to National Park Service sites generated more than $18 billion in spending in 2016 — with nearly 10 percent of that attributable to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Blue Ridge Parkway — according to data published by the nonpartisan research group Headwaters Economics.


Greens claim 93 imperiled species could be harmed

The construction of a continuous 2,000-mile wall along the United States' southern border with Mexico could lead to the extinction of several species including the jaguar, ocelot and the cactus ferruginous pygmy owl, according to a new analysis released today by the Center for Biological Diversity.