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Jeremy P. Jacobs



Jeremy covers Western water, weather and legal issues for Greenwire, where he has worked since February 2010. He has written about the Supreme Court, as well as a wide range of issues including the Clean Air Act, Superfund and chemical policy. He worked previously as a political reporter for National Journal, The Hill and The New York Observer. He's been a media fellow at the Vermont Law School and holds a graduate degree from Columbia Journalism School, and an honors degree from Stanford University.

Latest Stories


Greens challenge Reclamation deal with Utah

Environmentalists yesterday sued the Trump administration over a deal with Utah to take more water from the Flaming Gorge Dam out of the Colorado River's main tributary, contending the environmental review failed to take climate change and droughts into account.


30 years later, Exxon Valdez’s legacy still gushes

When the Exxon Valdez oil tanker ran aground in March 1989 in Alaska’s Prince William Sound, it released a record-setting 11 million gallons of crude oil into a uniquely vulnerable environment, killing thousands of birds and animals and marring 1,300 miles of pristine coastline for decades. Thirty years later, its legacy can be seen across the oil and gas industry and in responses to other environmental disasters.


States reach drought pact as largest user protests

The Colorado River's seven states yesterday inked agreements for managing the river in the face of climate change and increasing droughts, meaning the Bureau of Reclamation will not move ahead with federally imposed restrictions on the water source for 40 million people and millions of acres of farmland.