Josh Kurtz



Before covering politics for E&E News, Josh edited E&E Daily, E&E's principal publication covering Capitol Hill and national politics. He previously worked as an editor at Roll Call, a Capitol Hill newspaper; covered the Maryland State House for a suburban newspaper chain; tracked government and politics for the Santa Fe Reporter in New Mexico; and was in a long-term apprentice program for young journalists at The New York Times. Kurtz, who grew up in New York City, has a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Wisconsin and a master's in journalism from Columbia University.

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Will climate change help oust this nine-term GOP lawmaker?

Last summer, a handful of Houston-area environmentalists gathered in the living room of Daniel Cohan, a civil and environmental engineering professor at Rice University, and came up with a novel idea. They decided to invite the candidates for Congress in the 7th District — right in the heart of the city's "Energy Alley" — to a debate on climate change.