Politics

Lesley Clark

Reporter

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Clark previously was a reporter with McClatchy, covering coal, Kentucky and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). She also covered the White House for McClatchy, writing about clashes over taxes and spending, energy and climate change and health care. She's reported from Saudi Arabia, Israel, Jordan, Russia, Mexico, Japan, Kenya and Cuba.

A graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Clark also worked at the Miami Herald, writing about opposition to offshore oil drilling and efforts to restore the Everglades.

Latest Stories

WHITE HOUSE

DOE weighs regulation rollback after Trump order

The Department of Energy will look at how it might carry out President Trump's executive order to suspend regulations that the White House says are stifling jobs amid the coronavirus pandemic, a top agency official told a Texas oil and gas group yesterday.

CORONAVIRUS

No cafeteria or gym: DOE unveils back-to-work plan

The Department of Energy has released return-to-the office plans that will result in waves of employees returning to a changed environment: Most meetings will be held via computer, and there will be no cafeteria or gym at its headquarters as employees are encouraged to wear masks.

DOE

Brouillette slammed for saying banks 'redline' oil industry

Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette touched off a firestorm of controversy yesterday by comparing big banks' refusal to finance oil and gas projects in the Arctic to "redlining" — the term used to describe racial discrimination in banking and mortgage lending.