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Ben Geman

National Journal Ben Geman is a National Journal Energy and Environment Correspondent, and has nearly a decade of experience on the beat. Before joining National Journal he spent four years as an energy correspondent for The Hill, where he helped launch the paper's energy blog. From 2004-2009, Ben was a reporter for Environment & Energy Publishing, writing for Greenwire and other E&E newsletters. Ben also worked at the newsletter Inside EPA, and before moving to Washington, D.C. in 2002 he wrote for several Boston-area newspapers, including the Boston Phoenix.
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Fish and Wildlife Wants to Talk to Famous Lion’s Killer ‘Immediately’

July 30, 2015 The Obama administration is probing the killing of Cecil the lion but hasn't been able to reach Walter Palmer, the Minnesota hunter and dentist who allegedly killed Cecil in Zimbabwe after he and two others lured the beloved lion out of a national park. "The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service...

Clinton Will Testify in Front of the House Benghazi Committee

July 30, 2015 It's official: Hillary Clinton will testify in public before the House Select Committee on Benghazi on Oct. 22, a showdown with Republicans that promises to be among the highest-profile events yet during her presidential campaign. Clinton's campaign had already said on Saturday that she had accepted the panel's invitation to...

Fish and Wildlife Says it is ‘Deeply Concerned’ with Killing of Cecil the Lion

July 29, 2015 The Obama administration's agency deeply involved in international conservation says it is ready to help the Zimbabwe government following the killing of Cecil, a beloved 13-year-old lion that was apparently killed by an American dentist. "The [U.S. Fish and Wildlife] Service is deeply concerned about the recent killing of Cecil...

Republicans Postpone Benghazi Hearing After Deal on State Documents

July 28, 2015 Republicans on the House Select Committee on Benghazi say they're putting off plans—for now—to drag Secretary of State John Kerry's chief of staff before the panel to answer questions about documents they're demanding. The panel's GOP chairman said Monday night that the State Department has agreed to produce a large...

Benghazi Committee GOP: Top Kerry Aide Must Appear Next Week

July 23, 2015 House Republicans say they will force Secretary of State John Kerry's chief of staff to testify next week about Benghazi documents, despite State Department objections that he's busy working with Congress on the Iran nuclear accord. The GOP-led Select Committee on Benghazi has scheduled a Wednesday, July 29 hearing with...

State Has a Benghazi Dilemma

July 22, 2015 John Kerry's top aide could face a choice next week: miss a key hearing on the Iran nuclear deal featuring his boss, or defy the GOP chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi. Jon Finer and the State Department appear likely to choose the latter option, which could further...

Reid Says There's 'No Daylight' Between Trump and Rest of 2016 GOP Group on Immigration

July 21, 2015 Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid on Tuesday sought to transform Donald Trump's widely condemned remarks about Sen. John McCain's capture in Vietnam into a political weapon against the GOP field on immigration policy. Reid, speaking on the Senate floor, noted GOP candidates' criticism of Trump's recent claim that McCain—who spent...

Benghazi Panel Democrats Want to Know: Where Are the Hearings?

July 15, 2015 Democrats on the House Select Committee on Benghazi have expanded criticism of the GOP's probe with allegations that Republicans have "completely abandoned" much of the panel's work in order to focus on attacking Hillary Clinton. In the latest sign of deep partisan divisions on the panel, Democrats sent GOP Chairman...

The Benghazi Committee Served Hillary Clinton a Subpoena

July 8, 2015 House Republicans on Wednesday released the subpoena they issued in early March for emails from Hillary Clinton's private server, a day after Clinton said she had not been subpoenaed for the documents. Clinton said on CNN Tuesday that "I've never had a subpoena." A transcript of her remarks is available...

BP Will Pay $18.7 Billion In Damages to the Government for 2010 Oil Spill

July 2, 2015 Five years after millions of gallons of oil flooded into the Gulf of Mexico, BP has reached a settlement with the federal government and five gulf states to pay a record $18.7 billion in environmental and economic damages caused by the spill. Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell announced the settlement...