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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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Clinton On Email: System 'Wasn't The Best Choice'

September 4, 2015 Hil­lary Clin­ton ex­pressed re­gret Fri­day over the fal­lout from her use of a private email sys­tem as sec­ret­ary of State while deny­ing that she be­haved reck­lessly with clas­si­fied in­form­a­tion. In a na­tion­ally tele­vised in­ter­view on MS­N­BC with An­drea Mitchell, Clin­ton sought to bal­ance open­ness about the top­ic that’s en­gulf­ing her...

House Benghazi Probe Leader: Former Top Clinton Aide Mills 'Answered All of the Committee's Questions'

September 4, 2015 Cheryl Mills, one of Hil­lary Clin­ton’s closest con­fid­antes, fielded every ques­tion that the House Se­lect Com­mit­tee on Benghazi threw her way over the course of nine hours on Thursday, law­makers in the room said. But don’t ex­pect to read the back-and-forth any­time soon. “Ms. Mills answered all of the com­mit­tee’s...

State Department Releases Another Batch of Clinton Emails

September 1, 2015 The State De­part­ment has re­leased the latest batch of Hil­lary Clin­ton’s mes­sages from her time run­ning the agency, the latest dis­clos­ure from the private email sys­tem that has be­come a fo­cus of GOP polit­ic­al at­tacks in the White House race. The over 7,000 pages pos­ted on­line, which were sent or...

Energy Report: Solyndra Knowingly Ripped Off Government

August 26, 2015 There's plenty of blame to go around in the green-energy debacle of Solyndra, but the blame begins with the executives of the solar-panel company itself. That's a big takeaway from the Energy Department inspector general's new report on Solyndra, a company once highly touted by the White House that collapsed...

Benghazi Probe Chief Gowdy Complained About ‘Overclassification’ of Documents

August 21, 2015 Trey Gowdy, the chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, wrote to the State Department in July alleging that certain Benghazi-related documents provided to the committee are "unnecessarily" and "improperly" marked as classified. Gowdy's letter, obtained by National Journal, was sent just weeks before the controversy over Hillary Clinton's...

Clinton Opposes Arctic Drilling Plan

August 18, 2015 A day after the Obama administration gave Shell the green light to search for oil in icy Arctic waters, Hillary Clinton took to Twitter to voice her disapproval. A spokesman for the Clinton campaign confirmed to National Journal that Clinton's tweet indicates that she opposes Arctic offshore oil-drilling. The Arctic...

15 States Ask Federal Court to Block EPA Carbon-Emission Rules

August 14, 2015 States opposing the Environmental Protection Agency's sweeping carbon-emissions rules for power plants say the ink is dry enough on the regulations to begin fighting in court. Fifteen state attorneys general asked a federal court to put the rules on hold because the clock has begun ticking on their compliance, even...

The Legal Battle Has Begun Over The Obama Climate Legacy

August 14, 2015 States opposing the Environmental Protection Agency's sweeping carbon-emissions rules for power plants say the ink is dry enough on the regulations to begin fighting in court. Fifteen state attorneys general asked a federal court to put the rules on hold because the clock has begun ticking on their compliance, even...

Clinton Will Turn Over Email Server, Thumb Drive to Justice Department

August 12, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Hillary Clinton's campaign said Tuesday night that she will provide her private email server and a thumb drive containing her messages to the Justice Department, which is reviewing the security of the unusual email arrangement she used as secretary of State. "She directed her team to give her email server...

Clinton Will Give Her Email Server and Thumb Drive to Justice

August 12, 2015 Hillary Clinton's campaign said Tuesday night that she will provide her private email server and a thumb drive containing her messages to the Justice Department, which is reviewing the security of the unusual email arrangement she used as secretary of State. "She directed her team to give her email server...