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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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Crude-Oil Exports Emerge as Wild Card in Talks to Avoid Shutdown

December 4, 2015 An oil-in­dustry pri­or­ity that has been sty­mied by Demo­crats could be re­vived in Cap­it­ol Hill ne­go­ti­ations over tax policy and le­gis­la­tion to fund the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment bey­ond mid-Decem­ber. Re­pub­lic­ans are seek­ing a way to end ma­jor, dec­ades-old re­stric­tions on the ex­port of crude oil pro­duced in the U.S. The na­tion’s...

White House Refuses to Rank Terrorism vs. Global Warming

December 1, 2015 The White House wants no part of the “ter­ror­ism versus cli­mate change” threat-rank­ing game. Re­pub­lic­ans have long poun­ded top Demo­crats—in­clud­ing Hil­lary Clin­ton, Bernie Sanders, and John Kerry—for deem­ing cli­mate change a danger on par with (or ahead of) ter­ror­ist at­tacks, say­ing their state­ments un­der­score a fail­ure to take groups such...

State Releases Another Batch of Hillary Clinton Emails

November 30, 2015 The State De­part­ment has pos­ted roughly 7,800 more pages of Hil­lary Clin­ton’s mes­sages on the in­ter­net, guar­an­tee­ing an­oth­er busy day for op­pos­i­tion re­search­ers. The latest in a string of court-ordered monthly re­leases means that State has met its agree­ment to re­lease 66 per­cent of Clin­ton’s mes­sages from her ten­ure as...

One Way Obama Can’t Outrun Congress on Climate Change

November 30, 2015 Even a transat­lantic flight can’t com­pletely un­teth­er Pres­id­ent Obama from con­gres­sion­al Re­pub­lic­ans when it comes to ce­ment­ing his leg­acy on cli­mate change. When high-stakes United Na­tions talks on a new glob­al cli­mate pact open Monday in Par­is, Obama and more than a dozen oth­er world lead­ers will pledge a huge...

EPA's Gina McCarthy’s Harsh Words for Keystone XL

November 9, 2015 Pub­licly, EPA Ad­min­is­trat­or Gina Mc­Carthy played her cards close to the vest on the Key­stone XL oil-sands pipeline, of­fer­ing largely non­com­mit­tal re­marks when asked about Key­stone dur­ing the long State De­part­ment re­view. But a let­ter made pub­lic Fri­day along­side Pres­id­ent Obama’sre­jec­tion of the pro­ject shows Mc­Carthy tak­ing a harder line,...

As Clinton Moves on the Environment, Sanders Moves Further Left

November 5, 2015 Bernie Sanders is float­ing an ag­gress­ive plan aimed at thwart­ing ex­trac­tion of coal, oil, and nat­ur­al gas from vast swaths of gov­ern­ment-owned land and wa­ters in the name of fight­ing cli­mate change. New le­gis­la­tion the Ver­mont sen­at­or rolled out Wed­nes­day un­der­scores the clear day­light between Sanders and Demo­crat­ic White House...

State Releases Another Trove of Hillary Clinton Emails

November 2, 2015 The State De­part­ment re­leased more than 7,000 pages of Hil­lary Clin­ton’s emails Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon, a move that will provide more in­sight in­to Clin­ton’s four-year ten­ure as sec­ret­ary of State but is un­likely to in­clude any bomb­shells. The new trove of emails—the sixth such re­lease from State—came largely from mes­sages that...

Republican Kelly Ayotte Backs President Obama’s Climate-Change Rule

October 26, 2015 New Hamp­shire Sen­at­or Kelly Ayotte is at odds with GOP lead­er­ship and the vast ma­jor­ity of her Re­pub­lic­an col­leagues over cli­mate-change policy head­ing in­to the 2016 elec­tions. Ayotte, who is gird­ing for a dif­fi­cult reelec­tion fight, on Sunday be­came the first GOP sen­at­or to sup­port Pres­id­ent Obama’s sweep­ing reg­u­la­tion that...

After Last Week's Hearing, Benghazi Panel Goes Back Behind Closed Doors

October 26, 2015 Don’t look for the House Se­lect Com­mit­tee on Benghazi to do busi­ness in pub­lic again any­time soon. On the heels of Hil­lary Clin­ton’s 11-hour ap­pear­ance be­fore the pan­el last week, the com­mit­tee is head­ing back be­hind closed doors for what’s likely to be the rest of the roughly two dozen...

Benghazi Committee Democrats: We Will Stay on Panel “For Now”

October 23, 2015 Demo­crats aren’t walk­ing away from the House Se­lect Com­mit­tee on Benghazi. In a meet­ing with House Minor­ity Lead­er Nancy Pelosi, a seni­or Demo­crat­ic aide said, “Demo­crat­ic mem­bers of the Se­lect Com­mit­tee on Benghazi made the de­cision to re­main as par­ti­cipants of the pan­el for now.” Demo­crats call the GOP-led probe...