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Clare Foran

lare Foran Clare Foran is an energy reporter at National Journal. Her writing has appeared in The Atlantic Cities, Philadelphia City Paper and NPR's science and technology blog, All Tech Considered. Clare is originally from Buffalo, N.Y., and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in History.
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Jeb Bush is All Over the Place on Climate Change

May 22, 2015 Jeb Bush is hard to pin down on climate change. The former Florida governor, who has taken more moderate stances on controversial issues such as immigration and education than many of his Republican White House rivals, is attempting to thread the needle on climate change, energy, and the environment. In ...

The White House Has A Plan to Save America's Dying Honeybees

May 19, 2015 President Obama wants to save the bees. America's honeybees are dying off in droves. And on Tuesday, the White House unveiled a blueprint that it hopes will help the imperiled species. The ambitious agenda aims to dramatically cut down on honeybee-colony loss over the next decade and grow the population ...

The Endangered Species Act Is Getting A Makeover

May 18, 2015 Add another item to the list of shake-ups expected from President Obama's green agenda: The administration is pushing for changes to a decades-old environmental act in a bid to ward off attack from congressional Republicans looking to remake the law. The Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service ...

Nobody Trusts Barack Obama on Energy

May 14, 2015 President Obama didn't make any friends Monday when his administration gave a green light to drill in Arctic waters. Environmentalists are up in arms, asking in no uncertain terms how a president who preaches the need to act on climate change and witnessed the BP spill in the Gulf of ...

What EPA Wants You to Know About Nail Salons

May 12, 2015 Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy will take a trip to a San Francisco nail salon Wednesday—a visit intended to shine a spotlight on health risks posed by the industry. McCarthy's West Coast trip arrives on the heels of a New York Times expose published last week that documented poor ...

Senate Confirms Loretta Lynch as Attorney General

April 23, 2015 The Senate voted 56-to-43 to confirm Loretta Lynch on Thursday, five months after President Obama announced his nomination to replace Eric Holder as U.S. attorney general. Forty-four Democrats and two independents voted in support of Lynch, while 10 Republicans, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell crossed party lines to back ...

Bistate Sage Grouse Avoids Endangered Species List in California and Nevada

April 21, 2015 A rare bird found only in California and Nevada known as the bistate population of greater sage-grouse will not be listed under the Endangered Species Act, the Obama administration will announce on Tuesday. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is slated to make the formal announcement in Reno, Nevada, alongside Nevada Governor ...

Obama’s Mentor Turns Against Him In Court on Climate

April 16, 2015 Laurence Tribe—an iconic legal scholar and longtime mentor to President Obama—offered up blistering criticism on Thursday of the administration's efforts to tackle climate change. Regulations crafted by the Environmental Protection Agency to limit carbon pollution from power plants violate the Constitution and overstep executive authority, Tribe argued in the opening ...

Joe Biden Calls Coal 'A Way Of Life'

April 13, 2015 Growing up in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Joe Biden constantly heard people talk about the days when coal was king. "Coming from a coal region, I know that coal is more than making a living, it's a way of life. It's not just your job, it's your community," Biden said, making a ...

EPA Chief: Keystone Won't Be A 'Disaster for the Climate'

March 31, 2015 Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy suggested on Monday that building the Keystone XL pipeline would not spell game over for the planet. "No, I don't think that any one issue is a disaster for the climate," McCarthy said when asked if the controversial oil-sands pipeline would be a climate ...