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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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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 ...

Scientists, Environmentalists Tell Smithsonian to Ditch Koch Money

March 24, 2015 Dozens of high-profile climate scientists want to make David Koch's funding for the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History and the American Museum of Natural History the next battleground in the global-warming fight. The group of scientists, including James Hansen and Michael Mann, on Tuesday penned a letter calling on ...

Obama Administration Unveils Controversial Fracking Standards

March 20, 2015 The Obama administration on Friday released highly anticipated federal regulations on fracking, the controversial drilling technique at the heart of America's energy boom. The rules are intended as a safeguard against water contamination near drill sites where chemicals are injected into shale rock to unleash oil and natural gas. They ...

Republicans Push Climate Change Cuts at CIA, Defense Department

March 17, 2015 Climate change is on the chopping block. If Republicans get their way, the CIA and the Defense Department could soon have a lot less cash for climate research. The House GOP budget unveiled on Tuesday calls for cuts to CIA and DOD programs devoted to the study of global warming, ...

U.S. Arctic Envoy is Still Talking With Disney to Use 'Frozen' to Teach Climate Change

March 12, 2015 Adm. Robert Papp, the U.S. top envoy to the Arctic, said Thursday that he is still in talks with Disney and hopes to use characters from the hit movie Frozen to raise awareness about climate change. "We're continuing discussions with Disney. I'm hopeful we're going to get there," Papp said ...

The U.S. Is Not Ready for A Melting Arctic

March 12, 2015 America faces an Arctic dilemma. Next month, the U.S. is set to take the helm of the Arctic Council, an international forum for the polar region. That event creates an opportunity for the administration to talk up its commitment to advancing U.S. interests in the Arctic, an expansive land and ...

Gina McCarthy: Moose Meat Insult Hurt People I Care About

March 4, 2015 A tense exchange unfolded between Sen. Dan Sullivan of Alaska and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy on Wednesday when Sullivan asked McCarthy to apologize for insulting Alaskan moose meat. McCarthy last year said that moose meat she received as a gift from an Alaskan tribal chief while visiting the fishing town ...

Wyoming Ends Ban on Teaching Climate Science

March 3, 2015 Wyoming Republican Gov. Matt Mead signed a bill on Monday that paves the way for climate change to be taught in public schools across the state. The bill repeals a ban on the adoption of controversial K-12 science standards that say global warming is real and caused by human activity. ...