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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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The Government Tells You How to Eat Healthy, But Should It Tell You How to Eat Green?

June 25, 2015 Eating less meat is better for the environment. That's the advice doled out by an independent panel of experts earlier this year in a set of recommendations for the next round of federal dietary guidelines. But if House Republicans get their way, that message may never be delivered. A pair...

How Scalia Could Undo a Big Part of Obama’s Environmental Legacy

June 23, 2015 Antonin Scalia could be on the verge of throwing a wrench in President Obama's environmental agenda. The Supreme Court is expected to hand down a verdict as early as Thursday in a legal challenge to regulations curbing toxic air pollution from the nation's fleet of power plants. The Environmental Protection...

What Do Manatees Have To Do With Obama’s Climate Agenda?

June 15, 2015 Jim Inhofe and Rob Bishop are joining forces in an attempt to sink President Obama's climate agenda, using the unlikeliest of weapons: manatees. The Republican critics of the president's climate push sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy on Monday warning that power-plant regulations set to be...

If the Government Shuts Down, Can National Parks Stay Open?

June 10, 2015 On its 123rd birthday, Yosemite National Park was closed to visitors. The iconic American landmark—along with every other U.S. national park and monument, from the Grand Canyon to the World War II Memorial—fell victim to a government shutdown during the fall of 2013 that pit Republicans against the President Obama...

Federal Court Rejects Attempt to Block EPA Climate Rules

June 9, 2015 In a major victory for the Obama administration, a panel of federal judges has blocked a challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency's planned efforts to limit carbon-dioxide emissions from power plants. Tuesday's ruling does not prevent future legal challenges against the rules but states that a challenge before the U.S....

America’s Forests Are Facing a Wildfire Crisis

June 3, 2015 Deadly wildfires swept across America last summer, inflicting loss of life along with massive property damage and costing the federal government over a billion dollars to stamp out the flames. This summer's wildfire season could be even worse—and it very likely will break the bank. Bone-dry conditions in the West...

Wildfire Crisis Engulfs the Rest of the Forest Service's Budget

June 3, 2015 Deadly wildfires swept across America last summer, inflicting loss of life along with massive property damage and costing the federal government over a billion dollars to stamp out the flames. This summer's wildfire season could be even worse—and it very likely will break the bank. Bone-dry conditions in the West...

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...