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"Presidential Candidates Will Face Drilling Questions In S.C. Primary"

"The looming possibility of offshore drilling just 50 miles from South Carolina’s coastline could find more than one presidential candidate looking out of their depth as the state’s February primaries approach."

Source: McClatchy, 01/22/2016

Pennsylvania Wants To Crack Down On Emissions At Shale Well Sites

"Pennsylvania will take new steps to cut methane emissions from natural gas wells and pipelines, and fill gaps in state policies that have allowed many sources in the sector to release the potent greenhouse gas without mandatory controls, Gov. Tom Wolf announced today."

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 01/20/2016
August 3, 2016 to August 7, 2016

NABJ/NAHJ Joint Convention and Career Fair

The two largest minority journalist organizations in the United States are joining forces to offer unequalled opportunities for face-to-face networking and professional development at a joint annual convention in Washington, DC.

The Year Ahead in Energy and the Environment: Stories to Watch in 2016

As the Paris climate agreement rolls out, the U.S. presidential race speeds up, and the Supreme Court weighs in, 2016 is already a banner year for environment and energy news. On February 11,  the Society of Environmental Journalists and the Wilson Center's Environmental Change and Security Program presented our fourth annual “Year Ahead in Environment and Energy” event in Washington, DC. Leading reporters and editors discussed breaking news from the Supreme Court, climate accord prospects and other critical issues of 2016.

February 11, 2016

The Year Ahead in Energy and the Environment: Stories to Watch in 2016

As the Paris climate agreement rolls out and the U.S. presidential race speeds up, this will be a banner year for environment and energy news. Join the Society of Environmental Journalists and the Wilson Center's Environmental Change and Security Program for the fourth annual “Year Ahead in Environment and Energy” event in Washington, DC, where leading reporters and editors will discuss the critical issues that will shape 2016.

As Decision Nears, Opposition Builds To Atlantic Offshore Drilling

"When then-Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (R) first pushed the idea in 2010, it was easy to find Virginians who favored oil and gas drilling along the Virginia coast, even in this tourism-dependent city of 450,000. The Virginia Beach City Council voted 8 to 3 that year in support of the giant offshore rigs, betting, along with the mayor, that 'there’s going to be money made.'"

Source: Wash Post, 12/22/2015

J-Groups Meet with WH Press Secretary, Seek More Openness

Representatives of a coalition of 53 journalism groups met December 15, 2015, with White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest. The groups, including SEJ and Society of Professional Journalists, have complained about agency press offices obstructing reporters' access to officials and information.

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