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

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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 potential impact of Supreme Court news, climate accord prospects and other critical issues of 2016.

Jessica Coomes, deputy news director at Bloomberg BNA, presented Bloomberg BNA’s Environment Outlook 2016, followed by a panel discussion featuring leading journalists from National Geographic, Huffington Post, Bloomberg BNA, Environment & Energy Daily, and more to be confirmed.

Where: Woodrow Wilson Center, 6th Floor (Flom Auditorium), Washington, DC. Directions.

When: Thursday, February 11, 2016, 3:00-5:00 p.m. (this event was originally scheduled Jan 22, but was postponed due to inclement weather)

A reception sponsored by The Nature Conservancy, Resource Media, Environmental Law Institute, Bloomberg BNA and Wilson Center’s Science and Technology Innovation Program followed.




Welcome and Introduction

Meaghan Parker
Senior Writer/Editor, Wilson Center, Environmental Change and Security Program; Board Member, Society of Environmental Journalists
Jeff Burnside
Senior Investigative Reporter, KOMO-TV; President, Board of the Society of Environmental Journalists












Laura Barron-Lopez
Reporter, Huffington Post

Marla Cone
Senior Editor/Environment, National Geographic

Jessica Coomes
Deputy News Director, Bloomberg BNA

Chris Mooney
Reporter, The Washington Post

Manuel Quiñones
Deputy Editor, Environment & Energy Daily
Dean Scott
Senior Reporter for Climate Change, Bloomberg BNA
Matt Weiser
Freelance Journalist and Managing Editor,


































Tim Wheeler is managing editor and project writer for Chesapeake Bay Journal, a nonprofit news organization covering the Chesapeake Bay. He's a former president of the Society of Environmental Journalists, and has won numerous awards for his coverage. For more than 30 years, he was an environmental reporter and editor at the Baltimore Sun, where he also covered growth and development, state and local government, and higher education. Before joining the Sun, he worked for a regional news service in Washington, D.C., and newspapers in Norfolk and Richmond, Va.









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