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Neela Banerjee

Writer

Neela Banerjee left the Los Angeles Times in December 2014. She previously covered energy and environmental policy out of the Washington, D.C., bureau and wrote about federal policymaking and broader national issues, such as climate change, hydraulic fracturing and the Keystone XL pipeline. Before joining the Los Angeles Times in fall 2010, Neela covered global energy, the Iraq war and domestic faith and ethics issues for the New York Times and served as a Moscow correspondent for the Wall Street Journal.

Recent Articles

  • Peru climate change talks slowed by clashes of rich and poor nations

    Peru climate change talks slowed by clashes of rich and poor nations

    International climate talks in Lima, Peru, are entering their final week, with few hints of whether a newfound optimism that marked the start of negotiations will ultimately translate into an agreement that would rein in climate change. Convened by the United Nations, the talks aim to craft the...

  • U.S. sees voluntary emissions cuts as key to a climate change accord

    U.S. sees voluntary emissions cuts as key to a climate change accord

    The United States is championing a new international approach to cutting greenhouse gases that offers the best chance of prompting countries to take action to avert the worst effects of global warming, the nation's chief climate negotiator said Monday. The comments by the State Department's Todd...

  • EPA's proposed ozone limit faces political, cost hurdles

    EPA's proposed ozone limit faces political, cost hurdles

    The Obama administration's long-awaited announcement Wednesday that it wants to toughen limits on smog-forming ozone immediately generated questions about whether the plan can survive the current political climate and how much its cost will factor in reaching the goal. The Environmental Protection...

  • EPA expected to propose stricter ozone limits

    EPA expected to propose stricter ozone limits

    After years of inaction, the Obama administration is expected to propose tougher limits on smog Wednesday, according to people with knowledge of the rule-making effort. The new rule would be a major victory for public health groups, but it is sure to further stoke the partisan clashes between the...

  • Democrats' Keystone pipeline bill falls short in Senate vote

    Democrats' Keystone pipeline bill falls short in Senate vote

    The Senate narrowly avoided a postelection showdown between the White House and Congress when a bill authorizing construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline failed to get the 60 votes needed to pass Tuesday. Democratic Senate leaders had allowed the vote as a boost for Sen. Mary L. Landrieu...

  • U.S. to limit energy development in George Washington forest in Virginia

    U.S. to limit energy development in George Washington forest in Virginia

    Oil and gas development will be limited in the George Washington National Forest in Virginia, the U.S. Forest Service said Tuesday in a long-awaited decision over an area that’s home to the headwaters of rivers that provide drinking water for the 4 million people in the Washington, D.C., metro...

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