Anna M. Phillips is an environmental policy reporter based in the Los Angeles Times’ Washington, D.C., bureau. Before joining The Times, she worked for the Tampa Bay Times, the New York Times and Chalkbeat New York. She grew up in a suburb of Philadelphia and graduated from Columbia University. Send her tips privately on Signal at (202) 660-1124.
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