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Ben Wolfgang

Ben Wolfgang

Ben Wolfgang covers the White House for The Washington Times.

Before joining the Times in March 2011, Ben spent four years as a political reporter at the Republican-Herald in Pottsville, Pa.

He can be reached at bwolfgang@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Ben Wolfgang

The Upper Gulch section of the Escalante Canyons within Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument features sheer sandstone walls, broken occasionally by tributary canyons. (Associated Press)

Breathtaking Utah monuments to test Trump, Antiquities Act

President Bill Clinton's decision in 1996 to create the sprawling Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah was so incredibly controversial that he couldn't even set foot in the state to make the announcement, instead holding a photo-op at the Grand Canyon in neighboring Arizona. Published August 23, 2017

In this May 20, 2005, file photo, plumes of steam drift from a cooling tower of the Perry Nuclear Power Plant along Lake Erie in North Perry, Ohio. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)

Trump administration's nuclear energy plans hanging on by a thread

The next generation of U.S. nuclear power, which the Trump administration views as a key part of the nation's energy supply, is hanging on by a thread as two key projects have run into serious trouble and are raising doubts about the viability of new nuclear facilities moving forward. Published August 20, 2017

Brazil may place tariff on U.S. ethanol

U.S. ethanol champions are bracing for the possibility that Brazil, the largest economy in Latin America, could soon land a devastating blow in what increasingly looks like an all-out global trade war over alternative fuels. Published August 16, 2017

Zinke to relax Obama-era rules on sage grouse

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Monday announced the federal government will relax Obama-era rules designed to protect the imperiled sage grouse, saying the administration will offer states flexibility in how they choose to protect the bird and also will loosen restrictions on energy development in sage grouse habitat. Published August 7, 2017