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Ben Wolfgang

Ben Wolfgang

Ben Wolfgang covers energy and the environment for The Washington Times. He covered Hillary Clinton's presidential bid in 2016, and prior to that spent two years as a White House correspondent during the Obama administration.

Before coming to The Times in 2011, Ben worked as political reporter at The Republican-Herald in Pottsville, Pa.

He can be reached at [email protected].

Articles by Ben Wolfgang

California Governor Jerry Brown speaks in the U.S. Climate Action Center at the COP 23 Fiji UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. Brown's and Michael Bloomberg's "America's Pledge" campaign works to compile and tally the climate actions of states, cities, colleges, businesses, and other local actors across the entire U.S. economy. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Trump doesn't 'fear the wrath of God,' complains Jerry Brown

With parts of his state engulfed by historic wildfires, California Gov. Jerry Brown this weekend ripped into Donald Trump for his position on climate change, saying the president "doesn't fear the wrath of God." Published December 9, 2017

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Cruz wants Trump to end his support for ethanol industry

Sen. Ted Cruz will lead a delegation to the White House on Thursday to talk President Trump out of his rock-solid support for the ethanol industry, marking the latest chapter in an ongoing intraparty fight between Republicans over how the administration should handle biofuels. Published December 6, 2017

The Capitol Dome of the Capitol Building in Washington, Monday, July 17, 2017. The Senate has been forced to put the republican's health care bill on hold for as much as two weeks until Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., can return from surgery. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Senate committee grills NOAA nominee on ties to AccuWeather, support of 2005 bill

The weather — and the relationship between the government and private sector in gathering data and providing forecasts to the American public — took center stage Wednesday, as a Senate panel grilled President Trump's nominee to lead the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Published November 29, 2017

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2015 photo, a miner works underground in the Sewell "R" coal mine in Yukon, W.Va. For the long-suffering communities that depend on coal, a recent Supreme Court ruling temporarily blocking greenhouse gas reductions was seen as a rare victory. But coal country residents say the reprieve may only be temporary as utilities turn away from coal generation and production continues to slide. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

EPA officials to visit Charleston, West Virginia

After years of dodging the region most impacted by its regulatory red tape, the Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday will head to the heart of American coal country for the agency's only scheduled hearing on its rollback of the coal-crushing Clean Power Plan. Published November 27, 2017