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Ramsey Touchberry

Ramsey Touchberry is a Capitol Hill Reporter for The Washington Times focusing on energy and environment. Prior to joining The Times in early 2022, Ramsey covered Congress for Newsweek and was a multimedia reporter at a local NPR and PBS affiliate in Florida. A native of the Sunshine State, Ramsey graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in broadcast and digital journalism. He can be reached at

Articles by Ramsey Touchberry

Three of Deepwater Wind's five turbines stand in the water off Block Island, R.I, the nation's first offshore wind farm on Aug. 15, 2016. Construction will soon begin on the second commercial-scale, offshore wind energy project to gain approval in the United States, the developers said. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

Gas prices tank Democrats’ agenda for clean energy future

An unrelenting spike in gasoline prices at the pump has thrown Democrats for a loop as they search for ways to make it easier for Americans to do something contrary to the party's climate change messaging: fill up their tanks. Published March 21, 2022

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, stops to speak to reporters as he arrives for a lunch meeting with fellow Democrats, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, March 8, 2022. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) **FILE**

Democrats press Biden to invoke wartime powers to tackle gas prices

Some Democrats on Capitol Hill are escalating the pressure on President Biden to take alternative measures to boost domestic energy production, including invoking wartime executive powers to combat the global energy crisis that has sent U.S. gasoline prices soaring. Published March 16, 2022

Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., speaks with reporters after a Republican caucus luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Senate Republicans seek Russian uranium ban

A number of Republican senators will unveil legislation Thursday to ban imports of Russian uranium, a move that would further constrict the flow of U.S. dollars into Moscow's war chest by adding yet another energy source to the list of those embargoed by America over the war against Ukraine. Published March 16, 2022

In this file photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom delivers his annual State of the State address in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, March 8, 2022. Mr. Newsom has called for a gas tax rebate to lessen pain at the pump for Golden State motorists. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)  **FILE**

States look to gas tax holidays to ease pain at pump

Governors and state legislatures of both parties throughout the country are looking to suspend their gasoline taxes to give their residents a little relief from soaring prices at the pump. Published March 11, 2022