Anna Phillips

Washington, D.C.

National reporter focusing on climate change

Education: Columbia University, BA in American history

Anna Phillips is a national reporter for the Washington Post, focusing on the Biden administration's efforts to tackle climate change. She previously covered environmental policy for the Los Angeles Times and was a courts and local government reporter for the Tampa Bay Times.
Latest from Anna Phillips

Court strikes down ruling that blocked Biden’s oil drilling pause

A moratorium on the auction of oil and gas drilling rights in federal lands and waters was a key campaign pledge in President Biden's plan for climate change.

August 17, 2022

    More dangerous heat waves are on the way: See the impact by Zip code.

    Explore our zip code level extreme heat map of the United States to see how heat waves and dangerous temperatures will affect your city in the coming years.

    August 15, 2022

    U.S. lawmakers visit Taiwan after Pelosi trip angers China

    Five members of Congress, led by Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), will discuss U.S.-Taiwan relations as well as investments such as semiconductors.

    August 14, 2022

    Condemnations of FBI in wake of Trump seizure worry lawmakers

    Many in the GOP have launched broadsides against law enforcement, prompting even some of their colleagues to urge them to tone down the rhetoric.

    August 14, 2022

    Federal court reinstates ban on new coal sales on public land

    A federal judge on Friday reinstated a moratorium on coal leasing on federal lands after finding flaws with the Trump administration's environmental analysis.

    August 12, 2022

    As temperatures rise, industries fight heat safeguards for workers

    As climate change fuels hotter summers, industry groups are trying to block states from adopting workplace rules governing heat exposure.

    August 9, 2022

    Senate deal could be most significant climate bill yet

    The deal still falls short of what the United States needs to do to meet its global warming pledge by the end of the decade.

    July 28, 2022

    Biden vows to act on climate if Congress won’t

    As heat waves rock the globe, Biden says he will move on the climate if Congress won't. But the White House is still hoping lawmakers act at the 11th hour.

    July 20, 2022

    Biden weighs breaking climate pledges to win Manchin’s support on bill

    The White House has opened the door to approving several fossil fuel projects that would violate the president's climate pledges, as they wait to see if their approval could help them finally secure Sen. Joe Manchin III’s (D-W.Va.) vote for a historic climate package stuck in Congress.

    July 13, 2022

    Summer in America is becoming hotter, longer and more dangerous

    Climate change is altering the summer months — turning a time of joy into stretches of extreme heat, dangerously polluted air, anxiety, and lost traditions.

    July 2, 2022