Maxine Joselow

Washington, D.C.

Reporter focusing on climate change and environment

Education: Brown University, BA in English

Maxine Joselow is a staff writer who anchors The Climate 202 at The Washington Post. Joselow came to The Post from E&E News, an environmental publication that is part of Politico.
Latest from Maxine Joselow

Youngkin inches closer to pulling Virginia from regional climate program

The move underscores that governors can have enormous influence over the direction of state climate policy. That influence is set to grow in January, when a divided Congress comes to Washington, undermining the prospects for additional federal climate legislation.

December 8, 2022

Manchin spat with energy regulator could be self-sabotage, experts say

Manchin, who chairs the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, has declined to schedule a confirmation hearing for Richard Glick, the Democratic chairman of FERC, in the lame-duck session of Congress. President Biden renominated Glick for a second, five-year term in June.

December 7, 2022

Odd bedfellows fight Manchin's permitting deal

As of Monday evening, Democratic leaders had not made a final decision about whether to include Manchin’s bill in the new text of the NDAA, which had not yet been released, according to a person familiar with the matter.

December 6, 2022

Democrats try to salvage Manchin’s side deal on energy projects

A bill from Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) to overhaul the permitting process for energy infrastructure could be included in a defense policy measure.

December 4, 2022

With money on the table, states identify 120,000 leak-prone oil wells

States have identified more abandoned wells after the passage of the bipartisan infrastructure law, which provided $4.7 billion to address the problem.

December 2, 2022

The U.S. has more than 120,000 abandoned oil wells, research shows

States have now reported more than 120,000 abandoned wells, marking a nearly 50 percent increase from the 81,000 wells that they reported last year, according to an analysis of state data by researchers at the Environmental Defense Fund and McGill University shared with the Climate 202.

December 2, 2022

How we can limit Earth's warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius — if we act fast

The Washington Post examined more than 1,200 scenarios for climate change over the coming century, drawing on models considered in a key report by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and working with experts from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany.

December 1, 2022

Countries are negotiating a global plastics treaty. It won’t be easy.

Advocates hope to create plans to reduce plastic production, make recycling easier and stem the vast tide of plastics that flow into the world’s oceans.

November 30, 2022

Biden's clean-energy czar faces his toughest task yet

John Podesta is playing a key role in making sure Democrats' signature climate change legislation achieves its goals.

November 29, 2022

3 climate stories you may have missed over the Thanksgiving break

From congressional races in Alaska to a wildlife conference in Panama, the past few days brought a flurry of important developments for the planet.

November 28, 2022