Vanessa Montalbano

Washington, D.C.

Researcher focusing on climate news and policy

Education: American University, BA in Journalism and Sociology

Vanessa Montalbano is a researcher for The Climate 202, a daily morning newsletter at The Washington Post that keeps readers up to date on climate news and policy. Vanessa will graduate from American University with a master's degree in journalism in 2022. She received a bachelor's degree in journalism from American University in 2021.
Latest from Vanessa Montalbano

3 takeaways from the Supreme Court's big climate ruling

The government can still regulate power plant emissions but not to the same degree.

July 1, 2022

'My anxiety spikes': Lawyers brace for Supreme Court climate ruling

The major ruling is expected to drop at 10 a.m. today.

June 30, 2022

Offshore drilling plan poses climate test for Biden

He's under pressure to lower gas prices but more offshore drilling would worsen climate change.

June 29, 2022

The ocean takes center stage at a U.N. conference

The ocean often gets left out of climate conversations but not this week.

June 28, 2022

Jane Fonda is taking on Big Oil's political allies

We spoke with her about her new climate efforts.

June 27, 2022

What to watch at the G-7 summit on climate change, energy

The summit comes as the world confronts multiple crises, including an energy crunch sparked by the war in Ukraine, a worsening famine in the Horn of Africa, and a string of climate disasters, from massive floods in China to historic heat waves in Europe and the United States.

June 24, 2022

Suspend transit fares instead of the gas tax, climate advocates tell Biden

Climate advocates and some House Democrats say President Biden should be pushing for a transit fare holiday, rather than a gas tax holiday, if he's serious about tackling climate change and cutting emissions from America's car-centric transportation system.

June 23, 2022

Democrats may drop another clean energy proposal to appease Manchin

Manchin has indicated that he will not support a budget reconciliation bill that includes direct pay, in which payments are sent directly to companies that produce clean energy for consumers.

June 22, 2022

Agreement with Native American tribes could set precedent

The Biden administration reached an agreement to give five Native American tribes more say over the day-to-day management of a national monument in Utah, marking a new chapter in the federal government’s often-fraught relationship with tribes.

June 21, 2022

Meet Biden's 'energy whisperer' on climate, gas prices

A little-known official at the State Department has emerged as President Biden's go-to adviser on ways of addressing surging gasoline prices while centering climate concerns, Maxine reports this morning.

June 17, 2022