Molly Peterson Environment Correspondent
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Molly Peterson is an award-winning environment correspondent at Southern California Public Radio.
Molly has reported, edited, directed programs, and produced stories for NPR and NPR shows including "Day to Day" and KQED's "California Report." She was a contributing producer for Nick Spitzer's weekly music program, "American Routes," and reported for "Living on Earth" in the Gulf of Mexico after Hurricanes Katrina & Rita. Prior to joining KPCC, she produced a nationally-distributed radio documentary about New Orleans called "Finding Solid Ground."
A former LA Press Club radio journalist of the year, Molly reported on the faulty pumps installed at New Orleans canals after Hurricane Katrina. That project was a finalist for an Investigative Reporters and Editors award.
Molly worked for NPR American legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg during the Clinton Impeachment.
She studied international politics at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, and graduated from UC Hastings College of the Law. She is an inactive member of the State Bar of California.
Molly was lucky enough to grow up climbing northern California trees and fishing eastern Sierra waters.
Stories by Molly Peterson
Regulators seeking to clean up air pollution moved today to hold the ports of L-A and Long Beach responsible for doing their share.
The time for studies, hearings, pilot projects, and more hearings is over. The LADWP launches its solar power buyback program today.
The county’s public works department is making it possible for people to protest a controversial property fee stormwater plan via email, after an outcry.
Regulators are considering tougher air pollution rules for LA's ports. The ports warn that stricter rules could drive away business.
A San Francisco judge has upheld key provisions creating offsets in California's scheme to cap and create a market for greenhouse gases.
The energy people use every day can widen the jet stream – changing global atmospheric systems, and influencing temperatures, with a noticeable effect in Europe.
Federal and local authorities are considering opening up another stretch of the Los Angeles River to recreation: a five-mile stretch around the Glendale Narrows.
The L.A. city council decided today not to block the start of a program that lets owners of rooftop solar units sell energy back to the grid.
The Los Angeles City Council says it has questions about a new program that would allow owners of rooftop solar panels to sell energy back to the grid
Strong public criticism convinced LA County supervisors to defer a vote on a property tax for water quality programs to March, muddying efforts to cut stormwater pollution.
Environmentalists have complex interests when it comes to stormwater management. No wonder the supervisors struggled to see the upside in the plan with the simple name.
Los Angeles County property owners, school districts and politicians pack supervisors' meeting to protest proposed stormwater parcel tax.
LA County officials want to cut coastal pollutants by capturing runoff close to where it falls. It would be paid through a property tax that will affect almost all property owners.
Rooftop solar program, similar to successful ones in Germany and dozens of other countries, could ramp up rooftop solar energy production in LA.
A long-running dispute between the trucking industry, environmentalists and the Port of Los Angeles will go to U.S. Supreme Court.