Molly Peterson Environment Correspondent
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
Facebook co-founder Sean Parker proposes a $2.5 million settlement with the Coastal Commission for damage done to the Big Sur coast for his "Rings"-themed wedding.
At a hearing this week, Exide will argue that the Department of Toxic Substances Control should not have closed the Vernon plant over contamination concerns.
A congressman and a councilman-elect join Cypress Park and Elysian Valley residents in urging Metrolink to assess the health risks of Taylor Yards operations.
Mylar balloon causes power outage and evacuation at ExxonMobil oil refinery Thursday in Torrance.
Activists will deliver petitions asking lawmakers to tighten fracking regulations and will march at the governor's L.A. office with the director of "Gasland."
Ever think about back seat driving California’s efforts to cut carbon? A hypnotic new website puts the secret policy wonks among us in the driver's seat.
Santa Monica based Heal the Bay’s annual Beach Report Card is out. While the group found cleaner beaches in LA county, the dirtiest spots are familiar ones.
LA's next mayor will face the challenge of increasing the local supply of water, maintaining momentum on mass transit projects, and fighting pollution in toxic hotspots.
The Long Beach City Council has authorized the city attorney to sue the city of Los Angeles over the Southern California International Gateway.
Governor Jerry Brown plans to balance the budget with $500 million from a program to fight climate change - a move that has stirred up clean air advocates.
The LA City Council voted 11 to 2 in favor of the $500 million project, known as the Southern California International Gateway. An environmental group vows to sue.
Port businesses and labor unions will square off against community groups as the LA city council considers a $500 million railyard planned near Wilmington.
Governor Jerry Brown will work toward reforming Proposition 65, a law passed a quarter-century ago that aims to protect Californians from harmful chemicals.
After years of lawsuits and angry protests, Malibu Lagoon State Beach is scheduled to reopen on Friday. Officials say they've restored the lagoon's health.
Local air regulators want to ban beach fire rings, saying they're unhealthy. But Orange County and some of its cities are fighting the proposal.