Molly Peterson Environment Reporter
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Molly Peterson is an environment reporter who has won numerous awards for her work 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, Peterson 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.
Peterson 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.
Peterson was lucky enough to grow up climbing northern California trees and fishing eastern Sierra waters.
Stories by Molly Peterson
The $235 million plan would eliminate some concessions – including horseback riding – as part of an effort to protect the Merced River.
Boeing's $600,000 biofilter captures and cleans stormwater at its Santa Susana property. It looks like a "beautifully landscaped island."
Mayor Villaraigosa confirmed that city leaders hadn't formulated a plan for eliminating LA’s reliance on coal by 2020 when he announced that goal in 2008.
Water and power commissioners have approved a plan to end LA's use of coal energy within 12 years. The vote achieves a key goal set by LA's mayor in his second term.
Environmentalists give the outgoing mayor high marks for his efforts to increase the use of renewable energy, get off of coal, conserve water, and cut air pollution.
Heal the Bay finds evidence of pollution related to development in the watershed, along with habitat damage from hardened streams.
Three environmental groups are hand-delivering an appeal of the Southern California International Gateway to the Los Angeles City Council today.
The LA County Board of Supervisors send a controversial plan to tax property owners for stormwater cleanup back to the drawing board.
Supporters and opponents of a huge railyard project pack a hearing at the Port of LA as harbor commissioners weigh approval of the 163-acre, $500 million initiative.
The sequester could delay the reopening of the key Tioga Road into Yosemite from the east. That could affect businesses in tourist towns along Highway 395.
“In a couple of weeks I will be signing agreements to get completely out of coal by 2025,” Villaraigosa said at an event at UCLA.
The reason for conserving water is aging infrastructure: About 40 percent of regional water pipes are more than 50 years old.
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A public workshop in downtown Los Angeles on fracking has accelerated debate over what Californians should know about the oil and gas production method.
California’s Department of Conservation will host a public workshop on the issue in Los Angeles on Tuesday.