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
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.
Dozens of students at Pitzer, Scripps, Harvey Mudd, Pomona, and Claremont McKenna are lobbying their trustees to take the schools’ endowments fossil fuel free.
California continues its efforts to combat global warming this week, as the state Air Resources Board auctions off permits for carbon pollution.
California’s Department of Conservation will host a public workshop on the controversial technique of hydraulic fracturing in Los Angeles Tuesday.
Hundreds of environmental activists will rally in downtown Los Angeles Sunday against the proposed Keystone pipeline to move heavy crude petroleum from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.
Settlement at Monterey Part Superfund site caps legal responsibilities for former landfill's polluters
The EPA's $1.6 million settlement is the final one at the Operating Industries site. The agency has won $600 million in fines and work costs over 25 years.
After suspending work on vegetation management in the final week of December, the US Army Corps of Engineers now says it will restart the project one week from today.
Police and marshals executed a search warrant at Christopher Dorner's mom's house in connection with the manhunt for the suspected murderer.
Dorner once had the promise of a Navy and police career, but it all crumbled in disputes with co-workers. A look at what public documents, associates and Dorner himself say about the downward spiral of his life.
The Audubon Society and the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Areas Steering Committee have written up ideas for restoring nearly 50 acres of animal and plant habitat.
The Annenberg Foundation's proposal to build a $50 million nature center stirs up more public debate over the Ballona Wetlands.
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.