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
California's new law requiring its utilities to get a third of their energy from renewable sources has changed the landscape for a group of public utilities in southern California: in Burbank, in Pasadena, in Glendale, and the biggie, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.
Housing officials in the city of Los Angeles are using federal money to cut energy bills for low-income apartment dwellers. L.A. will distribute about four-and-a-half-million stimulus dollars to the owners of more than a dozen buildings.
Overwhelming demand has caused the L.A. Department of Water and Power to suspend a grant program that puts solar panels on residential rooftops.
A few weeks back I talked to Kumi Naidoo, the head of Greenpeace International - a pretty wide ranging interview that included him throwing down with Facebook on their use of coal power.
In the future, I'll be bringing you a blog entry about water in California on Wednesdays. But yesterday I was winging my way to the coast...the Gulf Coast. New Orleans, Louisiana, where I lived before I came to work at KPCC.
Hello humanoids! It's been a while since I've been writing in this space; glad to be back. In the last several months I've been reading about large-scale energy projects on public lands - and I've been trying to keep my eyeballs peeled for reports of their benefits, like success in creating jobs.
Rival proposals for pro football stadiums in greater Los Angeles are moving along. At a forum in downtown L.A. Thursday, representatives of both massive projects sought to soothe concerns about planning and environmental impacts.
Californians and others were so interested in a complex federal environmental review of large-scale solar that the Interior Department extended a deadline for comment. One California-based group has a comment: they don’t like it.
The city of Los Angeles opens a park at the site of a former bus terminal today.
Sacramento lawmakers have passed a bill that would require utilities in California to obtain a third of their energy from renewable sources.
The U.S. Supreme Court has turned back a last legal appeal for the 20-year-old Eagle Mountain landfill project in San Bernardino County.
Tomorrow, Governor Jerry Brown is expected to declare an end to California's 3-year-old drought after a winter with heavy rainfall and snow.
As California closes the books on an unusually wet winter, a new state assembly bill seeks to hold on to that water better in the future.
Water experts and local officials plan to meet in Rancho Cucamonga today to talk about what California needs from its water system.
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power will not be fined for dust pollution at Owens Lake. The DWP has compromised with air quality regulators in the eastern Sierra region.