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Location: * Southwest, Texas
Beat: State legislature and the politics of climate change
Position: Texas and the federal government are on the cusp of starting one of the costliest coastal resiliency projects in the country. The moves are a clear response to climate change and increasingly powerful hurricanes, even as many of Texas’ GOP leaders refuse to acknowledge the science. This Austin-based reporter will closely track any legislation as well as on-the-ground efforts to mitigate the impact of climate change. From the vantage point of Austin, the reporter will also be well-positioned to be on top of any changes in the state, federal or local response during an election year and its aftermath. The reporter will also be responsible for reporting stories on the role energy and climate change play in the elections.
Reporter: Acacia Coronado