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Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Location: * Southwest, Texas
Beat: Environmental issues caused by rapid economic development
Position: This beat encompasses coverage of the environment related to rapid growth in our area. Fort Worth is growing by 20,000 people per year, resulting in the need for thousands of new homes and apartments, prompting constant retail growth. That creates problems such as flash flooding, deforestation and stress on our water supply. This journalist holds officials accountable and generates much-needed conversation about smart development.
Reporter: Haley Samsel