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ELIZABETH GRIBKOFF

Environmental Journalist

I am a journalist specializing in environmental justice, renewable energy and agriculture reporting. Most recently, I was the energy and environment reporter at VTDigger, Vermont's largest news organization. I reported at the intersection of science and policy, working to shine a light on how decisions made in the state capital impacted more rural parts of the state. Now, I'm pursuing a Master's in science writing at MIT and writing climate communication pieces for the Environmental Solutions Initiative.

 

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VTDigger

I investigated a hazardous chemical company in Southern Vermont that operated for years without proper fire and worker safety measures. I used public records, chemical safety databases and interviews with national experts to probe how gaps in federal and state regulation put public health and the surrounding environment at risk.

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VTDigger

In 2019, I pitched and reported a five-part series on climate change in Vermont as part of the Columbia Journalism Review's Covering Climate Now initiative. I interviewed Gov. Phil Scott and other top lawmakers and officials about why Vermont was failing to meet its commitments to reduce climate change emissions — and what they planned to do about it. I spoke with people who had moved to Vermont to escape wildfire smoke and talked with foresters and entomologists about new pests.

 

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