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Alex Brown

Alex Brown

Alex Brown covers environmental issues for Stateline, reporting from Washington state. Prior to joining Pew, Brown wrote for The Chronicle in Lewis County, Washington state. He’s won awards for investigative reporting and feature writing from the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Association. In 2017, Brown thru-hiked the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail, which traverses mountain ranges from the Mexican border to the Canadian border. He previously was a congressional correspondent for National Journal, where he covered energy and environment, technology and campaigns. Brown graduated from Union University and is a native of Michigan.

Geothermal bubbles up as another way to fight climate change

By: - September 19, 2022

This story originally appeared in Stateline. Geothermal power currently provides only a tiny fraction of the nation’s electricity. But as states ramp up their transitions to renewable electricity, some leaders see a big role for geothermal as a stable, renewable power source. Used in the United States since 1960, geothermal plants pipe steam or hot […]

Some cities, states say big oil should pay for climate damage

By: - April 22, 2022

This story originally appeared in Stateline, an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts. In the waning days of 2021, a grass fire broke out in Boulder County. Fueled by extreme drought and high winds, the fire swept through the communities of Superior and Louisville. Within hours, it had destroyed more than a thousand structures — […]