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Jacob Fischler

Jacob Fischler

Jacob Fischler is a national correspondent for States Newsroom.

Biden pairs ‘down payment’ on climate crisis with rebuilding infrastructure

By: - April 1, 2021

Among Biden’s core campaign promises last year was to address both the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic and climate change.

Increases in royalties paid by oil and gas producers, lease rates targeted in Biden review

By: - March 26, 2021

Interior leaders at an online forum said that rates the oil and gas industry pays for leasing, royalties and bonding could be due for increases, as the administration makes multiple moves to combat climate change.

Biden’s pick for Interior secretary likely to face rocky confirmation hearing

By: - February 22, 2021

U.S. Senate Republicans may use next week’s Interior confirmation hearing for Rep. Debra Haaland to air their grievances about the Biden administration’s energy policies

‘Millions of birds will die’: Last-minute Trump rule aids industry

By: - January 13, 2021

The rule, set to take effect early next month, codifies a longstanding policy of Trump’s Interior Department: The Migratory Bird Treaty Act cannot be used to prosecute companies whose actions lead to accidental bird deaths. 

‘I just don’t trust the system any more’: Voters on edge as election nears | Battle for the Ballot

By: - October 5, 2020

Widespread anxiety and confusion around voting, compounded by the pandemic that has spread to millions of Americans, including President Donald Trump.

‘You just have to act’: Thousands outraged by police brutality rally at March on Washington

By: - August 28, 2020

The event, organized by the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, featured dozens of speakers who also called for the defeat of President Donald Trump in November, a counterpoint to Trump’s acceptance speech as the Republican nominee just 12 hours earlier on the grounds of the White House. 

Trump’s $400 a week jobless aid could be just $300. It depends on where you live

By: - August 11, 2020

Governors, lawmakers and state unemployment agencies on Monday wrestled with confusion created by President Donald Trump’s executive action extending unemployment benefits, and it appeared some states could settle for $300 a week in benefits instead of the $400 that the president touted. State leaders from both political parties remained unsure how much they’d have to […]