Emily Guerin, Environment Reporter

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As KPCC/LAist's environment reporter, I'm interested in contradictions: the tension between California's status as an environmental leader and the reality of its enormous fossil fuel consumption and production. The tension between the need for more housing in California and the reality of the state's hotter, drier, more fire-prone future.

I've been reporting on the environment in the American West since 2012. Before coming to KPCC, I reported on the oil boom in North Dakota and lived in a town of 1200 on Colorado's rural Western Slope, while writing for High Country News.

I've won multiple Edward R. Murrow awards for my reporting on oilfield spills and wildfires and was a finalist for the Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize for my work on oil worker fatalities. I'm also the host of KPCC's upcoming podcast, "California City."

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