Decarbonization ambitions ignite debate over mining, permitting  

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Two loons swim with their chick on Clear Lake in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Photo by Max Nesterak/Minnesota Reformer.

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Robert Zullo
Robert Zullo

Robert Zullo is a national energy reporter based in southern Illinois focusing on renewable power and the electric grid. Robert joined States Newsroom in 2018 as the founding editor of the Virginia Mercury. Before that, he spent 13 years as a reporter and editor at newspapers in Virginia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Louisiana. He has a bachelor's degree from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. He grew up in Miami, Fla., and central New Jersey.