Senior National Affairs Correspondent, The Washington Post
A born-and-bred Washingtonian, Juliet Eilperin graduated in 1992 magna cum laude from Princeton University, where she received a bachelor’s in Politics with a certificate in Latin American Studies. She has worked on The Washington Post’s national desk for more than two decades, covering the White House, Congress, the environment and a host of domestic and international policy matters. Ms. Eilperin now serves as the Post’s senior national affairs correspondent, focusing on the environment and other domestic issues that shed light on how President Trump is transforming the federal government and many policies enacted under former President Obama. Previously, Ms. Eilperin served as the Post’s White House bureau chief, and before covering Obama’s second term in office and the 2008 presidential election she spent nine years as the Post’s national environmental reporter. She began her career as the Post’s House of Representatives reporter, where she covered the impeachment of Bill Clinton, lobbying, legislation and congressional campaigns. In the spring of 2006 Rowman & Littlefield published her first book, “Fight Club Politics: How Partisanship is Poisoning the House of Representatives,” which has been featured on NPR’s “Fresh Air with Terry Gross” and Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.” In June 2011 Pantheon published Ms. Eilperin’s second book, “Demon Fish: Travels Through the Hidden World of Sharks,” which has been featured in Smithsonian, Popular Science and People magazines. She received the D.C. Environmental Film Festival’s Award for Excellence in Journalism in 2019, the Peter Benchley Ocean Award for Media in 2011. In the spring of 2005 she served as the youngest-ever McGraw Professor of Journalism at Princeton University.
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The U.S. has a long and storied history of land conservation, which has created a network of public lands now managed in different ways. Since Europeans arrived, these lands have been fought over between those looking to preserve them and those hoping to open them up to development. These public lands now face threats from climate change, including drought and wildfire, along with budget and staff cuts. Recreational impacts, along with drilling and mining, are on the rise. Tribal officials are demanding a greater voice in federal decision-making, and Trump administration officials are scaling back regulations. What does the future hold for America's public lands?
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