Jacqueline Toth

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Jacqueline is a reporter at Morning Consult covering energy.


Morning Consult Energy: Oil Prices Rise After Attack on 2 Saudi Oil Tankers

By Jacqueline Toth Top Stories Unknown assailants attacked two Saudi Arabian oil tankers Sunday morning near the Strait of Hormuz, causing “significant damage” to the tankers without resulting in a spill, according to the kingdom’s energy minister, Khalid al-Falih, who characterized the attack as sabotage. The attacks, which come at a time of greater tension […]

Morning Consult Energy: Week in Review & What’s Ahead

By Jacqueline Toth Week in Review International For the first time since it first met in 1996, the Arctic Council did not issue a joint declaration of goals due to the United States’ refusal to mention “climate change” or the Paris climate agreement in such a document, according to diplomats involved in the talks held […]

Morning Consult Energy: California to Ban Pesticide That EPA is ‘Reevaluating’

By Jacqueline Toth   Top Stories California said it will ban chlorpyrifos in six months to two years, citing evidence of serious health impacts in children caused by the pesticide. Hawaii and New York have already moved to ban chlorpyrifos, whose national outdoor use the Environmental Protection Agency decided to allow under former Administrator Scott […]

Morning Consult Energy: EPA Officials Ignored Agency Experts on Asbestos Rule

By Jacqueline Toth   Top Stories Two internal memos show that senior Environmental Protection Agency officials disregarded dozens of EPA experts that pressed for a full ban on new uses of asbestos, choosing instead to allow potential approval of future uses of the carcinogenic substance, as the agency has permitted as of April. The internal […]

Morning Consult Energy: Week in Review & What’s Ahead

By Jacqueline Toth Week in Review Trump administration President Donald Trump promised not to waive requirements under the Jones Act that call for goods – including natural gas – shipped between U.S. ports to be transported by American-made ships, according to Republican lawmakers following a meeting with Trump on the matter. Senate Minority Leader Chuck […]

Morning Consult Energy: SEC Investigating PG&E Following California Fires

By Jacqueline Toth Top Stories PG&E Corp. said in a filing that the Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating the utility’s public disclosures and accounting of its losses from the 2015 Butte Fire and additional fires in Northern California from 2017 and 2018, including last year’s destructive Camp Fire. The filing said that PG&E could […]