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Ingrid Lobet

Investigative Reporter, inewsource

Ingrid Lobet works with the team of journalists at inewsource, a nonprofit journalism enterprise embedded in the KPBS newsroom.

Lobet has covered the environment, energy and climate for 14 years and been recognized with several national awards, including IRE, Edward R. Murrow, Scripps Howard and the Polk (team).

Recently she’s been on the investigative team at the Houston Chronicle and produced stories for Marketplace and the Center for Investigative Reporting. When screen time overwhelms she reverts to carpentry, her first trade.

Recent Stories by Ingrid Lobet

How Natural Gas Became The Dirty Fuel, At Least In Your Home

How Natural Gas Became The Dirty Fuel, At Least In Your Home

Aug. 23
By Ingrid Lobet / inewsource

Not long ago natural gas — the fuel that probably gave you your hot shower this morning — was hailed as the clean “bridge fuel,” the one that would create a safe transition for society from yesterday’s dirtier home fuels, coal and oil, to a fully renewable future.

El Cajon Family Endures Months, Possibly Years Of Toxic Indoor Air

El Cajon Family Endures Months, Possibly Years Of Toxic Indoor Air

Aug. 9
By Ingrid Lobet / inewsource

The problem has existed since the 1960s and been known to state officials and the companies responsible since the 1980s. But the Masters family and many of their neighbors just found out last fall, after inewsource published an online map of the contamination.

Governor Jerry Brown Likely To Face Decision On 100 Percent Clean E...

Governor Jerry Brown Likely To Face Decision On 100 Percent Clean Electricity

July 14
By Ingrid Lobet / inewsource

A key vote this week in Sacramento has moved California closer than most people could imagine to a future in which all electricity — 100 percent of it — is produced without releasing more carbon into the air.

Company Offers Air Testing To El Cajon Mobile Home Residents

Company Offers Air Testing To El Cajon Mobile Home Residents

June 15
By Ingrid Lobet / inewsource

Ametek, Inc. is offering to test the air in any home in the three mobile home communities located over an increasingly high profile chemical plume that runs underground through part of El Cajon.

Expert: Every Home Located On Toxic Plume In El Cajon Should Be Tested

Expert: Every Home Located On Toxic Plume In El Cajon Should Be Tested

June 12
By Ingrid Lobet / inewsource

There is no doubt now that some residents of two mobile home parks in El Cajon have been exposed to toxic gas seeping into their homes from a plume of contaminated groundwater. Recent air testing and a newly released health risk study make that clear.

Sempra Backtracks On VP’s '100 Percent Renewable' Comments

Sempra Backtracks On VP’s '100 Percent Renewable' Comments

June 2
By Ingrid Lobet / inewsource

Sempra Energy is backtracking on comments made by a company vice president last week that there is no technical obstacle to a 100 percent renewable grid, comments that could have been interpreted to mean fossil fuel and gas would no longer be necessary to produce electricity in California.

Sempra VP Surprises, Says 100 Percent Renewable Grid Is Possible Now

Sempra VP Surprises, Says 100 Percent Renewable Grid Is Possible Now

May 26
By Ingrid Lobet / inewsource

A vice president with Sempra Energy, one of the nation’s largest utilities, made a stunning admission to a roomful of gas and oil executives this week: there is no technical impediment to California getting all of its energy from renewables — now.

Stall In Lawsuit Reveals The Distance Between California And Former...

Stall In Lawsuit Reveals The Distance Between California And Former Ally, EPA

May 12
By Ingrid Lobet / inewsource

On the surface, it is just a request to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for more time to prepare, due to a change in federal administration.

Testing Shows Vapors Entered Homes In El Cajon

Testing Shows Vapors Entered Homes In El Cajon

May 1
By Ingrid Lobet / inewsource

New air testing shows vapors from a dangerous chemical that runs underground in El Cajon have seeped into people’s homes, contrary to what some residents were led to expect when they learned of the plume last October.

Epic Fight Over Diesel Pollution And California's Future Clean Air ...

Epic Fight Over Diesel Pollution And California's Future Clean Air Authority

April 11
By Ingrid Lobet / inewsource

California leaders have vowed to continue their pursuit of clean air and climate progress, but one group is pursuing a sweeping challenge to California’s Environmental Protection Agency.

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