Nicole Allan

Nicole Allan is a staff editor at, where she writes for the Politics Channel. She has also written for Slate and The New Republic.

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How Reid's parliamentary maneuvering could doom reforms to the oil industry

The Sen. majority leader may block amendments to an oil reform bill, endangering a bipartisan priority in order to prevent efforts to sideline the EPA

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The climate war’s western front

Gov. Schwarzenegger at a press conference. Photo: Office of the GovernorThe latest California ballot measure to make a national splash addresses neither marijuana nor gay marriage, but an even more contentious issue these days: cap-and-trade. …