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Ramsey Touchberry

Ramsey Touchberry is a Capitol Hill Reporter for The Washington Times focusing on energy and environment. Prior to joining The Times in early 2022, Ramsey covered Congress for Newsweek and was a multimedia reporter at a local NPR and PBS affiliate in Florida. A native of the Sunshine State, Ramsey graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in broadcast and digital journalism. He can be reached at

Articles by Ramsey Touchberry

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., speaks during a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing, July 11, 2023, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Manchin says he has been thinking “seriously” about leaving the Democratic Party and becoming an independent. The West Virginia senator made the comments on MetroNews “Talkline,” on Thursday. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Manchin regrets spin on energy legislation; Democrats try to sell climate plan

Sen. Joe Manchin III single-handedly controlled the fate of the Inflation Reduction Act, the giant budget-climate law Democrats rammed through Congress last year. Despite the conservative West Virginia Democrat's pivotal role, Mr. Manchin runs hot and cold on the law -- emblematic of the complicated politics of the legislation. Published August 16, 2023

A customer pumps gas into his vehicle at this Madison, Miss., Sam's Club, on May 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

Why gas prices are spiking across the U.S.

Prices at the pump have jumped an average of nearly 30 cents in the last month, namely due to a rise in crude oil prices, increased global demand, production cuts in the Middle East and heat waves limiting refining capacity. Published August 10, 2023

President Joe Biden moties after speaking where he signed a proclamation designating the Baaj Nwaavjo I'Tah Kukveni National Monument at the Red Butte Airfield Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2023, in Tusayan, Ariz.

Biden falsely boasts he declared a national climate emergency

President Biden said that "practically speaking" he's already declared a national climate emergency, an executive action that would unlock far-reaching powers to curtail emissions by restricting domestic fossil fuel production. Published August 9, 2023

Chicago Transit Authority assistant chief bus equipment engineer Richard Lin talks about an electric bus plug-in station in the West Side garage Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023, in Chicago. The Transportation Department is awarding almost $1.7 billion in grants for buying zero and low emission buses, with the money going to transit projects in 46 states and territories. The grants will enable transit agencies and state and local governments to buy 1,700 U.S.-built buses, nearly half of which will have zero carbon emissions. (AP Photo/Erin Hooley, File)

Electric bus maker once touted by Biden files for bankruptcy

The electric bus maker Proterra has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, a little more than two years after the California-based public company received praise from President Biden for being the future of the EV industry. Published August 8, 2023