Philip Salata is an investigative reporter covering environment, energy and public health at inewsource, a non-profit accountability news platform. Salata is a USC Annenberg Fellow, where he won the Director’s Award for Excellence, and is also a UC Berkeley California Local Reporting Fellow. He has reported on equity and social justice issues in Southern California, with a focus on community stories related to the green energy transition. Salata’s California Health Equity Fellowship project will report on how plans to build the nation's largest lithium battery factory in Imperial County will take a substantial toll on an already impacted public healthcare system.