Contributing Authors

Robert Adler

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Robert Adler is the associate dean for academic affairs and James I. Farr Chair in Law at the University of Utah S. J. Quinney College of Law. Prior to entering academia, he practiced environmental law for 15 years. His most recent books are Restoring Colorado River Ecosystems: A Troubled Sense of Immensity and, with David Driesen, Environmental Law: A Conceptual and Pragmatic Approach.

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Rachel Armstrong

Rachel Armstrong is a member of the Class of 2012 at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

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Jennifer Baka

Jennifer Baka is completing her Ph.D. at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

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Athena Ballesteros

Athena Ballesteros is manager of the International Financial Flows and Environment Project at the World Resources Institute. She has been working on national and international climate policy with a particular focus on climate finance, sustainable energy, and reform of international financial institutions for more than 10 years. Since 1997 she has been one of the technical and policy advisors to the Philippine negotiating team at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations. She is one of the founding members of the Asian NGO Forum on the Asian Development Bank (ADB) which has grown to a coalition of over 200 organizations working on ADB reform.

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Gary D. Bass

Gary D. Bass is the executive director of the Bauman Foundation and founder and executive director of OMB Watch, which addresses government accountability and citizen participation. Dr. Bass is also an affiliated professor at Georgetown University’s Public Policy Institute, where he teaches about advocacy and social change. For 28 years he ran OMB Watch, an organization that addresses government accountability and citizen participation. He serves on numerous nonprofit boards and advisory committees, and has received numerous awards, including recognition as one of the NonProfit Times Power and Influence Top 50 for more than the past 10 years, induction in 2006 into the National Freedom of Information Hall of Fame, and selection as one of the 2007 Federal 100, which recognizes those who had the greatest impact on the government information-systems community. In 1989, Dr. Bass started RTK NET (www.rtknet.org), a searchable website providing information about toxic chemicals released into our communities.

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Donald A. Brown

Donald A. Brown is an associate professor in the Environmental Ethics, Science, and Law Program in the Program on Science, Technology, and Society at The Pennsylvania State University. Mr. Brown has held a number of senior positions in law and policy for the Pennsylvania and New Jersey environmental protection programs and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. During the Clinton Administration, Mr. Brown was the program manager for United Nations organizations at EPA’s Office of International Environmental Policy. In this position, he represented EPA in U.S. delegations to the United Nations during negotiations on climate change, biodiversity, and sustainable development. Mr. Brown’s latest book is American Heat: Ethical Problems with the United States’ Response to Global Warming. Professor Brown’s has written over 80 books, book chapters, and articles on the ethical dimensions of climate change.

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Carl Bruch

Carl Bruch is a senior attorney at the Environmental Law Institute, where he codirects the ELI's international programs. He has worked on public participation, compliance and enforcement, and environmental governance in the United States and internationally.

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Wynn Calder

Wynn Calder is director of the Association of University Leaders for a Sustainable Future (ULSF) and principal of Sustainable Schools, LLC. ULSF conducts research on sustainability in higher education and serves as secretariat for signatories of the Talloires Declaration (1990). Sustainable Schools consults with colleges, universities, and K-12 schools to build environmental sustainability into strategic planning, teaching, and institutional practice. Mr. Calder has spoken widely on sustainable operations and sustainability in the curriculum, consults on strategies to green campuses, and conducts campus sustainability assessments. He is review editor for the Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, news editor for the International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, and has written extensively on education for sustainability. He is a cofounder of the U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development. Mr. Calder also serves on the senior council of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education and on the advisory council of the Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education.

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Federico Cheever

Federico Cheever is director of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program and professor of law at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. Professor Cheever is also chair of the Sustainability Council for the University of Denver. He began teaching at the Sturm College of Law in 1993, specializing in environmental law, wildlife law, public land law, land conservation transactions, and property. Professor Cheever writes extensively about the Endangered Species Act, federal public land law, and land conservation transactions. He coauthored a natural resources casebook, Natural Resources Law: A Place-Based Book of Problems and Cases, with Christine Klein and Bret Birdsong. Over the years, Professor Cheever has represented environmental groups in cases under the Endangered Species Act, the National Forest Management Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, the Wilderness Act, and a number of other environmental laws.

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Marian R. Chertow

Marian R. Chertow is a professor of industrial environmental management at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Her research and teaching focus on industrial ecology, business/environment issues, waste management, and environmental technology innovation. Prior to joining Yale, Professor Chertow spent ten years in the environmental business and in state and local government, including service as president of a large state bonding authority charged with developing a billion-dollar waste infrastructure system. She led Yale’s Environmental Reform: The Next Generation Project for four years and edited a book on the future of environmental policy with Prof. Daniel Esty. She also holds appointments at the Yale School of Management and the National University of Singapore, and serves on the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT), which advises EPA.

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Jaimie P. Cloud

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Jaimie P. Cloud is the founder and president of the Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education in New York City. The Cloud Institute is dedicated to the vital role of education in creating awareness, fostering commitment, and guiding actions toward a healthy, secure, and sustainable future. Ms. Cloud has written several book chapters and articles, teaches extensively, and writes and facilitates the development of numerous instructional units and programs that are designed to teach core courses across the disciplines through the lens of sustainability. She is a member of the advisory committee of the Buckminster Fuller Institute, the international advisory committee for the Tbilisi+30 Conference, the co-chair of the Commission on Education for Sustainability of the North American Association for Environmental Education, and a member of the advisory committee of Greenopolis and the Sustainability Education Planning Committee for the National Association of Independent Schools.

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Ilona Coyle

Ilona Coyle is a consultant and visiting attorney at the Environmental Law Institute.

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Robin Kundis Craig

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Univ of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law Faculty Profile

Robin Kundis Craig is a professor of law at the University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law. She is nationally recognized for her work on the Clean Water Act, the connection between freshwater regulation and ocean water quality, marine biodiversity and marine protected areas, property rights in fresh water, and science and the protection of water resources. As a result of her research on the Clean Water Act, including her book The Clean Water Act and the Constitution (Environmental Law Institute 2004; 2d ed. 2008), in 2005 the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences appointed her to a committee to assess the effects of the Act’s regulation of the Mississippi River. In 2008 the Council appointed her to a follow-up committee to assess the potential for a basin-wide nutrient total maximum daily loads to improve the hypoxic zone in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Julian Dautremont-Smith

Julian Dautremont-Smith is an expert on sustainability in higher education. He co-founded the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) and served as the organization's associate director from 2004 to 2009. In that capacity, he played leadership roles in creating the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment and the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS), a rating system for institutions of higher education that is in use at almost 300 colleges and universities. As an undergraduate at Lewis & Clark College, he spearheaded a successful effort to make the college the first in the United States to declare compliance with the greenhouse gas emissions reductions stipulated in the Kyoto Protocol. Mr. Dautremont-Smith has been a Fulbright Scholar, Harry S. Truman Scholar, a Doris Duke Conservation Fellow, National Wildlife Federation Campus Ecology Fellow, and a USA Today Academic All-Star.

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Michael DiRamio

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Corporation for a Skilled Workforce

Michael DiRamio is program director for sustainable communities at the Corporation for a Skilled Workforce (CSW) in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He leads CSW’s research and development of strategies to integrate community-based job creation, entrepreneurship, and strategies for human capital development and to accelerate the adoption of a sustainability mindset and triple-bottom-line business policies by businesses and communities. Mr. DiRamio is working with partners in Detroit to create jobs for city residents, grow sustainable innovation-driven industries, and involve a broader community in policy decision-making processes, and was a strategic advisor to the State of Michigan on implementation of its signature Green Jobs Initiative. At the national level, he works with the National Governor’s Association to provide technical assistance to green jobs partnership and training grantees of the U.S. Department of Labor. He has contributed to international award winning books and articles. He serves on several national and regional steering committees focused on promoting sustainability in economic development, education and workforce development. Mr. DiRamio also teaches sustainability science and technology at Oakland Community College.

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Catherine Easton

Catherine Easton is a project coordinator for the Institutions and Governance Program at the World Resources Institute. Her publications include “Summary of Developed Country ‘Fast-Start’ Climate Finance Pledges,” available on WRI’s website, and “The Conservation Campaign Guide,” available on the Conservation Campaign’s website.

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Anne Ehrlich

Anne Ehrlich is the policy coordinator for the Center for Conservation Biology at Stanford University. She has carried out research and coauthored many technical articles in population biology and has written extensively on population control, environmental protection, and the environmental consequences of nuclear war. Ms. Ehrlich served as one of seven outside consultants to the White House Council on Environmental Quality’s Global 2000 Report, and has served on the boards of directors of The Sierra Club, Friends of the Earth, The Ploughshares Fund, and the Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security, among others. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has been awarded several prizes for environmental achievement. Her most recent book is The Dominant Animal; Human Evolution and the Environment (2008), coauthored with Paul Ehrlich.

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Joel B. Eisen

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University of Richmond School of Law Faculty Profile

Joel B. Eisen is a professor at the University of Richmond School of Law, where he teaches environmental law, energy law, and climate change law. He also teaches a course on environmental law and policy to undergraduate students in the University of Richmond’s Environmental Studies Program. Professor Eisen has published extensively in law periodicals on renewable energy, China’s environmental and energy laws, and brownfields redevelopment. He is a coauthor of Energy, Economics and the Environment, the 2010 edition of which has been adopted in over 40 energy law and policy courses. In 2009, Professor Eisen was a Fulbright professor of law at the China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing.

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Jonathan Barry Forman

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Jonathan Barry Forman is the Alfred P. Murrah Professor of Law at the University of Oklahoma. Professor Forman is active in the American Bar Association, the Association of American Law Professors, and the National Academy of Social Insurance. Professor Forman has also lectured around the world, testified before Congress, and served on numerous federal and state advisory committees. He has more than 250 publications, including Making America Work. In addition to his many scholarly publications, Professor Forman has published articles and op-eds in numerous newspapers and magazines. Prior to entering academia, he served in all three branches of the federal government, most recently as tax counsel to the late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan of New York.

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Lynn Goldman

Lynn Goldman is the dean of the School of Public Health and Public Health Services at George Washington University. She was previously a pediatrician and professor of environmental health sciences at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she specialized in environmental risks to children. Prior to joining Hopkins, she was the chief of the Division of Environmental and Occupational Disease Control at the California Department of Health Services, and the assistant administrator of the Office of Prevention, Pesticides, and Toxic Substances at the Environmental Protection Agency. She is a member of the Environmental Defense Fund’s board of trustees, acting chair of the Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences Report Review Committee.

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Kirk Herbertson

Kirk Herbertson is based in Southeast Asia with International Rivers, a California-based organization that monitors the impacts of large hydropower projects. Previously he worked at the World Resources Institute, where he focused on reform of the World Bank and other international financial institutions.

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Dieter T. Hessel

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Dieter T. Hessel is a Presbyterian minister specializing in social ethics who resides in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, where he directs the ecumenical Program on Ecology, Justice, and Faith, and is an adjunct professor at Bangor Theological Seminary. From 1965 to 1990 he was the social education coordinator and social policy director of the Presbyterian Church (USA). His recent books include Earth Habitat: Eco-Injustice and the Church’s Response; Christianity and Ecology: Seeking the Well-Being of Earth and Humans; Theology for Earth Community: A Field Guide.

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Keith Hirokawa

Albany Law School Faculty Profile
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Keith Hirokawa is an associate professor of law at Albany Law School, where he teaches courses in land use, property, natural resources, and environmental law. His scholarly interests include environmental ethics and policy, ecosystem services, and drivers for local governments in community building. Professor Hirokawa is the author or coauthor of dozens of articles, book chapters, book reviews, and essays on these subjects. Before entering academia, Professor Hirokawa practiced law for eight years in Oregon and Washington.

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Leo Horrigan

Leo Horrigan is a food system correspondent for the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future and coauthor of How Sustainable Agriculture Can Address the Environmental and Human Health Harms of Industrial Agriculture, an extensive literature review that details problems with industrial agriculture and potential solutions. He also coauthored “Antibiotic Drug Abuse: CAFOs Are Squandering Vital Human Medicines,” a chapter in CAFO: The Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories.

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Frances Irwin

Frances Irwin is a policy analyst and writer on issues ranging from public access to information and participation, environmental governance, and environmental policy reform to chemicals and materials policy and people and ecosystems. She has worked with state, national, and international civil society groups, including the Vermont Natural Resources Council, The Conservation Foundation, and the World Wildlife Fund. As a fellow at the World Resources Institute, she most recently coauthored an action agenda and a guide for decision makers and coedited a volume of papers on governance of ecosystem services.

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Kevin Kennedy

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Kevin Kennedy is a professor of law at Michigan State University College of Law. Before joining the Michigan State faculty, he practiced law in Hawaii for four years, then served as a law clerk at the U.S. Court of International Trade in New York. After his clerkship he was a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, where he represented the Department of Commerce and the then-U.S. Customs Service in international trade litigation. In addition to nearly 60 law review articles and book chapters on international law and international trade regulation, Professor Kennedy is the author of Competition Law and the World Trade Organization and coauthor, with Raj Bhala, of World Trade Law.

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John A. Laitner

John A. Laitner has been involved in the environmental and energy policy arenas for 40 years. He focuses on improving the way we understand and represent energy efficiency technologies and behaviors for use in energy and climate economic policy models. He joined the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy in 2006. Prior to that, Mr. Laitner worked for the Environmental Protection Agency as a senior economist for technology policy; in 1998 he was awarded EPA's Gold Medal for his work with a team of EPA economists to evaluate the impact of different strategies for implementing policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In 2003 he received an award from the U.S. Combined Heat and Power Association for contributions to the policy development of that industry. He is the author of more than 280 reports, journal articles, and book chapters.

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Jeannine M. La Prad

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Corporation for a Skilled Workforce

Jeannine M. La Prad is president and CEO of Corporation for a Skilled Workforce (CSW) in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She is responsible for helping CSW advance its mission of catalyzing transformative change in education, economic, and workforce development through research and action. She was the director of CSW’s collaborative project with the Midwestern Governors Association to develop a new energy economy jobs platform. Ms. La Prad advises the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) on its administration of the Solar Instructor Training Network (SITN) and is a member of the board of directors for Creative Change Educational Solutions, a nonprofit organization focused on sustainability education.

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Amy E. Landis

Amy E. Landis is assistant professor of sustainability and green design in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research and teaching interests in the arena of sustainable environmental engineering encompass topics such as bio-based production, bio-based and alternative fuels, modeling environmental variability and uncertainty, product end-of-life management, industrial ecology, and life-cycle analysis.

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Robert Lawrence, M.D.

Robert Lawrence, M.D., is the Center for a Livable Future Professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with joint appointments as a professor of health policy, international health, and medicine. He is the founding director of the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, which supports research and develops policies on the public health impacts of industrialized food animal production, improved food security, and healthier diets. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Science; a founding director of Physicians for Human Rights; serves on the board of directors of the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship; and is a member of the Global Health Advisory Committee of the Open Society Foundation.

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Mark D. Levine

Mark D. Levine leads the China Energy Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, a group he created in 1988. From 1996 to 2006, he was director of the Environmental Division, which included 400 people working on energy-efficiency policy analysis and R&D. He is a board member of several leading nonprofits in the United States and is a member of the Energy Advisory Board of Dow Chemical Company, the board of directors of CalCEF, an energy venture capital firm, and the advisory board of the Asian Pacific Energy Research Centre in Tokyo. In 1999 Mr. Levine was elected a fellow of the California Council on Science and Technology. In 2008 he received the Obayashi Prize for his contributions to sustainable urban development. In addition to authoring numerous technical publications, he has led or co-led teams for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and major energy scenario studies of the United States, China, and the world.

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Reid Lifset

Reid Lifset is resident fellow in industrial ecology and associate director of the Industrial Environmental Management Program at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. His research and teaching focus on the emerging field of industrial ecology, the study of the environmental consequences of production and consumption. He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Industrial Ecology, a peer-reviewed journal owned by Yale University and published by Wiley-Blackwell. He serves on the Science Advisory Board of the U.S. EPA and is a member of the governing council of the International Society for Industrial Ecology and the editorial advisory board for the Springer book series Eco-efficiency in Industry & Science.

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Roberta Mann

Roberta Mann is the Frank Nash Professor of Law at the University of Oregon School of Law. She is a tax expert who has written numerous law review articles on how tax policy affects the environment, including several articles on tax policy and climate change. Prior to entering academia, she practiced in the Office of Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service and served on the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation.

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Brian McNamara

Brian McNamara is a member of the Class of 2010 at the Chicago-Kent College of Law.

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Joel A. Mintz

Joel A. Mintz is a professor of law at Nova Southeastern University Law Center, a member of the American Law Institute, a fellow of the American Bar Foundation, and a member scholar of The Center for Progressive Reform. His scholarly interests include environmental enforcement, hazardous waste regulation, and state and local government finance. Professor Mintz is the author or coauthor of eight books and numerous articles, book chapters, book reviews, essays, and op-ed pieces. Before entering academia, he was an attorney and chief attorney with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He is a recipient of his Nova University’s President’s Faculty Scholarship Award, EPA’s Special Service Award, and the EPA Bronze Medal for Commendable Service.

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Craig Oren

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Craig Oren is a professor of law at Rutgers University School of Law-Camden. He is a nationally known expert on the Clean Air Act and has written extensively about it. He has also served on three different National Academy of Sciences' committees on clean air issues. Before becoming an academic, he was assistant counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee with legislative jurisdiction over the Clean Air Act.

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Brad Parks

Brad Parks is co-executive director of AidData and Research Faculty at the College of William and Mary's Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations. He is also a Visiting Research Associate at the Center for Global Development. He is currently a PhD candidate at the London School of Economics and has written and contributed to several books and articles on aid allocation, aid effectiveness, and development theory and practice. Most recently, he coauthored Greening Aid? Understanding the Environmental Impact of Development Assistance with Michael Tierney, J. Timmons Roberts, and Robert Hicks. He is also the coauthor, with J. Timmons Roberts, of A Climate of Injustice: Global Inequality, North-South Politics, and Climate Policy.

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Trip Pollard

Southern Environment Law Center

Trip Pollard is a senior attorney with the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC). He is the director of SELC’s Land and Community Program, which uses public education, policy reform, and legal advocacy to promote smarter growth and sustainable transportation. Mr. Pollard is involved in shaping policies and decisions throughout the Southeast. He also has written dozens of reports and articles on transportation, land use, energy, and environmental issues. He has lectured widely, and he has served on numerous governmental commissions, advisory bodies, and the boards of many organizations.

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David Rejeski

David Rejeski directs the Science and Technology Innovation Program (STIP) at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. STIP explores the scientific and technological frontier, stimulating discovery and bringing new tools to bear on public policy challenges that emerge as science advances. Between 1994 and 2000 he worked at the White House Council on Environmental Quality and the Office of Science and Technology on a variety of technology, R&D, and policy initiatives, including the development and implementation of the National Environmental Technology Strategy, the Greening of the White House, and the Education for Sustainability Initiative. He sits on the advisory boards of a number of organizations, including the Board on Global Science and Technology of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Science Foundation’s Advisory Committee on Environmental Research and Education.

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Edward P. Richards

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Louisiana Coastal Restoration: Separating Fact from Fiction
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Edward P. Richards is the Clarence W. Edwards Professor of Law at the Louisiana State University Law Center, and the director of the Program in Law, Science, and Public Health. Professor Richards works in health and public health law, and since 2001 he has worked on law and policy related to national security and disaster response. He is currently researching the impact of ocean rise and climate change on coastal disaster risks. He has worked on projects with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security, and several state health departments.

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J. Timmons Roberts

J. Timmons Roberts is director of the Center for Environmental Studies and professor of sociology and environmental studies at Brown University. The coauthor or editor of eight books and over 60 articles and book chapters, his current research focuses on climate change and international development. As a cofounder of AidData.org, he is part of an international effort to increase transparency in climate finance, and foreign aid more broadly. His Climate and Development Lab at Brown provides research support to the Least Developed Countries Group (the world's 49 poorest nations) in U.N. negotiations. He is a leader in Rhode Island's efforts to plan for adapting to climate changes, serving on the RI Climate Change Commission, created in 2010 by legislation written by him and his Brown students. Most recently, he was appointed to the Board on Environmental Change and Society of the National Academy of Sciences.

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K.W. James Rochow

K.W. James Rochow is president of the Trust for Lead Poisoning Prevention and an environmental law and policy consultant based in Washington, D.C. He has helped orchestrate the global phaseout of leaded gasoline and initiate integrated approaches to toxics pollution and environmental health. Most recently, Mr. Rochow has worked on reform of the natural resource sector and reconstruction of failed states in West Africa for the World Bank, UNDP, and the Government of Liberia. He has also taught international environmental law and policy at numerous universities in the United States and abroad, most recently at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

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Patricia E. Salkin

Patricia E. Salkin is the Raymond and Ella Smith Distinguished Professor of Law, associate dean, and director of the Government Law Center at Albany Law School. She teaches courses in land use law, Chinese law, current legal issues in government and government ethics. She is also on the adjunct faculty at the University at Albany’s Department of Geography and Planning, where she teaches planning ethics. Dean Salkin is a past chair of the ABA’s State & &Local Government Law Section and the Municipal Law Section of the New York State Bar Association where she is also a founding member and past- chair of the State Bar’s Standing Committee on Attorneys in Public Service. She serves as chair of the Amicus Curiae Committee for the American Planning Association and is an appointed member of EPA’s National Environmental Justice Advisory Council. She is a coauthor, with John R. Nolon, of Climate Change and Sustainable Development Law in a Nutshell (West 2011), as well as dozens of books, articles and chapters on land use and sustainable development.

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Jim Salzman

Jim Salzman holds joint appointments at Duke University as the Samuel Fox Mordecai Professor of Law and as the Nicholas Institute Professor of Environmental Policy. In more than fifty articles and five books, his scholarship has addressed topics spanning trade and environment conflicts, the history of drinking water, environmental protection in the service economy, wetlands mitigation banking, and the legal and institutional issues in creating markets for ecosystem services. Elected a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, he has delivered lectures on environmental law and policy on every continent except Antarctica, and has been a visiting professor at Yale, Harvard, and Stanford, as well as at Macquarie (Australia), Lund (Sweden), and Tel Aviv (Israel) Universities.

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Brent Steel

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Oregon State University Faculty Profile

Brent Steel is professor and director of the Public Policy Graduate Program in the School of Public Policy at Oregon State University. He is coeditor of Oregon Politics and Government: Progressive versus Conservative Populists with Richard Clucas and Mark Henkels, and is coauthor of State and Local Government: Sustainability in the 21st Century with Chris Simon and Nicholas P. Lovrich.

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Kurt Strasser

Kurt Strasser is the Phillip I. Blumberg Professor of Law at the University of Connecticut Law School, where he teaches environmental law, natural resources law, and contracts. His scholarly writing is primarily concerned with the law of corporate groups and with environmental law and policy. Professor Strasser coauthored the second edition of Blumberg on Corporate Groups with Philip I. Blumberg, Nicholas L. Georgakopoulas, and Eric J. Gouvin. He has recently published Myths and Realities of Business Environmentalism: Good Works, Good Business or Greenwash? As well as his teaching at the University of Connecticut Law School, he served as associate dean for academic affairs from 1996 to 1999 and as interim dean for the academic year 2006–2007. He has twice been a visiting professor at Exeter University in England, served as the DAAD Guest Professor of Anglo-American Law at the Free University of Berlin in the summer of 2003, and was the Gilhuis Professor on the Future of Environmental Law at Tilburg University in the Netherlands during the spring of 2008.

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Susanna Sutherland

Susanna Sutherland is the first sustainability program manager for the City of Knoxville, Tennessee, where she has been charged with using more than $2 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy to design and implement a program that balances economic, social, and environmental considerations into city operations and community growth. She also co-chairs a nine-state Southeastern city sustainability network. Sutherland was a member of the committee that wrote the 2011 National Research Council report Sustainability and the U.S. EPA.

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Dan Tarlock

Dan Tarlock is Distinguished Professor of Law at the Chicago-Kent College of Law and honorary professor of law at the UNESCO Centre for Water Law, Policy, and Science at the University of Dundee, Scotland. He teaches land use, property, energy and natural resource law, and international environmental law. He has published a treatise about water rights and resources, coauthored four textbooks on related subjects, and recently coauthored, with Holly Doremus, Water War in the Klamath Basin: Macho Law, Combat Biology, and Dirty Politics. His current research focuses on the legal aspects of domestic and international aquatic biodiversity protection and drought management. Professor Tarlock is one of three U.S. special legal advisors to the North American Free Trade Agreement, and is a frequent consultant to local, state, federal, and international agencies. He was the chair of a National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council committee to study water management in the western United States, and was the principal drafter of the Western Water Policy Advisory Review Commission report.

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Michael J. Tierney

Michael J. Tierney is the Mary and George Hylton Associate Professor of Government and International Relations at the College of William and Mary, where he also directs the International Relations Program. He has published two books: Delegation and Agency in International Organizations and Greening Aid? Understanding the Environmental Impact of Development Assistance. He is a principal investigator on the AidData research project, which maintains the most comprehensive data set in the world on development finance projects. He has published articles in a range of journals including International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, Review of International Political Economy, Foreign Policy, and World Development.

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Jonathan Weiss

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Jonathan Weiss is Director of Sustainability at ManTech International Corporation, a global consulting firm based in Fairfax, Virginia, where he advises clients on emerging sustainability issues. His work focuses on developing cutting-edge policy initiatives and collaborative partnerships on such issues as climate change, renewable energy, and sustainable land use. Weiss has lectured in more than a dozen countries on sustainability, and has been published widely. His chapter in the book, Agenda for a Sustainable America, was recognized by the Environmental Law Institute as one of the top writings in the environmental field. He formerly held positions in the Clinton administration, at the White House and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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Christopher Williams

Christopher Williams is a researcher at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s China Energy Group, where he concentrates on municipal and building-level energy efficiency programs.

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