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Donald Barry

Donald Barry

Don Barry joined Defenders as executive vice president in June 2011 and oversees all day-to-day operations and programs at Defenders of Wildlife, supervises the senior leadership team and is the strategic senior advisor to the President. Don has 35 years of experience working on wildlife and public land management conservation issues as a senior government […]

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John F. Kowal

John F. Kowal

John F. Kowal is Vice President for Programs at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, where he is responsible for coordinating and guiding the organization’s programs on Democracy, Justice and Liberty and National Security. John also oversees the organization’s Washington, D.C. office. Before joining the Brennan Center, John was a leader […]

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Trevor Potter
Trevor Potter

Trevor Potter

Trevor Potter is the founding President and General Counsel of the Campaign Legal Center, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that represents the public interest in administrative, legislative and legal proceedings in the areas of campaign finance and elections, political communication and government ethics.  He is also a member in Caplin & Drysdale’s Washington, D.C. office where […]

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Daniel Lashof

Daniel Lashof

Dan Lashof is the director of NRDC’s climate and clean air program and is active in the areas of solutions to global warming, national energy policy, and climate science. Dan is involved in developing federal standards and legislation to place enforceable limits on carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping pollutants and to reduce America’s dangerous dependence […]

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Sarah Hodgdon

Sarah Hodgdon

Sarah Hodgdon is the Sierra Club’s National Program Director in the Conservation Department. Sarah began her grassroots organizing career in 1993 with Green Corps, serving as Recruitment Director for the group from 1996 – 2000. With Green Corps, Sarah recruited and trained young environmental activists who have since become Executive Directors of organizations such as […]

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Stan Sporkin

Stan Sporkin

Formerly a partner with the international law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, Judge Stanley Sporkin (retired) recently became a sole practitioner as part of his new role as leader of BP’s Ombudsman Program. Judge Sporkin’s practice consists of counseling parties in SEC, Corporate Governance and Litigation Matters. Because of his judicial background, he acts […]

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Marcellus Andrews

Marcellus Andrews

Marcellus Andrews teaches economics at Barnard College of Columbia University in New York. Andrews earned a B.S. & B.A. from the Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania as well as an MA, MPhil and PhD in economics from Yale University. Andrews comments on public affairs and economics in the pages of The Nation and on […]

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Andrew Wetzler

Andrew Wetzler

Andrew Wetzler is Director of NRDC’s Land and Wildlife Program and is based in NRDC’s Chicago, Illinois, office. Andrew has worked on issues related to wildlife and habitat conservation and open space preservation with NRDC for the last fifteen years.  While at NRDC, Andrew has worked to conserve a wide variety of individual species under […]

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Edward N. Wolff

Edward N. Wolff

Edward N. Wolff is a professor of economics at New York University, where he has taught since 1974. His principal research areas are income and wealth distribution and productivity growth. Edward’s work on wealth and wealth disparity has received wide attention. He has acted as a consultant with the Economic Policy Institute, the World Bank, […]

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Stephen Ansolabehere

Stephen Ansolabehere

Stephen Ansolabehere is Professor of Government at Harvard University.  His academic research focuses on U. S. elections, media, and representation, with particular emphasis on political advertising, campaign finance, redistricting.   He has an additional research interest in public attitudes toward energy  use and development.  He consults with CBS News, is contributing editor of The Boston […]

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Andrew Blotky
Andrew Blotky

Andrew Blotky

Andrew Blotky serves as the Director of Legal Progress at American Progress, where he directs the Center’s work around legal policy issues including judicial nominations and constitutional interpretation. Blotky joined CAP after serving as the program manager at the HJW Foundation, where he directed the foundation’s progressive infrastructure and legal and public policy programs as […]

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Michael Waldman
Michael Waldman

Michael Waldman

Michael Waldman is President of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, a nonpartisan law and policy institute that focuses on fundamental issues of democracy and justice. The Center is one of the nation’s leading legal voices on election law, Constitutional law, government reform and racial justice. The Boston Globe calls the […]

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Heather Gerken
Heather Gerken

Heather Gerken

Heather Gerken is the J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law at Yale Law School where she specializes in election law, constitutional law, and civil procedure. Professor Gerken is one of the country’s leading experts on voting rights and election law, the role of groups in the democratic process, and the relationship between diversity and democracy. A native […]

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Heather McGhee

Heather McGhee

Heather C. McGhee is the President of Demos. She is a frequent writer, speaker and media commentator on issues of democracy reform, economic opportunity, racial equity and financial regulation.  In 2010, she became a contributor to Countdown with Keith Olbermann on Current TV.  She is also a regular guest on MSNBC, Fox News and CNN.  Her opinions, writing […]

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Linda Bilmes

Linda Bilmes

Professor Linda J. Bilmes is the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Senior Lecturer in Public Policy. Her research focuses on US budgeting and public administration, particularly on the costs of war, veterans’ affairs and the civil service. Her recent books include the New York Times bestseller The Three Trillion Dollar War: The True Cost of the Iraq […]

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Michael Brune
July 9, 2015

The hospitals prepared for an influx of wounded that never came. People either escaped or they died.

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Michael Brune
March 26, 2015

Just after midnight, 26 years ago today, the Exxon Valdez supertanker ran aground on Bligh Reef in Alaska’s Prince Will


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Naomi Klein
December 8, 2014

Ever since the debate over the Keystone XL pipeline exploded three and half years ago, that’s been the argument from the pr

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Ciara Torres-Spelliscy
October 22, 2014

One company may not be able to fight city hall, but one company appears to be trying to buy it.


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Naomi Klein
October 17, 2014

When the call came in that the University of Glasgow had voted to divest its £128m endowment from fossil fuel companies, I h

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Naomi Klein
September 30, 2014

The following is an excerpt from fromThis Changes Everything: Capitalism vs.


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Naomi Klein
September 24, 2014

Ever since she released her the anti-globalization manifesto, No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies, 15 years ago, Naomi

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Mary Anne Hitt
September 2, 2014

This week, my small town in West Virginia cut the ribbon on a solar project that isn’t just the largest crowd-funded so


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Michael Brune
August 18, 2014

For the eighth year in a row, Sierra magazine has dedicated a big chunk of its September/October issue to higher education.

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Mary Anne Hitt
August 12, 2014

This week marks the six month anniversary of the Dan River coal ash spill in North Carolina.


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David Doniger
August 11, 2014

Amidst hundreds of supporters of the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan at the Environmental Protection Agency’s hea

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Frances Beinecke
July 30, 2014

Next week the Environmental Protection Agency will host four public hearings on its plan to reduce climate change pollution f


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Ruth Greenspan Bell
February 24, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry should be saluted for energizing US policy on climate change and pushing for global progress to

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Jeffrey Sachs
February 3, 2014

The new State Department Environmental Impact Statement for the Keystone Pipeline does three things.


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Alex Matthiessen
December 26, 2013

Small beer is perhaps too kind a term for the prosaic proposals being batted around by New York Governor Andrew M.

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Michael Brune
December 2, 2013

Between the devastation in the Philippines, deadly floods in Sardinia and Vietnam, and the COP 19 UN climate change summit in


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Sharon Buccino
November 21, 2013

Today, the Obama Administration proposed more coal mining.

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I got a new phone over the weekend.  My 13 year old daughter said, “Mom, that’s great!  Now you can text me.


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Deb Nardone
November 20, 2013

Dear Secretary Moniz,
Congratulations on being confirmed as Secretary of Energy.

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Today President Obama took several important steps down the trail towards addressing climate disruption.


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In February, 50,000 people marched on the freezing Washington Mall to tell President Obama that he must reject Keystone XL an

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Last Friday the State Department’s Office of the Inspector General confirmed that it will investigate evidence that t


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The Sierra Club’s Delta Chapter has worked for more than 28 years to slow and restore the damage to Louisiana’s

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Nationwide, college students continue to take the lead on climate action.


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In recent days, there were new developments in the fight against Northwest coal exports that stopped me in my tracks.

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When news broke this week of an ongoing tar sands spill in Alberta, Canada, many were shocked to read this statement from an


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Last week we won a huge victory in the fight against coal subsidies.


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Daniel Lashof
November 19, 2013

This week, the Environmental Protection Agency will move against climate change by continuing the job it was created to do, 4

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December 17, 2011

Alex Matthiessen on the implications of the Deep Water Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.