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Recent News and Views

Washington Post: The fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline is a movement — backward

September 12, 2016 in Featured, Uncategorized

As an employee of the White House, Office of Management and Budget, Federal Energy Administration and an international oil and gas company (Unocal), I participated on both sides of energy regulatory proceedings. I still closely follow energy industry and policy developments. The … Read More

The Hill: Emotions Overcoming Facts In North Dakota Pipeline Dispute

September 8, 2016 in Featured, Uncategorized

It’s easy to overlook facts when issues strike an emotional chord.  The saying goes that everyone is entitled to their own opinion; but not their own facts.  Unfortunately, it appears that opinions have already trumped facts when it comes to … Read More

New Report: Environmental Justice Beyond Flint

July 27, 2016 in EPA, Featured, Uncategorized

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) faces three crises that require urgent attention from federal and local regulators for years to come. First, in Flint, media-driven Congressional inquiries and a Presidential visit focus on lead in the city’s drinking water. … Read More