Environment Rhode Island Research and Policy Center Staff
On staff: 1988-1993; 2003-present
B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and Philosophy Prize at Tufts University; J.D. Northeastern University School of Law
John directs Environment America's efforts to protect our rivers, lakes, streams and drinking water. John’s areas of expertise include lead and other toxic threats to drinking water, factory farms and other sources of agribusiness pollution, algal blooms, fracking and the federal Clean Water Act. John has coordinated several successful campaigns to win a cleanup plan for the Chesapeake Bay, enact the federal Clean Water Rule, and implement state policies to curb runoff pollution. He has testified before Congress and co-authored several reports on fracking, agribusiness pollution and lead in schools' drinking water. He previously worked as a staff attorney for Alternatives for Community & Environment and Tobacco Control Resource Center. John lives in Brookline, Mass., with his family, where he enjoys cooking, running, playing tennis, chess and building sandcastles on the beach.