Clean Water Director and Senior Attorney, Environment America

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 agribusiness pollution, algal blooms, fracking and the federal Clean Water Act. 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.

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House committee approves bills to weaken clean water protections

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House committee approves bills to weaken clean water protections

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee voted to approve six bills on Wednesday that would roll back clean water protections -- including one that would allow facilities to release PFAS and other chemicals into waterways, even if those pollutants are not listed in their permits.

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