Started on staff: 2002
UC Davis 1997-2001
Laura directs Environment California’s work to tackle global warming, protect the ocean, and stand up for clean air, clean water and open spaces. Laura served on the Environment California board for two years before stepping into the state director role. Most recently, she directed the public health program for CALPIRG, another organization in The Public Interest Network, where she led campaigns to get lead out of school drinking water and toxic chemicals out of cosmetics. Prior to that, Laura ran Environment California citizen outreach offices across the state and, as the Environment California field director, she led campaigns to get California to go solar, ban single use plastic grocery bags, and go 100 percent renewable. Laura lives with her family in Richmond, California, where she enjoys hiking, yoga and baking.
Posts by Laura Deehan
Strengthening protections for our coast’s best places
We’ve identified the California coast’s most amazing places. We should make sure they have the protections they need.
A sea turtle tour to protect California’s coast
Why we brought our sea turtle down the PCH to talk about ocean conservation
STATEMENT: New marine sanctuary, ahoy!
Biden administration proposes to designate the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary
Hundreds of sick sea lions are washing ashore in California
This summer, a toxic algae bloom in the Pacific is making sea lions sick. You can help the rescue efforts.