Leslie Carothers is president of the Environmental Law Institute (ELI). ELI is an independent, nonpartisan education and research organization working to protect the environment by improving law, policy, and management. Ms. Carothers has been a professional environmentalist for over 30 years. Before her election as ELI president in June 2003, she served for 11 years as vice president, Environment, Health and Safety at United Technologies Corporation (UTC) in Hartford, a diversified manufacturer of products for the aerospace and building systems markets. Ms. Carothers also served as commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection from 1987 to 1991 and senior environmental counsel for PPG Industries, a manufacturing company in Pittsburgh, from 1982 to 1987. She began her environmental career with EPA in the air pollution program in Washington, DC, in 1971 and later served as enforcement director, deputy regional administrator, and acting regional administrator of the EPA New England Region in Boston. In 1991, she was an adjunct lecturer on environmental regulation at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Ms. Carothers is a past member and chair of the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Audubon Society and ELI and a past member of the Board of the Nature Conservancy (Connecticut chapter). She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Strategies for the Global Environment (Pew Center on Global Climate Change). She is a graduate of Smith College and Harvard Law School and also holds a master’s degree in environmental law from George Washington University.
Clarence (Terry) Davies, Ph.D., is a senior fellow at the Resources for the Future. He is a political scientist who, during the last 30 years, has written several books and numerous articles about environmental policy. He chaired the National Research Council (NRC) Committee on Decision Making for Regulating Chemicals in the Environment and was a committee member of the NRC report Risk Assessment in the Federal Government. While serving as a consultant to the President’s Advisory Council on Executive Organization, he was a coauthor of the reorganization plan that created the EPA. His previous positions have included assistant professor of public policy at Princeton University, executive vice president of the Conservation Foundation, executive director of the National Commission on the Environment, and assistant administrator for policy at EPA. In 2000 he was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He received a Ph.D. in American Government from Columbia University and a B.A., cum laude from Dartmouth College.
John Dernbach is distinguished professor of law and director of Environmental Law Center at Widener University School of Law. His scholarship focuses on sustainable development and climate change, and he teaches a variety of courses, including environmental law, international environmental law, sustainability and the law, and climate change. Mr. Dernbach has served as director of the Policy Office at the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), which