#43: Deborah Goldberg

Deborah Goldberg, the managing attorney for the Northeast office of Earthjustice sits down with Melissa Legge to discuss environmental litigation, climate change, environmental justice, and the unusual twists and turns of her own career from academic to litigator. 

#42: Dr. Patricia Limerick

Dr. Patty Limerick, Faculty Director and Chair of the Board of the Center of the American West at the University of Colorado Boulder and professor of environmental studies and history, joins Stephanie Ratte, a student at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, for a conversation about the importance of history for understanding environmental issues today, challenges and opportunities in the American West, and why we should care more about bureaucrats.

#41: Jim Grijalva

Eugene Rusyn, Yale Law School ‘17, sits down in the studio with Professor Jim Grijalva to discuss environmental law on Indian lands. Professor Grijalva is an expert in federal Indian law, environmental law, and environmental justice and is the director of the Tribal Environmental Law Project at the University of North Dakota School of Law.

#40: Jennifer McIvor

Jennifer McIvor, Vice President of Environmental at MidAmerican Energy speaks with Becky Gallagher of the Yale School of Forestry and the Yale School of Management about the various environmental issues that energy companies face. While climate change dominates the conversation, companies like MidAmerican are also working to clean up water, protect endangered species, and otherwise coordinate energy production with environmental protection. 

#39: Edan Rotenberg

Edan Rotenberg, a partner at the Super Law Group, joins Joya Sonnenfeldt a dual degree student at Yale Law School and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies for a conversation about protecting the environment through private environmental law practice. Edan tells Joya about the type of work he does, what drives him, and how lawyers in private practice can protect the public interest. 

#38: Abbie Dillen

Abbie Dillen, Vice President of Litigation for Climate and Energy at Earthjustice, joins Melissa Legge in the studio to discuss public interest environmental litigation as a tool to make broader changes in environmental governance in the public and private sectors. 

#37: Frances Beinecke

Frances Beinecke joins Melissa Legge of Yale Law School and Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies for a conversation about the past, present, and future of the environmental movement. Frances has been involved in environmentalism for 40 years, all of that with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). This past year she retired from her position as President of NRDC and is now a fellow at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

#36: Francesca Koe

Francesca Koe, a communications specialist, joins Josh Galperin in the studio to talk about strategic environmental communications. Francesca is the former Director of Campaigns and Strategic Initiatives at the Natural Resources Defense Council where she continues to consult for NRDC’s Climate Center and Center for Policy Advocacy.

#35: Hans Bruyninckx

Hans Bruyninckx, the Executive Director of the European Environment Agency, discusses his work toward a low carbon economy in Europe. He explores the upcoming UNFCCC meeting in Paris, and considers the role of Europe in climate change policy. 

#34: Dr. Lisa Dale

Josh Galperin, outgoing Associate Director for the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy, interviews incoming Associate Director Lisa Dale about her background and new role. Dr. Dale discusses her passion for the outdoors and how it has been channeled into environmental policy work. 

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