Gregg brings nearly 25 years of experience working on environmental and public policy issues, including 20 as an Executive Director. At Climate Solutions, Gregg oversees a staff of two dozen policy experts, campaigners, innovators, and researchers across three Northwest offices, providing strategic direction for one of the most effective regional climate and clean economy organizations in the nation.
Prior to coming to Climate Solutions, Gregg served as the Executive Director of the Washington Toxics Coalition for 7 years and as the Executive Director of the California-based Pesticide Watch for 5 years. During that time, he played a leadership role in creating and developing a number of leading coalitions working on environmental health issues, including the Toxic Free Legacy Coalition,Californians for Pesticide Reform, and Safer Chemicals, Healthy Bodies. At Climate Solutions, he helped to found the Washington-based Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy and Renew Oregon.
Gregg began his professional career as an organizer for Green Corps, working in Washington, DC, Vermont, and California. He received his B.A. in Political Science from Dickinson College.
When not at work, Gregg spends time with his family and raising awareness about Cystic Fibrosis, a genetic disease that his son Jude has and that he is passionate about finding a cure for.
CUTTING COAL POLLUTION
Stopping any new coal export off the West Coast continues to be a major stake in the ground for the climate movement. Our Power Past Coal coalition campaign has made major advances in the past year, with two proposals pulled off the table in Oregon, and the WA Dept. of Ecology announcing a broad scope of review for the impacts for the proposed coal export terminal at Cherry Point north of Bellingham, WA. Climate Solutions continues to be a central player in the coalition, bringing new and powerful voices to the table who are calling for clean energy solutions instead of continued investment in the fossil fuels of the past.
From the articulate nine-year-old Dae Dahlquist asking that his future be considered in these decisions, to physicians pressing on potential health impacts, to main street business owners asking that their livelihood be taken into account, citizens from all walks of life have engaged with the scoping comment periods for proposed terminals in Washington at Cherry Point and Longview, and in the public process for Oregon’s proposed terminal at Port of Morrow/St. Helens. The campaign generated a combined total of over 370,000 public comments on the proposed terminals at Cherry Point and Longview, WA. Now with three export proposals off the table, we continue to watchdog the remaining three proposals and partner with community leaders to build a powerful constituency for building a better, more prosperous future in the region.
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