Rob Perks

Rob Perks runs NRDC's Center for Advocacy Campaigns. He started at NRDC in the legislative program handling media relations, and up until the fall of 2005 managed the popular and effective 'Bush Record' project. He left to build the Outreach & Communications department at American Rivers before returning to NRDC in the spring of 2007. During his 15-year environmental career, he has led campaigns in Florida for U.S. Public Interest Group; organized the grassroots for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation in Virginia; directed national field operations for Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER); and served as the youngest-ever executive director of the Pamlico-Tar River Foundation in North Carolina.

Climate Change

You might have a climate crisis if …

It's hard for me to fathom how naysayers still refuse to acknowledge that increased carbon pollution is to blame for increasingly hostile weather. Maybe some jokes in the style of Jeff Foxworthy's "You might be a redneck" riff can win them over.

Politics

Breaking: The Republican attack on clean air isn’t popular

Cross-posted from the Natural Resources Defense Council. Make no mistake about it: The Clean Air Act is under attack from Congress. Indeed, in the U.S. Senate voting is imminent on several amendments to a non-related small business bill that would ditch, delay, or dilute the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to update and enforce air pollution standards. The good news is that those who pick polluters over the health of Americans are continuing to get pummeled on America’s newspaper opinion pages. These pieces say it best: “An Assault on the Environment,” Albany Times Union editorial The new House Republican majority likes to say that …

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