Richard B. Stewart

Richard B. Stewart has taught and written on environmental and administrative law for 35 years, first at Harvard Law School and the Kennedy School of Government and, since 1992, at New York University School of Law where he heads the Center on Environmental and Land Use Law. From 1989 to 1991 he served President George H. W. Bush as Assistant Attorney General for Environment and Natural Resources, U.S. Department of Justice, where he led the prosecution of Exxon for the Exxon Valdez oil spill and played a central role in the development of the 1992 Rio Climate Change Convention. He is a longtime trustee of the Environmental Defense Fund, serving as its Chairman from 1981 to 1983. He has written extensively on economic incentives for environmental protection and federalism issues in environmental policy.