Brooks Barron ’11
Woodrow Wilson School
The Ongoing Push for U.S. Climate Legislation
As an intern for Environmental Defense Fund’s (EDF) National Climate Campaign, I worked to support the passage of clean energy and climate legislation in the U.S. Congress. I developed eight one-page profiles of small clean energy businesses around the country that are creating jobs and helping people save money on their energy costs. Through discussions with the leaders of these companies, I portrayed how they would grow and benefit from the passage of climate legislation. I also wrote four op-eds calling for action on climate which were submitted by the business leaders to local newspapers. I researched all the bills related to clean energy and/or climate that had been introduced in the 111th Congress and compiled summaries of their provisions, supporters, and status. I also completed miscellaneous research for EDF publications, such as how climate change will impact agriculture in the U.S.
Environmental Defense Fund