Tell President Obama and the US DOT to stop oil trains carrying diluted tar sands and fracked shale oil from the Bakken formation—both are more toxic, more explosive, and more carbon-intensive than conventional crude.
Johanna Congleton, MSPH, PhD
PSR Affiliation: Member, National Board
Professional Affiliation: Senior Scientist, Environmental Working Group
Dr. Congleton currently works as a Senior Scientist and Toxicologist with the Environmental Working Group, an environmental and public health research and advocacy organization based in Washington, DC. She has over 17 years of experience working with environmental health organizations including Physicians for Social Responsibility, Clean Water Action, and the Sierra Club. She served as Executive Director of Physicians for Social Responsibility-Louisiana, which provided health assistance services to people impacted by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. She continues to use her expertise in support of programs that advance public health and environmental science education, research, and policies.
Dr. Congleton holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Toxicology from Cornell University, an MSPH in Environmental Science from Tulane University’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and a BS in Communications from Syracuse University.
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