Denny Larson, Executive Director of Global Community Monitor, has 27 years of experience as a community organizer and
campaigner working with industrial communities fighting for justice. He
developed the first national network in the U.S. focused on oil refineries and
the giant corporations that own them as well as innovating the Bucket Brigade
community air sampling system.
In his work, he has assisted communities in Louisiana, Texas,
Ohio, Florida, Georgia, Southern Africa, India, Thailand, Mexico, Australia and
many other locations to establish their own air monitoring network.
Denny has published a series of community organizing
handbooks and co-authored environmental legislation and regulation pertaining
to air pollution, accident
prevention, and environmental monitoring policies at the local, regional,
state, national, and international level.
His work as paid off, as he's negotiated two dozen binding
agreements with major polluters in conjunction with impacted communities to
reduce tons of unnecessary pollution and create direct community oversight.
Reforming Chemical Policy Starts at the Fenceline in Environmental Justice Communities, October 6, 2011