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Welcome to PSR's Environmental Health Policy Institute, where we ask questions -- then we ask the experts to answer them. Join us as physicians, health professionals, and environmental health experts share their ideas, inspiration, and analysis about toxic chemicals and environmental health policy.

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Denny Larson

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.

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Reforming Chemical Policy Starts at the Fenceline in Environmental Justice Communities, October 6, 2011