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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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Jennifer Peterson

Jennifer Peterson is a managing attorney at the Environmental Integrity Project.  As an attorney with EIP, Ms. Peterson advocates for the enforcement of environmental laws and helps communities obtain the protection of laws that protect public health and the environment.  Ms. Peterson’s area of focus is the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act as they pertain to coal fired power plants, oil refineries, and other large sources of pollution.

Prior to joining EIP, she interned for the Sierra Club Environmental Law Program in San Francisco and worked as a student clinician for the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic in South Royalton, Vermont.  Ms. Peterson graduated magna cum laude from Vermont Law School in 2007, earning her J.D. and Master of Studies in Environmental Law.  She graduated cum laude from Eckerd College with a BA in Environmental Studies and Anthropology in 1999.


The Buck Stops Here: Citizens’ Role in Helping the EPA Protect Public Health, September 24, 2012