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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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Lisa Evans

Lisa Evans is an attorney specializing in environmental law. Ms. Evans has been practicing in the field of hazardous waste law for over 25 years. Ms Evans began her legal career as an Assistant Regional Counsel at the Environmental Protection Agency, Region I. Since 2006, Lisa has been an attorney for Earthjustice and now serves as Senior Administrative Counsel in their Washington, DC, office. Lisa is an expert on coal ash issues and has testified on the topic before Congress in 2008, 2010, 2011 and before the National Academies of Science in 2005. Ms. Evans is also the author of six books: five nonfiction books on hiking, biking and kayaking in US national parks and an award-winning non-fiction children's book. Lisa graduated from Cornell University and attained her JD at Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California- Berkeley. She has three daughters and lives in Marblehead, MA.


Where is the Coal Ash Rule? When we learn nothing from disasters, disastrous consequences await, March 2, 2012