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For Immediate Release

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Raquel Guillory, 410-576-6357

Attorney General Gansler Announces Members of the Attorney General’s Environmental Advisory Council

BALTIMORE, MD (October 3, 2007) – Building on his efforts to protect and improve the health of the environment and the Chesapeake Bay, Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced today the members of the Attorney General’s Environmental Advisory Council. The council was created to assist the Attorney General in identifying priority environmental issues and to help guide the Office’s environmental policy and enforcement initiatives.

Consisting of a broad range of environmental advocates, attorneys, and experts, the Attorney General’s Environmental Advisory Council will serve as a sounding board and resource for the Attorney General as he continues to build on his environmental agenda.

“Over the last nine months, the Office of the Attorney General has made great strides at stepping up our environmental enforcement and advocacy efforts,” said Attorney General Gansler. “The Environmental Advisory Council will help us pursue additional avenues of enforcement and develop progressive environmental initiatives.”

Members of the Council will meet several times a year to update the Attorney General on a wide range of issues including:

  • how the Office can build stronger relationships with Maryland’s environmental community,
  • how the Office can maximize available resources to achieve the greatest impact, and
  • how to better educate the public to drive home the message of the urgent need to clean up the environment.

The members of the Attorney General’s Environmental Advisory Council are attached.

The Honorable Joe Tydings - Former United States Senator, Dickstein Shapiro
The Honorable Harry Hughes - Former Maryland Governor

  • Brenda Afzal - Environmental Health Education Center, University of Maryland School of Nursing
  • Will Baker - Chesapeake Bay Foundation
  • Jane Barrett, Esq. – University of Maryland School of Law Environmental Clinic
  • Ken Berlin, Esq. - Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP
  • Dr. Don Boesch – University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
  • James Piper Bond - Living Classrooms Foundation
  • John Britton, Esq. - Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
  • King Burnett, Esq. - Webb, Burnett, Cornbrooks, Wilber, Vorhis, Douse & Mason, LLP
  • Keith Campbell - Keith Campbell Foundation, Chesapeake Bay Foundation Board
  • Michael Davis, Esq. - Carter Ledyard & Milburn
  • William Dulany, Esq. - Dulany, Leahy, Curtis & Williams
  • Ira Feldman, Esq. - GreenTrack Strategies
  • Andy Fellows - Clean Water Action
  • Neal Fitzpatrick - Audubon Naturalist Society
  • J. Charles Fox - Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Terry Harris, Esq. - Law Offices of Terry J. Harris
  • Verna Harrison - Keith Campbell Foundation for the Environment
  • Brad Heavner - Environment Maryland
  • Fred Hoover, Esq. - Duncan, Weinberg, Genzer & Pembroke, P.C.
  • Tom Horton - award-winning Chesapeake Bay author
  • Steve Johnson, Esq. – Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
  • Michele Merkel, Esq. - Waterkeeper Alliance
  • Clay Mitchell, Jr., Esq. - Hoon and Associates
  • John Mueller, Esq. - Chesapeake Bay Foundation
  • Steve Nolan, Esq. - Law Office of Stephen J. Nolan
  • Eric Schaeffer, Esq. - Environmental Integrity Project
  • Dru Schmidt-Perkins - 1000 Friends of Maryland
  • Cindy Schwartz - MD League of Conservation Voters
  • Simon Sidamon-Eristaff, Esq. - Kalbian Hagerty LLP
  • Eliza Steinmeier, Esq. - Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper
  • Rena Steinzor, Esq. - University of Maryland School of Law
  • Lew Wiener, Esq. - Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • The Honorable Gerald Winegrad - Former State Senator



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