Who We Are

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Who We Are

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Principal Organizer

Rick Reibstein is a former Assistant Director of the Massachusetts Office of Technical Assistance, which has helped nearly 2,000 facilities to reduce the use of toxics.  He spent 27 years helping to run that program, visiting industrial facilities, schools, agencies, hospitals and advising individuals on how to reduce their environmental, health and safety risks, using cost-saving techniques.  From 2000 – 2003 he worked at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, mostly enforcing the lead disclosure rule.  From 2004 to the present he has trained more than 3,000 real estate professionals on lead laws.  He founded the Regulated Community Compliance Project at Boston University to promote better understanding of the value of preventing lead poisoning.  He teaches environmental law and policy at BU and at the Harvard Extension and Summer Schools.  See more about his work on lead at www.bu.edu/rccp.

Reibstein has shared his proposal with the following advisors who have consented to the use of their names in support:

Deborah Brown, special assistant to EPA New England’s director of Civil Rights and Urban Affairs.
The Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office
Laura Maslow-Armand, Lawyer’s Committee on Civil Rights
Dr. Sean Palfrey, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Public Health, Boston University School of Medicine
Zygmunt Plater, Professor of Environmental Law, Boston College
John Spengler, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Sharon E. Lewis, Connecticut Coalition for Environmental Justice
David Bellinger, Children’s Hospital
Philip Brown and Dan Faber, Northeastern University
Cornelius Hurley and William Kring III, Center for Finance, Law and Policy, Boston University
Cutler Cleveland, Earth and Environment, Boston University
Veronica Eady, Conservation Law Foundation