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Peter Jenkins

Peter has been an environmental, land use, and consumer attorney and advocate since 1983. He has held various roles in Washington, DC including Of Counsel at the Center for Food Safety; Vice President for U.S. Government Policy at Conservation International; Director of International Conservation at Defenders of Wildlife; and Staff Attorney at the Center for Science in the Public Interest. Additionally, he worked as a contracted consultant on endangered species recovery efforts with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Turner Endangered Species Fund in New Mexico. Prior to that, he served as an Attorney and Policy Analyst for the U.S. Congress, Office of Technology Assessment, and was also in private law practice. His career has centered on bringing the best science to bear in environmental protection efforts; he has specialized in working with scientists so their findings can inform good policy, as well as in federal litigation. Most of his work has been in aid of wildlife conservation in the fields of pesticides, genetically modified organisms, invasive species, wildlife disease prevention, international trade, land use conflicts, and other areas. Peter received his law degree from the University of Puget Sound (now Seattle University) School of Law and also has a master’s degree in Environmental Studies from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, with a focus on conservation biology.

COMMENTARY | EPA’s Seresto Decision is Harmful to Your Pet

by | April 25, 2024
EPA approved Seresto pet collars to control fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and other pests. Almost immediately, they started receiving “incident reports” from the manufacturer ...

PFAS in Artificial Turf Coats Players’ Skin

by | March 12, 2024
Dermal Uptake Little Examined Exposure Pathway for Toxic PFAS ...

Public Comment – Colorado Air Quality Permits – 05-04-2023 (PDF)

by | May 4, 2023
DESCRIPTION: Public comments on Colorado Minor Source NSR Modeling Guideline for Air Quality Permits, submitted via web portal TO: Colorado Department of Health and the Environment, Air Pollution Control Division FROM: Chandra Rosenthal, PEER DATE: May 4, 2023 TAGS: air pollution, ...

Webinar | Our Health and Our Changing Climate

by | March 16, 2023
Coffee Talk Webinar Series, Episode 4: A conversation with NIH research oncologist Dr. Christine Berg on the intersection of health and climate change. Watch the video ...

COMMENTARY | Preventing Future Zoonotic Pandemics

by | May 18, 2022
Four policy steps to reduce zoonotic disease risks and prevent future pandemics that stem from human interaction with wildlife ...
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