Join National Journal and a panel of experts as we explore the promise of the Clean Air Act, its legacy after 40 years, and a look ahead to its future with the new Congress and Administration.
Energy and Environment Correspondent, National Journal
Former Administrator of the EPA; Former Director of the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy; Distinguished Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress; Senior Counselor, Albright Stonebridge Group
Director of Air Quality Division, State of Delaware
Jerome A. Paulson, MD, FAAP
Medical Director, Child Health Advocacy Institute at Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC
John D. Walke
Director of Clean Air Programs, Natural Resources Defense Council
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Paul is ACCCE's senior vice president for federal affairs and policy, overseeing government relations at the federal level as well as policy analysis.
He has many years of experience dealing with energy and environmental issues and is widely recognized as an excellent lobbyist and analyst. In 2007 and 2010, The Hill, a Washington publication that reports on politics and Congress, named him one of the top lobbyists in D.C. Prior to joining ACCCE, Paul's career included vice president for environmental affairs for the Edison Electric Institute; managing director for Natsource, LLC; director of health and environmental affairs for the American Petroleum Institute; special assistant to the deputy secretary at the U.S. Department of Energy; and director of federal environmental issues for Southern Company. After graduate school, he was an analyst at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
His education includes a B.S. from Birmingham-Southern College and an M.S. in engineering from Vanderbilt University. Paul also attended Stanford University's executive management program.
Joseph Linus "Joe" Barton (born September 15, 1949) is a Republican politician, representing Texas's 6th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1985.
Congressman Barton is the Ranking Minority Member on the Energy & Commerce Committee.
Carol Browner is the Former Administrator of the EPA; Former Director of the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy; Distinguished Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress; Senior Counselor, Albright Stonebridge Group.
Amy Harder reports on the intersection of policy, politics and economics of energy and environment issues for National Journal. This includes covering congressional legislation, executive-branch rulemakings and international policy actions affecting the United States. Ms. Harder also moderates the popular “Energy & Environment Expert Blog”, which includes more than 100 experts, advocacy leaders and lawmakers in Washington and around the country. Before covering energy and environment policy, Ms. Harder covered the selection of a new Supreme Court justice as the lead reporter for National Journal’s “The Ninth Justice” blog. She has covered a variety of topics since coming to National Journal in May 2008, including foreign policy, national security and political advertising. Prior to her time here, Ms. Harder was a staff writer for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. She is originally from Washington State and received a B.A. in journalism with honors from Western Washington University.
David Markarian serves as Vice President of Government Affairs at NextEra Energy, Inc. where he oversees federal government affairs in Washington, D.C. Prior to holding this post, Mr. Markarian served as Vice President of Governmental Relations in Washington, D.C. and before that as Vice President of NextEra Energy Resources' Governmental and Regulatory Affairs team with national responsibility for state governmental and regulatory relationships, working with governors, legislators and regulators on energy policy and market structures.
Prior to his work with NextEra Energy in the realm of Governmental Affairs, Mr. Markarian spent a quarter century providing in-court and appellate representation to corporate clients and individuals in the state and federal courts throughout the United States. He has tried, and won, scores of jury and bench trials of all kinds ranging from complex commercial contract cases, tortuous interference with advantageous business relationships, nuisance, property "takings", energy issues, intellectual property, chemical exposure, products liability, wrongful death and catastrophic injury.
Mr. Markarian received Bachelor of Science degrees in History and Political Science from Florida State University in 1982, and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami in 1985.
Ali Mirzakhalili is Director of Air Quality Division for the State of Delaware.
Jerome A. Paulson
Jerome A. Paulson is the Medical Director for the Child Health Advocacy Institute at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC.
John D. Walke
John D. Walke is the Director of Clean Air Programs for the Natural Resources Defense Council.