Why He Matters
This president of the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has been named a top grassroots activist by The Hill and the ultimate green game-changer by The Huffington Post.
It's well-deserved praise for this environmental player, who has been working on these issues for more than 30 years. When he founded the EWG in 1993, he focused on using data to expose unhealthy products and working conditions. Over the next 15 years, the group published reports on BPA in plastic, mercury in tuna, farm subsidies and cellphone radiation. "Its pull-no-punches investigations make news, its data-driven reports make it very hard for policy makers to avoid the evidence," The Huffington Post writes.