Guest on The Infra Blog: Margie Alt, Environment America

Posted by Steve Anderson on Friday, January 11th, 2013

Margie Alt is the executive director of Environment America. She oversees all aspects of the organization, including policy and strategy development for major campaigns; building the organization’s membership, visibility and field power; and recruiting and training hundreds of staff and activists.

Under Margie’s direction the Environment America federation has grown to include 29 state-based groups, nearly 100 professional staff, and more than 1 million members, donors, activists and allies in all 50 states and has become one of the leading ‘outside game’ players in the U.S. environmental movement.

In recent years, Margie spearheaded the federation’s successful efforts to require America’s coal-fired power plants to slash their toxic mercury pollution; enact new Clean Car standards that will save more oil than we import from Saudi Arabia and reduce global warming pollution by an amount equivalent to shutting down 70 coal-fired power plants; and to protect 1 million acres around the Grand Canyon from new mining claims.

Margie Alt

Infrastructure and Environment

Taking Responsibility

Stimulating Dialogue

Local vs. National

Learning from Hurricane Sandy

Environment America

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