Linda Breggin works on a wide range of environmental law and policy issues. She currently directs the Institute’s Nanotechnology Program, which seeks to develop effective environmental, health and safety governance structures for nanotechnologies. Her work also includes research and convenings on programs under several of the major federal environmental laws, including the Comprehensive Environmental, Response, Compensation, and Liability Act and the Clean Water Act. Breggin is located in Nashville, Tennessee and works on Southeastern regional environmental projects, in addition to national issues. In collaboration with Vanderbilt University Law School, she leads the Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review, which identifies innovative environmental law and policy ideas from the academic literature and presents them to policy makers and practitioners. She also writes the “Around the States” column for The Environmental Forum, ELI’s award-winning policy journal.
Prior to joining ELI in 1997, Breggin served as an Associate Director in the White House Office on Environmental Policy and as a Special Assistant to the Assistant Administrator for Enforcement at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. She also served as Counsel to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Transportation and Hazardous Materials of the U.S. House of Representatives. In addition, Breggin was in private practice in Washington, DC.