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Carlton Waterhouse

Carlton Waterhouse
Director, Environmental Justice Center, Howard University School of Law, Washington, DC

Carlton Waterhouse is a Professor of Law at the Howard University School of Law and is the inaugural director of the school’s Environmental Justice Center which provides legal and policy support for communities facing environmental injustices. Professor Waterhouse began his career as an attorney with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), where he served in the Office of Regional Counsel in Atlanta, Georgia, and the Office of General Counsel in Washington, D.C. At EPA, he served as the chief counsel for the Agency in several significant cases and as a national and regional expert on environmental justice, earning three of the Agency’s prestigious national awards. His responsibilities at EPA included enforcement actions under numerous environmental statutes, the development of regional and national policy on environmental justice, and the application of the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to EPA permitting actions. Professor Waterhouse is an international expert on environmental law and environmental justice. His views have been published in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal Online, the Indianapolis Star, and many other media outlets.