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Affiliation: 
Natural Resources Defense Council
Title: 
Director
Department: 
Climate Center
Expertise: 
Coal sequestration

Biography

David Hawkins is the director of Natural Resources Defense Council's climate center. He joined NRDC as an attorney in 1971 and worked on air pollution issues until 1977 when he was appointed assistant administrator for Air, Noise, and Radiation at the Environmental Protection Agency in the Carter administration. David returned to NRDC in 1981 and worked throughout the decade primarily on reauthorizing the Clean Air Act, including the development of a national program to combat acid rain. David has an English degree from Yale College and a law degree from Columbia University.