David Schoenbrod is a professor at New York Law School and a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. As a staff attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) during the 1970’s, he was a leader in the campaigns to get lead out of gasoline, reduce air pollution in Puerto Rico, and combat automotive pollution in New York City. His work on environmental justice began earlier as director of community development at the anti-poverty organization that Senator Robert Kennedy established in Bedford-Stuyvesant. His writings on environmental law and regulation appear in books, scholarly journals, and newspapers.
Richard B. Stewart has taught and written on environmental and administrative law for 35 years, first at Harvard Law School and the Kennedy School of Government and, since 1992, at New York University School of Law where he heads the Center on Environmental and Land Use Law. From 1989 to 1991 he served President George H. W. Bush as Assistant Attorney General for Environment and Natural Resources, U.S. Department of Justice, where he led the prosecution of Exxon for the Exxon Valdez oil spill and played a central role in the development of the 1992 Rio Climate Change Convention. He is a longtime trustee of the Environmental Defense Fund, serving as its Chairman from 1981 to 1983. He has written extensively on economic incentives for environmental protection and federalism issues in environmental policy.
Katrina M. Wyman was born and raised in Canada and moved to the U.S. six years ago to teach at New York University School of Law. She is particularly interested in the use of property rights and market mechanisms for addressing environmental problems and has extensively studied the use of emissions trading and individual fishing quotas in different countries. Before studying law in Canada, she was a policy analyst in the Ontario government for several years.