Environmental Justice Team
Region 8 – USEPA
For the past eight years, Michael has been working on the EPA’s environmental justice team. His focus has been on working with communities faced with a variety of environmental insults. These range from small communities dealing with exposure to toxic air contaminants to cities grappling with diesel emissions from their school busses. Michael currently manages one of EPA’s CARE grants and is working to reduce radon emissions in low income neighborhoods in
Michael came to the EPA with a varied background. He began his professional life as the director of research for a public opinion research firm in California. That work saw him working from Mexico to Alaska.
He followed that work with several years as a Senior Legislative Analyst and
Committee Consultant for the California Legislature, focusing on environmental and transportation issues. On leaving the legislature, Michael co-founded
StateNet, which subsequently became the largest on-line legislative and regulatory database services firm in the nation. In the middle of all of this, he wrote for and edited the California Journal. Michael came to Colorado in 1986, where he founded ColoradoNet, an on-line data services firm. After ten years of operating ColoradoNet, Michael closed that business and came to the EPA.