John D. Walke Director, Climate & Clean Air Program
John D. Walke is a senior attorney and clean air director for NRDC in Washington, D.C., a position he has held for more than ten years. He is responsible for NRDC’s national clean air advocacy before Congress, the courts, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the public. Prior to joining NRDC in 2000, John worked for the EPA in the air and radiation law office of the Office of General Counsel, from 1997 to 2000. At EPA, John worked on permitting, air toxics, monitoring, and enforcement issues under the Clean Air Act. Before working at the EPA, John was an associate in the Washington, D.C. law firm, Beveridge & Diamond. John graduated from Duke University in 1990 with a B.A. in English and from Harvard Law School in 1993 with a law degree.