David Pettit

Senior Attorney, Southern California Air program

Since joining NRDC in 2007, David Pettit has focused on curbing pollution in California by litigating against industries, campaigning for clean forms of energy, and promoting green development in urban areas. He has litigated environmental cases in trial and appellate courts at both the state and the federal level, including a number of cases that have changed the way governments regulate air pollution, groundwater pollution, and habitat preservation. He holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and a JD from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is based in Santa Monica.


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