Wed. Oct. 13, 2021 Nicholas Leonard Executive Director, Great Lakes Environmental Law Center, Detroit, MI. Title: "Fighting for Environmental Justice"

Wed. October 13, 2021

Nicholas Leonard

Executive Director, Great Lakes Environmental Law Center

Detroit, MI

Title: Fighting for Environmental Justice

Introducer: Eric Lipson

Presentation: Zoom

Lower income and minority neighborhoods are overwhelmingly affected by industrial pollution. The GLELC is dedicated to working to reduce this disparate impact on these areas. Mr. Leonard will discuss how the GLELC is working toward this goal.

Nick obtained his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.  From 2014 to 2016, Nick worked with the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center as an Equal Justice Works fellow. His fellowship project focused on providing transactional legal services to individuals, nonprofit corporations, and for-profit businesses engaged in urban agriculture in Detroit. After transitioning to his role as staff attorney at the conclusion of his fellowship, Nick worked on environmental justice issues in Detroit, with a specific focus on Clean Air Act permitting, hazardous and solid waste management, and local environmental policy. He became the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center’s Executive Director in 2018. In this role, he supervises the Center’s attorneys and coordinates the organization’s legal strategies.

Nick spends his free time watching Tigers baseball, backpacking in mountains, and cooking.