On Wednesday, January 9, I posted Atomic Show number 78, a chat with Armond Cohen, the Executive Director of the Boston-based nationally active environmental group called the Clean Air Task Force (CATF). Here is how the group describes its focus:
Founded in 1996, the Clean Air Task Force (CATF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring clean air and healthy environments through scientific research, public education, and legal advocacy. Our unique and singular focus on atmospheric issues has allowed us to go deep on the issues, and be persistent and effective.
Made up of 20 senior scientists, lawyers, MBAs, economists, and public outreach professionals, CATF is headquartered in Boston but located throughout the United States. Our work is augmented by collaboration with nationally recognized technical and economic consulting organizations such as The Northbridge Group, Environmental and Energy Analysis, Inc., Abt Associates, and MSB Energy Associates. CATF works with more than 40 state, local, regional, and national organizations to educate the public, media, industry, and government officials on the science and economics of clean air policies through fact-based and locally appropriate advocacy.
Mr. Cohen and I had a good chat, during which he explained his organization’s current and possibly evolving position on nuclear power (currently the group does not take a position on nuclear power). I think you might enjoy listening and thinking a bit critically about what you hear. It was part of my continuing education on politics as practiced in the US.