Kassie Siegel is director of the Center for Biological Diversity’s Climate Law Institute. Her work consists of developing and implementing campaigns for the reduction of greenhouse gas pollution and the protection of plants and animals threatened by global warming. In 2008, Siegel wrote the petition and litigated the cases that resulted in protection of the polar bear under the Endangered Species Act. Prior to attending Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law and working for the Center, she was a natural-history guide leading wilderness trips in Alaska. Siegel is a frequent blogger for The Huffington Post and has recently published an article on some immediate steps our government can take to combat climate change. These included using the Clean Air Act to put a cap on pollution for greenhouse gases, ending fossil fuel development on public lands, and denying approval of the Keystone Pipeline.
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