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Ms. Jessica C. Landman

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Robert W. Adler, Jessica C. ..., 15 April 2015 [cached]
Robert W. Adler, Jessica C. Landman, and Diane M. Cameron
Jessica C. Landman
Jessica C. Landman is senior attorney at the Natural Resources Defense Council, where she specializes in water-related issues.
Ten of world's leading ocean champions named Pew Marine Conservation Fellows, 17 Jan 2002 [cached]
Jessica C. Landman, J.D., Consulting Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council, USA:
An environmental lawyer specializing in water and coastal policy, Ms. Landman co-led a U.S. nationwide alliance of 1,000 groups in legislative, public education, and grassroots organizing strategies that successfully beat back efforts to gut clean water protections to ensure the integrity of the U.S. Clean Water Act.She also helped lay the groundwork for environmental cleanup priorities including coastal beach water protection, preservation of pristine waters, and control of pollution from industrial-scale animal feedlot operations.
With her Pew Fellowship, Landman will tackle two Florida pulp mills that have applied for permits to build wastewater pipelines into Florida's fragile coastal waters and discharge large quantities of toxic effluent.The pulp and paper industry in the United States is a major source of pollution, and individual mills often saturate local communities with air and water contaminants.Pulp mill discharges are not only toxic, but contain pollutants that are persistent in the environment; their effluent includes endocrine disrupting chemicals and metals that pose long-term ecological health risks.Yet, the past decade has seen tremendous technological innovation in pulp and paper manufacturing that has made possible near-total recycling of mill wastewater.Such recycling can virtually eliminate the release of many toxic chemicals.Working with Florida environmental, boating and fishing groups, Landman will use state and federal legal procedures to advocate for stringent pollution limits under the Clean Water Act that would greatly strengthen the proposed permits for the Florida pulp mills.These stricter limits will compel the installation of pollution prevention technology at the plants and rule out the use of pipelines to move effluent into bigger water bodies, protecting a critical national principle that industry should rely upon cleanup rather than dilution to attain environmental standards.Successful results will also increase public understanding of the fallacy that "dilution is a solution to pollution."
Kayak Magazine, 23 April 2002 [cached]
"What happens in this case is very important," says Jessica Landman, Senior Counsel for NRDC.
SeaWeb - Staff, 7 May 2006 [cached]
Jessica Landman, COMPASS Senior Counsel, Science and Policy
Jessica Landman, COMPASS Senior Counsel, Science and Policy
Jessica LandmanJessica Landman is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to connect cutting-edge marine conservation research and leading scientists to marine conservation policy-makers and opinion leaders at the federal and state level.
Landman is an attorney with over two decades of experience in water, coastal and ocean resource policy, science, law and politics.She has served as a Senior Attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), and was most recently Senior Counsel for NRDC's Advocacy Center.She also worked as the Publications Director for the Pew Oceans Commission's scientific and technical reports on key marine conservation issues.She was awarded a Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation in 2001, to work on reducing coastal and estuarine pollution from industrial facilities.She is a former co-chair of the Clean Water Network, and has been recognized as a "Clean Water Hero" by the thousand member organizations in the Network.
Pew Fellows Program in Marine Conservation, 27 Dec 2000 [cached]
Jessica C. Landman, J.D.Pew Fellows Program in Marine Conservation
Ms. Jessica Landman, J.D. Senior Counsel, Science and Policy
Jessica Landman is an environmental attorney specializing in water and coastal policy and legislation.She currently is senior Counsel for Science and Policy at COMPASS, a partnership between academic scientists, SeaWeb, and the Center for the Future of the Oceans at Monterey Bay Aquarium.COMPASS' mission is to assist leading marine conservation scientists in bringing their research findings to the media, their fellow scientists, and opinion leaders.Landman works with the scientists and the policy makers to open new lines of communication between them, and to create new forums for cutting edge research findings to be presented.
Before moving to COMPASS, Jessica Landman spent several years as a Senior Counselor with Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) in Washington, DC., where her work focused on the Clean Water Act and issues of water pollution prevention and control.She also served as Director of Publications for the Pew Oceans Commission.
Before joining NRDC, she was a legislative aide to a member of Congress and served in the Office of General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Landman has co-authored and edited several books and numerous papers on the Clean Water Act, polluted runoff, and coastal water pollution issues, and has frequently testified before the U.S. Congress on pending legislation and on the effectiveness of current federal law.She also served for six years as co-chair of the Clean Water Network, a nationwide alliance of over 1000 citizens' organizations dedicated to effective implementation and enforcement of the nation's water pollution laws.
Pew Fellowship Project Under her Pew Fellowship, Jessica Landman used legal techniques to exert pressure on two industrial plants that were releasing large amounts of toxic wastewater into Florida's fragile waterways and ecosystems.Landman's goal was to use non-traditional negotiations as well as state and federal legal procedures to ensure that stringent pollution limits required under the Clean Water Act (CWA) would be put in place and enforced.
In the first case, Landman used an innovative approach-negotiating directly with the polluting company, with the goal of achieving a positive outcome while avoiding expensive and time-consuming litigation.Buckeye Cellulose operates a pulp manufacturing plant in Perry, Florida.This facility produces fluff pulp, used in diapers, and dissolving pulp, used in products such as tire cord, automobile filters, and casings for meat products.The facility had been violating the CWA for many years by discharging toxics (including dioxins) and excess nutrients directly into the Fenholloway River, resulting in severe pollution of the River and the Gulf of Mexico.Buckeye had requested a permit to build a 17-mile-long pipeline that would simply have redirected the plant's wastewater directly to the Gulf of Mexico as a means for avoiding water quality standards violations in the River.
Facing a Clinton-era EPA veto of its proposed state permit for the discharge, Buckeye was persuaded by Jessica Landman and the Florida Clean Water Network to begin active negotiations with environmental organizations, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the state of Florida's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).Buckeye signed an agreement to explore other ways to reduce the toxicity and quantity of wastewater (an approach called pollution prevention).Unfortunately, after several years of data collection, research and negotiations, Buckeye's representatives ultimately refused to implement any changes voluntarily.
Landman and NRDC's partners then began a campaign exerting strong public pressure on EPA and Florida DEP to force Buckeye into compliance with the law.But the change in administration in Washington led to a weakening of EPA's position, and in 2004 the DEP and EPA agreed to accept the once-rejected proposal for a pipeline-this time with even weaker controls on the mill's discharges.At the end of 2005, the new Buckeye permit proposal was pending and the Clean Water Network, Landman's collaborator, had initiated another round of administrative challenges to the proposed pipeline. The second part of Jessica Landman's fellowship project involved mounting a more traditional legal challenge to another major pulp mill polluter, Georgia Pacific (GP).The corporation had applied for a state permit to build a pipeline into the St. Johns River, a slow-moving tidal estuary that already has significant water quality problems.The proposed permit would authorize GP to discharge up to 60 million of gallons of toxic wastewater per day through a 4-foot-diameter pipeline into the river, in the middle of a bass tournament fishing ground.Landman represented the environmental and residents' organizations seeking to prevent authorization of the discharge permit.This case was hindered throughout by what she described as "the extreme bias of the Administrative Law Judge and the intransigence of the corporate polluter and the State of Florida."The DEP ultimately issued the discharge permit, and the state courts denied the environmental groups' appeal.Undeterred by this setback, Landman and her partners continued their struggle in other forums.
The extent of Florida's disregard for water pollution laws unveiled by these permit challenges ultimately led Landman and her partners to file an administrative petition and a federal lawsuit against EPA for failing to withdraw Florida's legal authority to run the state's CWA permitting program.Meanwhile, three other suits over DEP's and EPA's failure to implement and enforce the Clean Water Act in Florida, in which Landman played a supporting role, have resulted in landmark victories.
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