Climate Action Summit

Courtney Bernhardt

Director of Research, Environmental Integrity Project

Courtney leads EIP’s team of dedicated analysts who develop our data-rich and ground-breaking reports. Her work ranges from managing our online database of coal ash groundwater pollution (www.Ashtracker.org), conducting citizen air monitoring in southwest Baltimore and on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, diving into spreadsheets of state and federal government data to identify the nation’s biggest polluters, and analyzing scientific articles and government records. Courtney joined EIP in 2013 after earning a Master of Environmental Management and a certificate in geospatial analysis from Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment. Before then, she spent several years working on CERCLA and CWA lawsuits as a paralegal at the U.S. Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division. She holds a B.A. in public policy from St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

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