June 5, 2013

New Nicholas Institute Board Members Help Shape Environmental Policy

Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, June 5, 2013

CONTACT: Erin McKenzie
(919) 613-3652

DURHAM, N.C. – Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions welcomes two new members to its Board of Advisors, William Rosenberg and Douglas Wheeler.

Wheeler, an environmental lawyer focused on federal regulatory issues; and Rosenberg, president of E3 Gasification, which centers on developing advanced technology gasification projects to produce clean fuels, will serve the board through December 2015.

“The Nicholas Institute’s Board of Advisors provides us with insight and guidance in tackling the most urgent, complex environmental policy questions,” said Tim Profeta, director of the Nicholas Institute. “Doug Wheeler and Bill Rosenberg bring an extraordinary breadth of experience and depth of insight to this task. Each of them is renowned for crafting transformational solutions and mobilizing diverse partners to get those solutions enacted.” 

Wheeler is based in Washington, D.C., where he is a partner at Hogan Lovells. The firm concentrates on matters such as watershed management, water supply and distributions, historic preservation, management of agricultural and timberland resources and endangered species habitat. These are areas in which Wheeler is deeply familiar as he helped influence policy related to transferable development rights and habitat conservation planning pursuant to the Endangered Species Act in roles in the U.S. Department of Interior, World Wildlife Fund, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and as California’s Secretary for Resources.

In addition to his work with E3 Gasification in North Carolina, Rosenberg is the founder and president of E3 Ventures, which provides strategic environmental and energy advice to companies and state and local agencies. Throughout his career Rosenberg has worked both in the public sector and as a businessman and lawyer. He developed and negotiated the Clean Air Act of 1990 and Acid Rain Allowance Trading as Assistant Administrator in the Office of Air and Radiation in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under President Bush.

Rosenberg and Wheeler join 16 other members of the Nicholas Institute Board of Advisors, chaired by William K. Reilly, former administrator of the EPA.


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