Last updated on: 9/5/2013 | Author: ProCon.org

David Moulton, JD Biography

Title:
Former Senior Director of Legislative Affaris at The Wilderness Society
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“We shouldn’t be looking to sacrifice iconic American places like the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge so that oil industry can pad its profits. Ending the subsidies and devoting those resources instead to meeting our transportation and energy needs without fossil fuels is the only way to end Americans’ pain at the pump.”

“Majority of Senators Vote to End Big Oil Tax Subsidies,” www.wilderness.org, Mar. 29, 2012

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to alternative energy or fossil fuel issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to alternative energy or fossil fuel issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Senior Director of Legislative Affaris, The Wilderness Society, Feb. 2012-Mar. 2013
  • Director, Climate Change Policy, The Wilderness Society, May 2008-Feb. 2012
  • Cheif of Staff and Chief Counsel, Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, US House of Representatives, Jan. 2007-Mar. 2008
  • Chief of Staff, US Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), 1986-2006
  • Former Staff Director and Counsel, Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Telecommunications and Finance
  • Former Counsel, House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Conservation and Power
  • Former Poilcy Director, Energy Conservation Coalition
  • Former member, Joint Economic Committee for Senator Kennedy
Education:
  • JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 1977
  • BA, magna cum laude, Visual Studies, Harvard University, 1970
Other:
  • Oversaw at least 24 hearings in the US House of Representatives on climate and energy
  • Born in Concord, MA
  • He is married with two children.
Quoted in:
  1. Will Increased Oil Drilling Help the US Solve Its Energy Crisis?