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Starla Yeh, Policy Analyst, Climate and Clean Air Program, New York

Starla Yeh
For the past four years, after earning a law degree with a focus on environmental law and policy, I have been a part of the Climate and Clean Air team at Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), working on climate policy and ways to set standards for carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, the biggest climate pollution emitters in the nation. Prior to joining NRDC, I worked in the Insurance-Linked Securities group at Swiss Re Capital Markets, structuring catastrophe bonds. I currently live in New York, and enjoy skiing, climbing, and generally being outdoors, especially in the mountains.

Recent Posts

EPA's Clean Power Plan Delivers Greater Emission Reductions than Vehicle Standards

Posted June 9, 2014 by Starla Yeh in Curbing Pollution, Health and the Environment, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal this week to set the first-ever limits on how much carbon pollution the country’s existing power plants can pump into the atmosphere is a groundbreaking step toward combating climate change before it’s too late...continued

Tierney: EPA Standards are Manageable and Deliver the Benefits of Public Health and Reliable Electricity at the Same Time

Posted September 16, 2011 by Starla Yeh in Curbing Pollution, U.S. Law and Policy

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Dr. Sue Tierney of the Analysis Group asserted that there is no need to choose between public health and reliable electricity during Panel Two of the September 14th House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power hearing on how...continued

Peer Review Discredits Electric Industry Claims While PJM Demonstrates Potential for Alternative Resources

Posted June 13, 2011 by Starla Yeh in Curbing Pollution, Health and the Environment, U.S. Law and Policy

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Contrary to industry claims, the standards that EPA has proposed to control air pollution from power plants can be safely implemented while maintaining the integrity of the grid.  A January 2011 report published by Edison Electric Institute (EEI), a utility...continued

EPA's Mercury and Air Toxics Standards: Cleaner Air AND Reliable Electricity

Posted March 23, 2011 by Starla Yeh in Curbing Pollution, Health and the Environment, U.S. Law and Policy

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Last week the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed Clean Air Act mercury and air toxics standards to curb harmful emissions from the nation’s fleet of aging and dirty power plants fueled by coal and oil.  The rule is part of...continued


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