Mark Floegel is the research director with Greenpeace USA.
Mark has been working on public advocacy issues since 1987. Particular areas of issue expertise include: the effects of chlorinated chemicals on human health and the environment pertaining to pulp and paper mills; toxic waste incinerators; sustainable fisheries and forestry; renewable energy; acid rain, and sustainable agriculture.
He has appeared widely in international, national and local media, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, UK’s Channel 4, The Guardian, Reuters, CBC, Deutsche Welle and many others. He is also a prolific blogger on environmental and political issues.
A former journalist, during the savings and loan crisis of the late 1980s, Floegel was an organizer for CongressWatch in Washington, DC. He has worked with various Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs) and has worked with Greenpeace in both Washington, DC and Seattle, WA. He currently resides in Vermont, where he helped coordinate Greenpeace’s work to shut down the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant.
Floegel led Greenpeace teams to Louisiana in 2005 to respond to Hurricane Katrina, in 2010 to respond to the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster and in 2011 to investigate lingering effects of BP’s blowout. He is currently involved in the lawsuit Greenpeace is bringing against Dow Chemical, Sasol North America and two public relations firms for espionage against Greenpeace and other environmental groups.