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Dr. J. Winston Porter is president of the Waste Policy Center (WPC) in Leesburg, Virginia. The WPC is a private research organization which deals with environmental management and policy issues. Dr. Porter is a frequent communicator on environmental issues, including recent op-ed pieces in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.
From 1985 to 1989, Dr. Porter was the Assistant Administrator for Solid Waste and Emergency Response at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In this position, he was the national program manager for the Superfund and the RCRA (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act) programs. During his tenure, Dr. Porter testified at over 50 Congressional hearings, and was interviewed by many of the national TV news programs as well as major newspapers and news magazines.
Earlier, he was with the Bechtel engineering and construction organization, where he managed the environmental department, and later directed the master plan of the $20 billion Jubail Industrial City in Saudi Arabia.
Dr. Porter received his B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and his Ph.D. in the same field from the University of California at Berkeley.
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