Paul Bubbosh

Paul Bubbosh
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Schar School of Policy and Government

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Paul Bubbosh has 25 years of experience working in the environmental sector. He was the former Director of the Energy Security Division in the U.S. Department of Energy where he spent 8 years leading foreign intelligence analysis on global energy and environmental issues. Prior to his service in DOE, he spent 13 years in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, where he worked in the Offices of Transportation and Air Quality, Radiation and Indoor Air, Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, and in the Office of the Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation. At DOE, he published several Presidential Daily Briefs, and at EPA he published air quality guidance on State Implementation Plan credits for voluntary programs. He served as an environmental legal advisor in the U.S. Peace Corps serving in Costa Rica for 2 years. He also worked in The Nature Conservancy conducting legal analysis of Central American environmental laws. Locally, he spent 5 years as Chair of the Montgomery County Energy and Air Quality Advisory Committee and he clerked for the Honorable F. Bruce Bach of the 19th Judicial Circuit in Virginia (Fairfax Circuit Court).

Areas of Research:

  • Environmental Law
  • International Environmental Law
  • Energy Law & Policy
  • Environmental Policy
  • Environmental Security
  • Environmental Politics