David Weiskopf


I work at the intersection of law, climate, and technical policy to develop positive approaches to a carbon-free electrical system in America. Having grown up in the Midwest, I’ve witnessed first-hand the effects climate change – I could only live through so many “100-year” floods and record-breaking heat waves before the urgency of our climate crisis becomes clear. There are a lot of ways a person can do their part in the fight for a livable and prosperous climate, but for me, it meant earning a JD and an MS in Environmental Science from Stanford University (to complement my MA in Philosophy from the Catholic University of America and BA from St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico) so that I could bring an interdisciplinary perspective to my advocacy on the most pressing problem of our day.

Fun Fact: When I’m not buried in a legal document or spreadsheet, you can usually find me searching for starfish and sea urchins in the tide pools on California’s Slow Coast.

Entries by this Author

January 16, 2018 Categories: California Clean Energy Climate Change

Investing in a Balanced Climate Policy Portfolio

by David Weiskopf

This blog is part 3 of a series on California’s climate policies to meet its 2030 pollution reduction target and beyond. Read part…

January 11, 2017 Categories: Climate Change Fossil Fuels

Enough Already: A Roadmap For Reforming the Federal Coal Program

by David Weiskopf

In one of the final moves by the Obama Administration, the Department of Interior has released its scoping plan for a programmatic…

July 14, 2016 Categories: EPA Rule Fossil Fuels

Our Air: The Health and Equity Impacts of Burning Coal and Natural Gas in Pennsylvania and Ohio

by David Weiskopf

NextGen Climate America, in partnership with PSE Healthy Energy, is proud to announce the release of “Our Air.” These reports examine the health and equity impacts of fossil…