Environment America Staff
Courtney Abrams is Environment America's Federal Clean Water Program Director. In this role, Courtney oversees Environment America's work to protect waterways across the country, from the Chesapeake Bay to the Puget Sound.
Courtney also runs Environment America's federal program to stop fracking, a dirty form of gas and oil drilling spreading across the country and putting our waterways and health at risk. She has been an advocate in our Washington, D.C., office since 2008, and has worked on campaigns to stop global warming, promote clean air, and expand renewable energy.
In 2012, Courtney ran Environment America's successful campaign to renew critical federal tax incentives for wind power in Congress. She has authored multiple reports documenting the harmful impacts of fossil fuels, and has been quoted in news outlets including the Washington Post, the Associated Press, and the Huffington Post.
Courtney attended the Copenhagen climate negotiations in 2009 to draw world leaders' attention to the progress being made by U.S. governors, state legislatures and local leaders to reduce emissions and promote clean energy. Previous to her work in D.C., Courtney worked to build up citizen support for Environment America's network of state-based organizations, including Environment North Carolina, starting in 2005. She graduated from Wake Forest University.