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Lisa Frank
Vice President and D.C. Director, The Public Interest Network

Author: Lisa Frank

Vice President and D.C. Director, The Public Interest Network

Started on staff: 2016
B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa and recipient of the Government Department Award and American Government Award, Georgetown University

Lisa oversees The Public Interest Network's Washington, D.C., office and operations. She has won millions of dollars in investments in walking, biking and transit, and has helped develop strategic campaigns to protect America's oceans, forests and public lands from drilling, logging and road-building. Lisa is an Oregonian transplant in Washington, D.C., where she loves hiking, running, biking, and cooking for friends and family.

Tiny pieces of plastic are now being found everywhere we look- not just in our oceans and rivers, but also in soil and even in our bodies.

One source: plastic pellets, small pieces of plastic that are used to make plastic products. Often, the pellets are spilled into our rivers and oceans during plastic manufacturing or transportation, and currently, there are no federal rules stopping companies from dumping this plastic into our waterways. A new bill from Congressman Alan Lowenthal of California, the Plastic Pellet Free Water Act, would require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to create regulations within 60 days that prohibit the discharge of plastic pellets into waterways, storm drains, or sewers from facilities that “…make, use, package, or transport plastic pellets or other pre-production plastic materials.”

The bill's cosponsors also include Lloyd Doggett (TX-35), Jared Huffman (CA-02), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), and Mike Quigley (Il-05).

Learn more: https://lowenthal.house.gov/media/press-releases/congressman-lowenthal-i...

Lisa Frank
Vice President and D.C. Director, The Public Interest Network

Author: Lisa Frank

Vice President and D.C. Director, The Public Interest Network

Started on staff: 2016
B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa and recipient of the Government Department Award and American Government Award, Georgetown University

Lisa oversees The Public Interest Network's Washington, D.C., office and operations. She has won millions of dollars in investments in walking, biking and transit, and has helped develop strategic campaigns to protect America's oceans, forests and public lands from drilling, logging and road-building. Lisa is an Oregonian transplant in Washington, D.C., where she loves hiking, running, biking, and cooking for friends and family.