Sharon Lerner is a reporting fellow with Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute covering environmental issues for the Intercept. Her work focuses on the failures within the environmental regulatory process and the way corporate pollution impacts ordinary Americans. Her stories have been used in Congressional hearings, have helped lead to lawsuits of the US Air Force over the use of PFC-containing firefighting foam, and have helped get PFOA listed in the Stockholm Convention. Her investigation of chlorpyrifos was the first to lay out how the Trump Administration might reverse a long-awaited ban of the pesticide. Her stories have also appeared in the New York Times, The Nation, and the Washington Post, among other publications.
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