Joel Reynolds

Western Director and Senior Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council

Joel is a widely recognized environmental litigator who took on the US Navy over its use of sonar, fighting all the way to the US Supreme Court.  He has led numerous successful campaigns including those to protect the gray whale birthing lagoon and World Heritage Site at Laguna San Ignacio in Baja California, to reduce ocean noise pollution, to protect the popular California State Park at San Onofre, and, most recently, to stop the Pebble Mine in southwest Alaska.  He has twice been selected California Lawyer of the Year in the environmental category.