Sherwood Boehlert

Senior Fellow; Former U.S. Congressman from New York

Sherwood Boehlert is a BPC senior fellow and he co-chairs its National Transportation Policy Project. Boehlert represented Central New York State in the House of Representatives for 12 terms, ending in 2006. He served on the House Science Committee for his entire Congressional career and in 2001 was elected its Chairman. In addition, he was third-ranking member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. From 1995 to 2000 he served as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment. Boehlert was also a long-time member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and a founding member of the House Select Committee on Homeland Security.

Congressional Quarterly named him one of the 50 Most Effective Lawmakers on Capitol Hill; National Journal dubbed the long-time environmental leader "The Green Hornet," and TIME magazine cited him as a go-to "power center" in the House. In 2007, Boehlert joined The Accord Group, where he is Of Counsel. Boehlert is a board member of a number of national organizations, including the Alliance for Climate Protection; the Heinz Center for Science, Economics and the Environment; the League of Conservation Voters; the Health Effects Institute and the Natural Resources Defense Council Action Fund.