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Sherwood Boehlert

Sherwood Boehlert, HEI Board

Of Counsel, Accord Group; Former Chair, U.S. House of Representatives Science Committee

Sherwood Boehlert cochairs the Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC's) National Transportation Policy Project, where he leads a distinguished panel of industry, transportation, and other experts. He also cochaired the BPC’s panel on improving the use of science in public policy. Boehlert represented New York State in Congress for 24 years, retiring in late 2006. As chair of the House Science Committee for six years and chair of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, he was at the intersection of U.S. policy and science for much of his career. He was widely viewed as a moderate politician able to work across party lines to achieve consensus on challenging issues, including increased government investment in scientific research and development, the Nanotechnology Act, and the acid rain provisions of the 1990 amendments to the Clean Air Act. He currently serves on the boards of several policy and environmental organizations.