National Expert on Terrorism and Hazardous Chemicals to Headline TRAA’s Monthly Zoom Meeting on Wednesday, August 11 at 7:00 p.m. Pacific Time

Washington D.C.-based public interest consultant Rick Hind has been a leading advocate for environmental justice for decades. In his twenty-six-year career as the former Legislative Director of Greenpeace, Hind led a national campaign to prevent catastrophic chemical accidents, which resulted in a presidential executive order and revised EPA regulations in 2017, successfully aided in winning passage in the U.S. House of Representatives of the first true disaster prevention legislation in 2009, and led U.S. efforts to the U.N. Stockholm treaty to gradually eliminate some of the worst toxic pollutants on a global scale.

Rick Hind is one of the nation’s foremost experts on a variety of toxics issues, including security issues related to chemical hazards and the chemical industry. In the 2004 New York Times Op Ed Lots of Chemicals, Little Reaction, Rick Hind, along with co-author David Halprin, brought to the public’s attention “one of the most urgent threats to our safety: the risk that terrorists could cause thousands, even millions, of deaths by sabotaging one of the 15,000 industrial chemical plants across the United States.”

Rick Hind

In his 2013 U.S. House of Representatives testimony, Homeland Security Regulations Leave Millions of People at Risk, Rick Hind emphasizes the threat that the American public faces from potential acts of chemical terrorism.

Rick Hind has graciously accepted an invitation to open TRAA’s August monthly Zoom meeting with his views on transitioning HF refineries to using a vastly safer alternative. Following his comments, Rick will be available to answer questions.

To attend the virtual meeting, RSVP with an e-mail request for a Zoom link to TRAA President Steven Goldsmith at If you have a question for Rick Hind, include it in your request for a Zoom link. You’ll be able to ask a question during the meeting as well .