Environmental Initiatives

Karen Steuer

Senior Director, Government Relations, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Karen Steuer

Email: ksteuer@pewtrusts.org

Address:
Washington, D.C.

Karen Steuer joined Pew in 2008 and directs government relations activities for all environmental projects.

Steuer has extensive experience in environmental work in Washington, D.C., dating to 1991, when she served as deputy staff director for the House Merchant Marine and Fisheries Subcommittee on Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation and the Environment. She has served as a special assistant to Rep. William Delahunt of Massachusetts; as director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Program on Commercial Exploitation and Trade in Wildlife; as an independent consultant on environmental and wildlife issues with Green Answers; and as vice president, government affairs, for the National Environmental Trust.

Steuer holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental science from Goddard College.

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  • Fair Share for Clean Water

    • Oct. 14, 2012
    • Opinion

    An editorial by The Frederick News-Post ("Cost of the bay," Sept. 7) raised a good point regarding the need for all neighboring states to share the responsibility of controlling pollutants entering the Chesapeake Bay. More

  • Animal Waste, Waterways, and Drinking Water

    • Aug. 2, 2012
    • Opinion

     From the backyard grill to the picnic basket, Americans seem to have a love affair with meat and poultry. To supply that demand, livestock production has turned to concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) as the new business model, growing high volumes of cows, pigs, and birds within short time spans and in the smallest spaces possible.

     

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  • Burger King Corp. Makes Industry-Leading Commitment to Enhance Animal Welfare Standards in its U.S. Supply Chain

    • Apr. 25, 2012
    • MediaCoverage

    (Market Watch) Burger King Corp. (BKC) today announced two industry-leading commitments that will enhance the animal welfare standards in its U.S. supply chain, which serves more than 7,200 BURGER KING(R) restaurants nationwide.

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  • McDonald's Vows to Help End Use of Sow Crates

    • Feb. 13, 2012
    • MediaCoverage

    (The New York Times) The McDonald’s Corporation said on Monday that it would begin working with its pork suppliers to phase out the use of so-called gestational crates, the tiny stalls in which sows are housed while pregnant.

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  • EPA Readies CAFO Permit Manual

    • Feb. 3, 2012
    • MediaCoverage

    (Inside EPA) EPA is preparing to issue a manual “in the very near future” highlighting what the agency considers to be the best available technical knowledge on nutrient management in order to help regulators write water permits for concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFO), a top EPA official says.

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