Phil Gutis is Communications Director of the Natural Resources Defense Council, a worldwide organization with more than 1.2 million members and activists that has been working to protect our health and the environment since 1970. He previously worked for the American Civil Liberties Union and started his career as a reporter for The New York Times. Read Phil’s blog at NRDC's Switchboard at http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/pgutis/