Rich Kassel is a senior attorney and directs NRDC's clean vehicles and fuels project. Rich is an internationally recognized leader in the field of advocacy to reduce diesel and other vehicle pollution. Rich's work helped spur the creation of NYC Transit's clean-fuel bus program and the EPA's upcoming programs that will cut diesel emissions from trucks, buses and non-road equipment by more than 90 percent over the coming decade. Rich also plays a key role in global efforts to eliminate leaded gasoline and reduce diesel emissions in developing countries, and serves on several EPA advisory committees. In addition, Rich's work has included successful campaigns to reduce the environmental impacts of airports, to create the Hudson River Park in Manhattan and to save hundreds of community gardens in New York City. Rich is also chairman of the Tri-State Transportation Campaign, a leading transportation advocacy organization in the metropolitan New York region. He blogs on NRDC's Switchboard.