Green Festival Speakers
Senior Scientist, Communities for a Better Environment
Mr. Karras has extensive environmental science and policy experience and expertise in the fields of industrial investigation, pollution prevention engineering, energy system planning and exposure assessment. In his 27 years with CBE he has led research in campaigns on water quality, air quality and food chain contamination; participated in pollution prevention audits of more than 100 industrial facilities, and authored or coauthored 20 major scientific publications including CBE reports and formal peer reviewed work. Mr. Karras cochaired the primary technical work group for the San Francisco Electricity Resource Plan from 20022004, served on the Bay Area Air Districts technical work groups for refinery rules development from 20032005. He currently serves as an expert for CBE and other groups in a project involving comprehensive investigation of environmental impacts of and alternatives to refining heavier, more contaminated oil.