About Russell Peterson
Russell Peterson is president of the National Audubon Society. Prior to this position, he served as governor of Delaware from 1969 to 1973. After leaving office, he was chairman of the Council on Environmental Quality where he led a task force to eliminate chlorofluorocarbons and helped shape environmental reviews as mandated by the National Environmental Policy Act. In his role as president of the National Audubon Society, he has fought governmental attempts to weaken environmental regulations and steered the organization to address energy policy, toxic waste, and population control.