John Kaltenstein is Deputy Director of Oceans and Vessels and has been with Friends of the Earth for over 10 years. His work at FOE primarily concerns reducing pollution from shipping, and he has worked to help establish the U.S. & Canada’s Emission Control Area and the Polar Code – a suite of regulations pertaining to Arctic and Antarctic shipping. John previously worked for SEIU Local 250’s Shirley Ware Education Center and AIDA. He holds a J.D. from Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, OR and a B.A. from Swarthmore College in Political Science. While in law school, he co-chaired the environmental justice advocacy group. He enjoys soccer, playing with his boys, and exploring the beautiful Southwest with his family.
Arctic shipping policy: What’s wrong with this picture, Mar. 1, 2016
Medium, Great expectations: United States to lead Arctic Council, April 24, 2015
A container’s pivotal role in Robert Redford’s new movie, All is Lost, Feb. 28, 2014
The case for a strong Polar Code, 2011
Expanding Short Sea Shipping in California: Environmental Impacts and Recommended Best Practices, 2010