UCS's impressive leadership is headed by President Kenneth Kimmel, and Exec. Director Kathleen Rest. Together they lead their team of experts, scientists and members, all concerned citizens collaborating to advance science-based solutions to keep our planet healthy and safe for us and the generations to come.
Its history of accomplishments is just as impressive, and here are only some of UCS's achievements between 2010 to the present:
- Plays key role in passing landmark emissions and fuel efficiency standards that will cut in half the global warming emissions of new cars and light trucks by 2025;
- Helps convince California to require that at least one-third of its electricity comes from clean, renewable sources by 2020, setting an inspiring precedent for the nation;
- Helps win international protections for rainforests that will keep at least 300 million tons of global warming emissions from the atmosphere each year;
- Introduces a plan to cut projected U.S. oil consumption in half within the next 20 years.