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Trip Pollard is a Senior Attorney with the Southern Environmental Law Center, a non-profit environmental organization that works in six southern states. He is the director of SELC's Land and Community Program, which uses public education, policy reform, and legal advocacy to promote transportation and land use decisions that protect the environment and enhance the quality of life of this region. Trip previously worked on SELC's Energy Project to reduce the environmental impacts of power production, with a primary emphasis on promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy resources. Trip has written dozens of reports and articles on energy, transportation, land use, and environmental issues, including pieces for Planning, Urban Land, American Journal of Health Promotion, Fordham Urban Law Journal, Environmental Law Reporter, and The Virginia Environmental Law Journal. He has lectured widely, taught courses and served on numerous state and local governmental commissions and advisory bodies, and served on the board of many organizations. Before joining SELC, Trip served as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Alexandria, Virginia. He received his undergraduate, master's, and law degrees from the University of Virginia. Trip, his wife Elizabeth, and their two children reside in Richmond, VA.