Steve Kretzmann has worked on environmental and social issues around the global fossil fuel industry for the last twenty-five years. After eight years in Greenpeace where he was an early leader in climate campaigns, he became the environmental advisor to the late Ken Saro-Wiwa and the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People in Nigeria. For the next ten years he worked with communities, public and private financial institutions, corporations, and organizations around the world concerned with the environmental, social, and economic impacts of the fossil fuel industry. He has always connected support for these community-based efforts with systemic critiques of the industry for climate reasons. He founded Oil Change International in 2005 in order to educate about the true impacts of fossil fuels to conduct research, education, and organizing to hasten the transition to clean energy, and to strive for a Separation of Oil and State. Mr. Kretzmann has testified in U.S. Congress, authored numerous articles and reports and is a regular media commentator on issues of corporate accountability, climate change, the global fossil fuel industry, and environmental and human rights.
Elizabeth Bast, Managing Director
email: ebast [at] priceofoil.org
Elizabeth Bast is the Managing Director at Oil Change International, where she is responsible for organizational development and administration. She has ten years of experience in the environmental field, with five years of international environmental campaigning and program management. Prior to working at Oil Change, Elizabeth served as International Program Director at Friends of the Earth U.S., where she led the organization’s international climate campaign. Elizabeth has also worked at Worldwatch Institute and the Environmental Policy Center, and holds a Master’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an undergraduate degree from Stanford University. She has written articles and reports on a variety of international climate and energy policy issues, including the UN climate negotiations, the need for adaptation to climate change and access to clean energy, and the World Bank’s energy policy and practices.
Lorne Stockman has worked on oil campaigns as campaigner, campaign coordinator, researcher and author for over twelve years. Prior to joining Oil Change International, he worked as a consultant with Greenpeace UK, Platform and Oil Change International as researcher and author of numerous reports and briefings studying investor risk in tar sands and other marginal oil sources. He has extensive research and campaign experience, including analysis and publications on climate change and energy, political economy of oil, transitions in energy markets, energy security, and financial risk; human rights, social justice and environment & development; and political economy of development and trade issues. Lorne is the author of The Next Gulf: London, Washington and Oil Conflict in Nigeria with Andrew Rowell and James Marriott. Lorne holds a Master’s Degree from King’s College London.
David Turnbull is the Campaigns Director of Oil Change International, working on both domestic and international campaigns to end fossil fuel subsidies, and to slow the spread of dirty energy money and fossil fuel infrastructure from tar sands and fracking. Prior to his current position with Oil Change, David was Executive Director of Climate Action Network – International from 2008 to early 2012. At CAN-International, he worked to coordinate the Network of 700 hundred NGOs in dozens of countries to develop and advocate for global solutions to the climate crisis. Earlier, David was Communications Director of the US Climate Action Network, where he coordinated joint communications efforts for US NGOs focused on climate change. Before joining CAN, David worked at the World Resources Institute as a Coordinator for a pair of international networks working to promote inclusive and accountable environmental governance. In a previous incarnation, David spent time on a mountaintop observing the “world’s worst weather” and conducting climate research at the Mount Washington Weather Observatory in New Hampshire. Follow him on Twitter: @david_turnbull
When not blogging for Oil Change, Andy is a freelance writer and journalist specializing in environmental issues. He has written about the oil industry and climate change for twenty years and his books include: The Next Gulf: London, Washington and Oil Conflict in Nigeria, 2005, and Green Backlash – Global Subversion of the Environment Government, 1996. He is based in southwestern England.
Andy is also a director of the non-profit company Public Interest Investigations that runs SpinWatch.
Board of Directors
Michael Brune, Executive Director, Sierra Club
Alvin Carlos, Development Director, Bank Information Center
Thomas Cavanagh, Executive Director, Bandaloop
D. Cole Frates, Co-Founder, Renewable Resources Group & EndOil
Stephen Kretzmann, Executive Director, Oil Change International
Katherine Redford, Esq., Co-Founder and US Office Director of EarthRights International (ERI)
Jason Scott, EKO Asset Management Partners
John Sellers, Founder, Agit-Pop & Other 98%
Katherine Silverthorne, Environmental Consultant