Anthony Gutierrez

Washington Representative

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Anthony Gutierrez is a Washington representative for the Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists. In his role, Anthony advocates for evidence-based decision-making with a focus on equity and environmental justice while fighting off ongoing attacks on science. Prior to joining UCS, Anthony worked in Senator Debbie Stabenow’s office on environment and public lands issues. Anthony earned a master’s degree in public policy from the George Washington University, and a B.A. in political science from Florida State University. See Anthony's full bio.

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Fires in Texas Spark Interest in Chemical Safety

Watching the news last week as clouds of thick black smoke billowed over Houston, I worried about my family. They are surrounded by chemical plants. Hearing state and local officials saying there is no air quality issue, and then ordering everyone to “shelter in place” terrified me. In truth, the monitors either weren’t working or were under maintenance, and there didn’t seem to be an evacuation plan. Why not? The law requires one.

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