During his 14 years as president and chief executive of the National Environmental Trust, Philip Clapp fought for legislation to combat global warming. He even once called into question Vice President Al Gore's commitment to the environment because of the White House's "failure to provide any leadership on the clean-air standards and on climate changes." Prior to his time with the Trust, Clapp worked on the U.S. House Budget Committee's environmental task force, where he tried, to no avail, to get the U.S. to ratify the Kyoto treaty. It has since been adopted by most developed nations. He was 54.


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