Joel Reynolds


For nearly 20 years, Joel Reynolds has been “the Earth's best defense” to protect the environment and speak out for wildlife and habitats that have no human voice. A senior attorney for the National Resources Defense Council, Reynolds has taken up a wide variety of causes for the environment in the courtroom-and won-despite seemingly insurmountable odds. In an epic legal battle, Reynolds has been a lead attorney in a lawsuit against the U.S. Navy that has stopped global deployment of a new, high-intensity submarine detection system called Low Frequency Active Sonar that has been linked to the deaths of whales and other marine mammals. Reynolds co-directed the NRDC's successful camp…