Ben Franta

PhD candidate in History of Science, Stanford University

Dr. Benjamin Franta is a PhD Candidate in History of Science at Stanford University. He has a separate PhD in Applied Physics from Harvard University, a JD from Stanford Law School, and is a pending member of the California Bar. His research focuses on the history of fossil fuel producers and their internal knowledge, strategies, and public communications regarding climate change, and his work has been published in numerous outlets including Nature Climate Change, The Guardian, American Bar Association's Trends, and more. He has served as a consulting expert for climate litigation efforts in the U.S. and internationally and is a cofounder of the Climate Social Science Network at Brown University.



EPA Then and Now

February 1, 2018
It was in 1970, under President Nixon, that the Environmental Protection Agency was founded. While the Agency enjoyed tremendous bipartisan...