Rich Puchalsky

Work Experience

Grassroots Connection -- 1997-present

Through my consulting business, I have worked on Web tools, reports, and searches for environmental groups, as well as doing some technical writing for EPA and other entities. Top projects include Fedspending and the Toxic 100.

Hampshire Research -- 2002-2010

As a part-time researcher and database programmer for this group, I wrote data processing programs for EPA's TRI National Analysis and created a site for the CEC that provided public access to combined Canadian, U.S., and Mexican pollution data.

National Environmental Trust -- 1997-2002

I was a half-time researcher for this Washington D.C.-based environmental group.

RTK NET -- 1991-1997

Worked on RTK NET (the Right-To-Know Network) as a database application developer, doing everything from initial database design to programming the final public interface for Web tools. I also wrote policy papers on EPA regulatory issues, trained users, and analyzed data for searches and reports. I continue to work on RTK NET as a consultant for the Center for Effective Government.

Data Expertise

Particular specialties are EPA toxic pollution, hazardous waste, and chemical accidents databases, EPA and DOE databases related to power generation and greenhouse gasses, and U.S. Federal databases of contracts and grants. A list of databases I've worked on is available.

Programming Skills


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