The Western Environmental Law Center, a nonprofit public-interest environmental law firm, is proud to announce the addition of Dr. Brian Henning to its board of directors.

Dr. Brian G. Henning is professor of philosophy and of environmental studies at Gonzaga University, where he founded and directs the Gonzaga Center for Climate, Society, and the Environment. Dr. Henning has authored more than 10 books and articles, including Riders in the Storm: Ethics in an Age of Climate Change and Climate Change Ethics and the Non-Human World.

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Henning to the WELC board,” said Board President Karin Sheldon. “His significant  experience in climate studies, ethics, and environmental justice will add strength and perspective to our organization. Dr. Henning’s contribution will be of great value as we address the challenging environmental issues facing our region and our country.”

“I’m honored to join one of the most respected and effective environmental law centers in the country,” said Dr. Henning. “The fights ahead are going to be decisive as we get serious about addressing the extinction and climate crises.

“Dr. Henning’s climate scholarship, his roots in Idaho, and his residence in Washington state make him an excellent addition to WELC leadership,” said Executive Director Erik Schlenker-Goodrich. “I am eager for Dr. Henning to get started. There is no time to waste when it comes to our climate emergency.”

Founded in 1993, the Western Environmental Law Center uses the power of the law to safeguard the wildlife, wildlands, and communities of the western U.S. WELC is governed by a board of directors comprised of renowned attorneys, academics, and conservationists from across the country.


Erik Schlenker-Goodrich, WELC Executive Director, 575-751-0351,

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