Day 010 - 11 Jul 94 - Page 02
MISS STEEL: I call Mr. Lipsett.
Mr. Lipsett, Affirmed
3 Examined by the defendants.
4 MISS STEEL: Can you tell the court your name and address,
5 A. My name is Brian G Lipsett and my address is 136, West
Pine Grove Road, Pine Grove Mills, Pennsylvania, 16868.
Q. What is your current position?
7 A. I am the organising director of the Environmental
Background Information Centre.
Q. Could you tell us a little bit about what that
9 organisation does, please?
A. The Environmental Background Information Centre was
10 set up as a non-profit organisation which is specifically
designed and geared towards providing people with
11 background research and information on corporations and
individuals that are involved in or could be involved in
12 projects that may be considered harmful to the environment
or may result in environmental damage.
Q. I do not know if you could tell us briefly about your
14 education. There is no need to go into great detail.
A. I finished high school in the US education system in
15 1979. I went on to receive an under graduate degree in
history. In 1983 I completed that. I am currently a PhD
16 candidate at Penn State University in the study of
administration of justice.
Q. What is your particular area of interest in that?
18 A. Well, in the study of administration of justice, in
the programme there are three areas. The area I am
19 focusing on is the way in which organisations and
corporations interact with the legal system.
Q. I will just go through your volunteering professional
21 experience. In 1983 it is right that you were a founding
member of the Maine Citizens Coalition on Toxics?
22 A. That is correct.
23 Q. In 1984 you were a canvasser for the Maine People's
24 A. That is correct.
25 Q. From 1985 to 1986 you were an executive board member of
the Maine People's Alliance?
26 A. That is right.
27 Q. In 1986 you were a consultant to the Maine Nuclear
28 A. That is correct.
29 Q. And you are also a consultant to the Citizens' Clearing
House for Hazardous Waste?
30 A. Yes.