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Elizabeth Beardsley


Elizabeth Beardsley is senior policy counsel at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Her portfolio includes state, federal and international green building policy. She came to USGBC from the U.S. Government Accountability Office, where she was a senior attorney involved in evaluating government environment and energy programs.

Prior to her legal career, Beardsley was an environmental engineer focusing on water issues and infrastructure planning. She has a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Stanford University and a law degree from the University of Virginia.

Cities, towns and counties depend on the federal agency in numerous ways. Drastic budget cuts would create a lot of pain for them.