Author Profile

Thomas Linzey

Thomas Linzey, a contributing writer to Rural America In These Times, is the executive director and co-founder of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) and serves as the organization’s chief legal counsel.

CELDF provides free and legal services to community-based groups and local governments working to protect their quality of life and natural environment.  The organization also sponsors Democracy Schools, from which more than 3,000 citizens have graduated.