Sharon Buccino, JD

Senior Attorney - Natural Resources Defense Council (USA)

Originally from central Florida, Sharon has spent over 25 years in NRDC’s Washington DC office.  Her current work focuses on energy policy and government transparency.  She actively litigates in federal court and advocates before federal agencies and Congress.  She has worked to implement effective environmental review and public participation for proposed pipelines, as well as oil and gas drilling.  She also led NRDC’s successful litigation under the Freedom of Information Act to force disclosure of the Cheney Energy Task Force papers. Prior to joining NRDC, Sharon practiced environmental and administrative law with a private firm in Washington, D.C. and worked for the Alaska Supreme Court. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a JD from Stanford Law School.


The FCC’s Legal Duties: To Inform and Protect the Public

 Ms. Buccino will discuss the legal obligations of the Federal Communications Commission to inform and protect the public from radiofrequency radiation.  She will address requirements under two federal U.S. statutes – the National Environmental Policy Act and the Telecommunications Act.  Ms. Buccino served as NRDC’s attorney in working with 16 Indian nations to challenge successfully in court the FCC’s efforts to eliminate environmental and historic review for deployment of various wireless.  Subsequently, she has been involved in legal challenges to the FCC’s termination of its inquiry into the adequacy of its guidelines for limiting human exposure to radiofrequency radiation.

8:00 - 8:30

Sunday 31 January 2021

The FCC’s Legal Duties: To Inform and Protect the Public