PAINE Christopher

Mr. Paine joined NRDC in June 1991 after five years with Senator Edward M. Kennedy, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, where he helped to guide successful congressional initiatives to end US  production of plutonium for weapons and underground nuclear test explosions.

Long associated with congressional, public advocacy and legal efforts to end further nuclear arms development and testing, reduce arsenals, and stop the spread of nuclear arms to other nations, in the 1980's Paine was a consultant to Princeton University's Project on Nuclear Policy Alternatives, a research fellow at the Federation of American Scientists, Washington, D.C., a staff consultant for nuclear nonproliferation policy with the House Subcommittee on Energy, Conservation & Power, and a co-founder of national grass roots campaigns in the 1980s to enact a nuclear weapons freeze and stop deployment of the MX intercontinental ballistic missile.

He is the author or co-author of numerous NRDC reports, as well as some 70 articles on proliferation and national security policy in such publications as Scientific American, Nature, Arms Control Today, Science, and the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.