Rick Reibstein is interested in efficient and effective environmental governance. He has worked primarily on developing and studying programs that assist people (in corporations, schools, agencies, households) to reduce toxics use and comply with regulations. He is also interested in innovative enforcement strategies, environmental democracy, the economic valuation of pollution prevention, the tools government may use to promote sustainable development, and the enhancement of interactions between academic researchers and policy developers. He is currently developing the Regulated Community Compliance Project (RCCP), which is now focusing in two areas: the federal requirements pertaining to lead paint in residences, and special wastes on tribal lands.
He is currently an environmental analyst in the Office of Technical Assistance for Toxics Use Reduction of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs. He is also an adjunct professor in the Center for Energy and Environmental Studies at Boston University. Reibstein graduated with a JD from Brooklyn Law School in 1981.