Megan Herzog

Staff Attorney CLF Massachusetts

Megan Herzog is a Staff Attorney for CLF Massachusetts, where she works in the organization’s Clean Energy & Climate Change, Ocean Conservation, and Clean Water & Healthy Forests programs. Megan joined CLF in 2016 after four years as the Emmett/Frankel Fellow in Environmental Law & Policy at UCLA’s Emmett Institute on Climate Change & the Environment.  She worked with the Emmett Institute on advancing climate change policy, mitigating marine pollution, promoting urban sustainability, and other environmental law issues. Prior to that, Megan was a Fellow at the Environmental Law Institute in Washington, DC.  She has published on a range of environmental law topics, including coastal climate change adaptation, marine debris control, and greenhouse gas regulation.

Megan holds a J.D. from Stanford Law School, where she served as Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Stanford Journal of Law, Science & Policy.  She earned an M.S. in Environment & Resources from Stanford University and a B.A., magna cum laude, from Mount Holyoke College. Megan is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

In her free time, Megan enjoys hiking, camping, downhill skiing, and exploring the coast.

Recent Posts

Trump’s “Two-for-One” Order is Bad for the Environment
President Trump’s first 100 days in office started with a bang – as in, the sound of a shot through the heart of our country’s environmental protections. One of the President’s first official actions was to sign an executive order that requires federal agencies to axe two existing regulations for each new regulation they create.…
Trump Administration Takes a Treacherous U-Turn on Clean Car Standards
On Wednesday, President Trump took the first step toward rolling back emissions standards for new cars and trucks in model years 2022–2025. These important federal standards set fuel economy (miles per gallon, or “MPG”) requirements that save you money at the pump and reduce our dependence on foreign oil. They also reduce dangerous climate emissions…
Massachusetts Has A New Bill Promoting Electric Vehicles
Last week, in the waning hours of the Massachusetts General Court’s informal legislative session, lawmakers passed a bill dedicated to promoting electric vehicles (or “EVs”).  S.2505, “An Act promoting zero emission vehicle adoption,” is a positive step forward toward a cleaner, electrified, more consumer-friendly transportation future. The bill is aimed at helping communities across the Commonwealth promote…
The Top 5 Myths About Electric Vehicles, Debunked
If you’re in the market for a new car, buying electric may save you money and time ­– and help save our planet, too. Are you unsure about whether an electric car is the right choice for you?  You are not alone.  Shopping for a new car is hard enough even without taking the time…
Volkswagen Settlement Could Boost Electric Vehicles in New England
On Tuesday, a federal judge in San Francisco approved one of the largest corporate settlements in U.S. history. Volkswagen will pay $14.7 billion to resolve most of the claims related to Volkswagen and Audi vehicles that were programmed to cheat on air pollution tests. The settlement has repercussions here in New England, and not just…


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