Amy Moses

Vice President and Director, CLF Rhode Island CLF Rhode Island @CLFMoses

Amy Moses is Vice President and Director of CLF Rhode Island.  Before joining CLF, Amy was Deputy Counsel to Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo.  She has served as a law clerk in Rhode Island’s state and federal courts and spent several years as a litigation associate at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP.  Before attending law school, she was a program development coordinator for the R.I. Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and a conservation organizer for the R.I. Chapter of the Sierra Club.

Amy earned a B.S. in Environmental Economics and Policy from the University of California, Berkeley and a J.D. from The George Washington University School of Law.  She is admitted to practice in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Amy was recognized as the 2017 Newsmaker by R.I. Lawyers Weekly, the R.I. Women’s Bar Association, and the R.I. Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.

Recent Posts

Rhode Island Communities Step Up to Stop Plastic Pollution
This past legislative session, a few New England states made waves in the fight against plastic pollution. Maine passed two statewide bans – one on single-use plastic bags and another on polystyrene – while Connecticut passed a statewide bag ban. Vermont went a step further, passing the most comprehensive plastics ban in the entire country.…
Disappointing Decisions Mark Rhode Island Legislative Session
Over the course of its session, the Rhode Island General Assembly missed opportunities to make progress on a wide range of environmental issues. Although CLF and other environmental organizations pushed for action on the climate crisis, toxic chemicals, and plastics pollution, no substantial new laws were enacted. It was not a total loss, however, as…
Rhode Island Lags Behind Neighbors on Climate
While Rhode Island has goals for reducing climate-damaging emissions, and signed onto the Paris Accord in 2017, Governor Raimondo has yet to live up to her campaign commitment on climate. In failing to act, our state has fallen behind its neighbors. The Governor supported the concept of mandatory, enforceable, economy-wide reductions in carbon emissions during…
Stemming the Tide of Single-Use Plastics in the Ocean State
Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo’s Task Force to Tackle Plastics wrapped up on Valentine’s Day with a final report containing recommendations to the Governor. While Conservation Law Foundation did not love the process, the Task Force did bring together a wide array of perspectives, and we’re cautiously optimistic it may lead to a state-wide ban…
Toxic Chemicals Threaten Rhode Island’s Drinking Water
As we have written previously, New Englanders can no longer take for granted the safety of our drinking water. The problem of “PFAS” pollution threatens drinking water in many communities throughout the region. Unfortunately, Rhode Island is no exception. PFAS – per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances – are toxic chemicals that have been found in…


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