“New England is poised to lead the nation in responding to climate change and emerging threats to our environment and public health. CLF has been the driving force in getting New England to this point. I am excited to lead CLF’s smart and devoted advocates as we write a new chapter in protecting the region’s natural resources, communities and future prosperity.”
For over 30 years, Bradley M. Campbell has been at the forefront of shaping the country’s most significant environmental policies and laws. A former White House senior appointee during the Clinton administration, Brad was the Regional Administrator at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Mid-Atlantic Region and served as Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
Brad has a wide range of experience overseeing large public agencies, developing strategic litigation, and negotiating innovative agreements that have resulted in environmental milestones in New England and across the United States.
As Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Brad set the toughest stormwater pollution standards in the nation; initiated and negotiated the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) to control greenhouse gas emissions from power plants; and secured permanent protection for more than 800,000 acres of watershed lands under threat of development in New Jersey’s Highlands region.
As founder and principal of Bradley M. Campbell LLC, he successfully litigated on behalf of a low-income community to remedy drinking water contamination; negotiated agreements supporting the development of solar energy projects; and led litigation arising from catastrophic oil and chemical spills. During this time, Campbell also founded Swan Creek Energy, LLC, a renewable energy development firm responsible for several of the largest commercial-scale solar projects in New Jersey.
During his time at CLF, Brad has overseen numerous successes in the courtroom and in state houses throughout New England. Under his leadership, CLF has taken on Exxon, Shell, and Gulf Oil for their failure to protect communities and prepare their facilities for climate impacts. CLF has also succeeded in passing enforceable new climate laws in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Maine.
CLF has expanded its staff since Brad took the helm as president, which has greatly increased the reach and impact of the organization’s work in New England and beyond. At the same time, grant funding and individual giving have grown significantly under Brad’s leadership.
Campbell lectures and writes regularly on major legal and policy issues.