Chase Whiting

Staff Attorney CLF Vermont

Chase Whiting is a Staff Attorney on the Clean Energy and Climate Change Team. In this role, he engages in strategic litigation and advocacy with the goal to mitigate the causes of climate change and help New England transition to clean energy and transportation.

Prior to joining CLF, Chase litigated plaintiff-side matters at the trial and appellate levels and served as a Judicial Law Clerk at the United States District Court for the District of Maryland and the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Chase was a Law Clerk in the Executive Office of the President during the Barack Obama Administration and a research assistant to Professor Paul D. Butler.  Chase worked fulltime during law school, first as an advocate for international human rights and later as Georgetown University’s Senior Analyst of Strategic Initiatives.  He also taught Earth science at a public middle school on the México-U.S. border. Chase graduated magna cum laude from the University of Vermont and the Georgetown University Law Center.

In his free time, Chase volunteers to restore, reconnect, and rewild northern New England and New York ecosystems and habitats.  He also spends as much time as possible exploring those wild places.

Recent Posts

The Good, Bad, and Everything In Between in Vermont’s New Climate Action Plan
In 2020, CLF and our partners led the charge for Vermont’s Global Warming Solutions Act: a landmark law committing the state to slash its climate-damaging emissions. Climate change is already happening in Vermont. Our communities, economy, and traditional ways of life are at risk from the impacts we can see today. We’re already experiencing shorter…


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