Staff Attorney | CLF Massachusetts | She/Her
Chelsea Kendall is a Staff Attorney in the Clean Air and Water Program. Chelsea uses litigation to protect New England’s environment and to hold polluters accountable. Her recent advocacy focuses on reducing heavy metals and blue-green algae in our waters and preventing diesel emissions from illegal idling. Chelsea began working at CLF in 2019 as a Legal Fellow.
Chelsea received her J.D. with honors from the University of Chicago Law School, where she participated in the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic and was a member of the Environmental Law Society. Chelsea holds a B.A. with honors in International Studies from the University of Chicago. Chelsea is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Chelsea lives in Cambridge and is based in CLF’s Boston office.
Mar 3 2022
New England’s rivers powered the Industrial Revolution. But with industry came pollution and industrial waste. As recently as the 1970s, pollution from upstream mills would dye the Merrimack River the color of the fabric produced that day. In 1990, the EPA deemed the Blackstone River, which powered the nation’s first textile mill, the most polluted…
Jul 16 2020
These days, I’ve found myself drawn more than ever to walking and relaxing by the water. I’m lucky enough to live between two beautiful rivers near Boston: the Charles and the Mystic. When the daily news cycle becomes overwhelming, the steady flow of the water and the peace of nature provide a much-needed balm. On…
Nov 13 2019
Since the Encore Boston Harbor casino opened its doors in June, residents of Everett, Chelsea, and Malden have grown accustomed to a familiar sight: sleek Encore-branded luxury shuttles driving guests to and from T stations and other pick-up spots. The idea behind the shuttles is a good one: to discourage people from taking their own…
Aug 28 2018
Decades ago, Fred Quimby taught his children how to fish and canoe in Jones Pond near his home in New Durham, New Hampshire. But this year, Fred had to go someplace else to teach his grandchildren to fish. That’s because Jones Pond, part of the Merrymeeting River, has suffered yet another outbreak of cyanobacteria –…
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