Chelsea Kendall

Staff Attorney CLF Massachusetts

Chelsea Kendall is a Staff Attorney based in CLF’s Boston office. Chelsea works in the Clean Air and Water Program on litigation to protect our lakes and rivers from blue-green algae and our air from diesel exhaust. Before assuming the role of Associate Attorney, Chelsea was a Legal Fellow at CLF funded by a University of Chicago Law School Postgraduate Public Interest Fellowship.

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 Federal District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Recent Posts

Dangerous Pollution Puts New England’s Iconic Rivers at Risk
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…
CLF is Challenging the Trump EPA Over Water Protection Rollbacks
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…
A Massachusetts Casino Is Making Air Pollution Worse
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…
Protecting New Hampshire’s Rivers and Lakes from Toxic Blue-green Algae
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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