Emily Green

Staff Attorney CLF Maine

Emily Green is a Staff Attorney for CLF Maine. In this role, she focuses on issues including climate change, clean energy, clean water, and oceans.

Prior to joining CLF, Emily provided comprehensive legal services to Maine’s Department of Environmental Protection as an Assistant Attorney General. Previously, she represented survivors of domestic violence while working for a nonprofit organization in southern Maine.

Emily earned her J.D. from Cornell Law School and her undergraduate degree from New York University. She is admitted to practice in Maine and Massachusetts and before the United States District Court for the District of Maine.

Recent Posts

Maine Governor Janet Mills Walks the Walk on Climate Change
Maine just took a big step forward on climate. Last week, Governor Janet Mills announced a bill that could make significant progress toward addressing our climate crisis by drastically reducing climate-damaging emissions while growing our state’s economy. The bill sets mandatory targets for cutting our state’s carbon emissions, establishes a plan to get us there,…
Maine Is (Finally) Poised to Act on Climate Change
As the Trump administration scorns its responsibility to tackle climate change, it becomes ever more critical for state and local governments to step up. And Maine is poised to do just that. With Governor Janet Mills now at the helm and the Legislature considering a variety of promising bills, this year holds exciting potential for…
New England Needs to Hit the Accelerator on Electric Vehicles
2018 was a year of milestones for electric vehicles (EVs) in the United States. In October, the country’s one-millionth EV hit the road. Sales for the year soared 80% higher than in 2017 and continue to rise, with December recording the highest sales to date. It’s fantastic to see Americans embracing electric vehicles and moving…
New Governor Could Make Maine a Climate Leader
After two terms of climate denial in the governor’s office, Maine is ready to tackle climate change. In a definitive rebuke to outgoing Governor Paul LePage’s staunchly anti-environmental, anti-renewable energy agenda, Mainers came out in huge numbers last month to elect Attorney General Janet Mills to replace him. Mills campaigned on commitments to renewable energy…
Fighting for Successful Clean Car Standards
Today, the Trump administration moved to unwind critically important rules for combatting climate change, protecting community health, and saving us all money. The Obama-era “clean car standards” were created to make our cars cleaner and more fuel-efficient. And they’re working – EPA itself has said so. Since 2011, the standards have reduced oil consumption in…


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