Heather Govern

Staff Attorney and Director, Clean Water CLF Massachusetts

Heather Govern is a Staff Attorney and the Director for the Clean Water Program. Heather joined CLF after spending four years as a staff attorney with the National Environmental Law Center, where she litigated against large corporations in violation of the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act.

Heather holds a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law, a Master in Environmental Law and Policy Center from Vermont Law School, and a B.A. from Amherst College. During law school, she was a legal intern with the Environmental Enforcement Section of the U.S. Department of Justice and a law clerk for Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. When she’s not at work (or biking to and from work), Heather plays soccer, snowboards, and can be found running amok in the South End with her son, dog, and partner.

Recent Posts

Pruitt on the Clean Water Attack
Once again, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and the Trump administration are taking aim at one of our most vital and effective environmental laws. On February 20, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency issued a public notice asking for comments on the Clean Water Act’s coverage of pollution that enters our nation’s lakes, rivers, and oceans via…


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