Heather Miller

Staff Attorney CLF Massachusetts

Heather Miller is a Staff Attorney for CLF Massachusetts, where she works to ensure that all residents of the Commonwealth have access to the state’s natural resources and a safe and healthy environment. Heather joined CLF after spending three years as an associate attorney with the Southern Environmental Law Center in Charleston, South Carolina, where her work focused on protecting South Carolina’s rivers and wetlands. Prior to that, Heather was a legal fellow with Defenders of Wildlife in Washington, D.C.

Heather holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and a B.S. in Political Science from Clemson University. She recently completed the Emerging Leaders Program at UMass Boston’s Center for Collaborative Leadership. During law school, Heather was a student attorney with Georgetown Law’s Institute for Public Representation. Outside of CLF, Heather is a Norwood Town Meeting Member and volunteers with a local animal rescue organization.


Recent Posts

Public Rights Violated on Boston’s Waterfront… Again
Many of us know that Boston’s waterfront can sometimes feel like it’s a place only for those who can afford luxury condos and exclusive hotels. CLF is working hard to change that. We’re holding waterfront property owners accountable – ensuring they deliver on the public benefits they promised in exchange for approval to build their…
Report Back: Forum on Climate Change and the Public Waterfront Act
In the face of climate change and rapid development along the Boston waterfront, the importance of protecting the public right to access and use the waterfront has become increasingly apparent. In February, CLF released a report titled Climate Change and the Massachusetts Public Waterfront Act. Its goal: to start a conversation about regulatory updates and…
Update: Good News for Public Waterfront Access in Everett
In May, we highlighted the Gateway Center in Everett and how the shopping center owner, DDR Gateway LLC (“DDR”), has failed in its legal obligations to provide public access to waterfront areas – in this case, the Mystic River. CLF wrote to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) asking them to hold the company…
Everett’s Gateway Center Fails the Public and Violates State Law
The people of Everett deserve better. Nearly 20 years ago, DDR Gateway LLC (DDR) promised to provide greater public access to that city’s waterfront in exchange for a State license to build its Gateway Center shopping complex. The developer committed to creating a 23.5-acre riverside park, along with bike paths and other amenities that would…
Deadline Looms for Decision on Expansion of Dangerous Landfill in Saugus
As we close out a month in which the Massachusetts coast was hit with three nor’easters – and narrowly missed a fourth – Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) is still considering whether to allow Wheelabrator to continue dumping huge quantities of ash from its trash incinerator into its adjacent landfill in Saugus. The Agency’s…

 

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