Jen Duggan

Vice President and Director, CLF Vermont CLF Vermont

Jen Duggan is the Vice President and Director of CLF Vermont.  Throughout her career, Jen has worked to protect public health and ensure all communities have equal access to a clean and healthy environment.  Before joining CLF, Jen was the General Counsel for the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources.

Prior to her position with the Agency, Jen was Managing Attorney for the Environmental Integrity Project.  She managed the Coal-Free Waters Campaign and represented community groups and other organizations in permit proceedings, citizen enforcement actions, and federal and state rulemakings pertaining to coal plants, oil refineries, and other large sources of pollution.  Jen developed and co-counseled litigation requiring the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to limit toxic discharges from coal plants for the first time; developed and co-counseled litigation requiring clean up of three coal ash landfills; and persuaded a state environmental agency to withdraw construction permits for two waste coal power plants.

Jen earned her JD and Master of Studies in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School.  She interned for the Sierra Club Environmental Law Program in San Francisco and worked as a student clinician for the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic at Vermont Law School.

Recent Posts

The Year Ahead at the Vermont State House
One of CLF’s most critical roles is working with lawmakers to advance solutions that protect our natural resources, build healthy communities, and sustain a vibrant economy on behalf of all Vermonters. Last year, CLF helped pass three of the nation’s strongest pollution protection laws that reduce childhood lead exposure, curb dangerous plastic pollution, and help…
Vermont Takes Next Steps in Stopping Toxic Plastic Pollution
Earlier this year, CLF helped Vermont pass the strongest state law in the nation to reduce dangerous plastic pollution. Act 69 tackles four of the most common single-use plastics by banning plastic bags, stirrers, and toxic polystyrene food packaging and making plastic straws available only on request. The new law also directs legislators and other stakeholders…
Action Needed on High Toxic Chemical Levels in Bottled Water
After dangerous chemicals were found in their tap water, many New England communities were forced to drink bottled water. Now, state regulators are discovering that some bottled water may be contaminated as well. Recent testing revealed that water from a supplier in Massachusetts sold at stores throughout New England contains toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl chemicals,…
Lake Champlain in Crisis: An Illustrated Narrative
Summer after summer, Lake Champlain is plagued with toxic cyanobacteria outbreaks, also known as blue-green algae. The perfect storm of warm water, light, and excess phosphorus pollution running off from roads, rooftops, and farm fields causes these toxic blooms, which can cause skin irritation, liver damage, and have been linked to neurological disease. These toxic…
Updated: Vermont Legislature Ends Session with Environmental Victories
Update: Governor Scott has signed the lead, plastics, and clean water funding bills into law. This legislative session was full of historic victories for the people of Vermont. Our legislature passed three of the strongest pollution protection laws in the country, setting the standard for New England and the rest of the country. CLF helped…


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