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

Vermont Legislature Must Follow through on Clean Water Commitments
Many of Vermont’s beautiful streams, rivers, and lakes are not healthy. This time of year, melting snow and rain carry pollution like chemicals, oils, salts, nutrients, and animal waste into our waterways, wreaking havoc on the health of our lakes and ponds. Over the summer, we will once again face toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) outbreaks.…
Vermont Moves to Protect Drinking Water from Toxic “Forever Chemicals”
Vermont is taking action to keep toxic “forever chemicals” out of our drinking water. That’s good news because the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) seems to have forgotten that its mission is to protect public health and the environment. Both the Agency of Natural Resources and the Vermont General Assembly are moving forward to set standards…
Getting Lead Out of Vermont School and Childcare Drinking Water
A version of this blog was initially published by VTDigger. As the mom of two small children, I worry . . . a lot.  But there is one thing I shouldn’t have to worry about: lead in drinking water at school.  Unfortunately, lead is often lurking in the fountains and faucets our kids drink from…
The Year Ahead at the Vermont State House
The Vermont General Assembly opens the 2019–2020 session on January 9 with a Democratic supermajority, new faces, and a full agenda. One of CLF’s most critical roles is working with lawmakers to advance solutions that protect our natural resources on behalf of all Vermonters, build healthy communities, and sustain a vibrant economy. This session, our…
Protecting New Englanders from Toxic Chemicals in Drinking Water
A version of this blog was published on September 12.  New Englanders can no longer take the safety of our drinking water for granted. The widespread contamination of drinking water supplies in New England and the United States with toxic chemicals has grabbed our attention and forced the question: just how safe is our drinking water?…


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