Johannes Epke

Staff Attorney CLF Massachusetts

Johannes Epke is a Staff Attorney working in transportation, environmental justice, and climate resilience. Johannes brings his diverse legal, political, and organizing experience to bear to advance CLF’s goals in these areas. Prior to joining CLF, Johannes worked in election reform, and served as general counsel for American Promise in Massachusetts and grassroots organizer for Move to Amend in California and New York. He previously practiced environmental law in California, working in air pollution, energy, and environmental justice.

Johannes has a J.D. and Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resource Law from Lewis & Clark Law School, and a B.A. in Environmental Studies with a Minor in Legal Studies from University of California, Santa Cruz. He is licensed to practice in California.

Johannes lives in Arlington, Massachusetts with his wife, their collection of house plants, and the old computers and bicycles he enjoys fixing.


Recent Posts

It’s Time to Ditch Dirty Bus Fleets – The Future is Clean and Electric
When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that vaccinated people could walk outside safely without masks, I grabbed my shoes and hit the sidewalk. But my nose was not quite prepared for the dirty air that awaited it. Dust and pollen itched and tickled. Humidity clogged thick in my nostrils, or dry air…
6 Picks for a Perfect Fall Picnic on Boston Harbor
When you think of fall in New England, apple picking and leaf peeping probably come to mind. But this year, we’re encouraging Bostonians to add a new tradition to your autumnal slate: a picnic on Boston Harbor. Here’s why. Boston’s waterfront belongs to us all (that public right is even codified into law). But the…
6 Ways to Make Vermont’s Climate Action Plan Better
We first published a version of this blog in June of 2021. Transformational. Game-changing. Equitable. When Vermont unveils its Climate Action Plan in December, let’s make sure those are the words used to describe it – because there’s a lot resting on the outcome. The climate crisis is already here. The summer of 2021 brought…
Big Gas Doesn’t Want You To Know The Truth About Kitchen Stoves
Turning on a gas stove is so familiar that those of us who use one barely have to think about it. It’s muscle memory: Push the knob in, wait for the faint hiss of gas and the “click click click click” until the flame ignites. But do you know where the gas comes from? And…
Our Explainer on What Just Happened on the Boston Waterfront
In early April, a Massachusetts Superior Court judge threw out a 2018 state plan intended to guide development along a section of Boston’s waterfront that stretches from Long Wharf to the old Northern Avenue Bridge. The process that led to that Downtown Waterfront Municipal Harbor Plan violated decades-old laws governing the city’s waterfront – including…

 

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