Kenta Tsuda

Staff Attorney CLF Massachusetts

Kenta Tsuda is a Staff Attorney in CLF’s Strategic Litigation and Clean Air & Water programs. Before joining CLF, Kenta served as a law clerk to the Hon. Patrick E. Higginbotham of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Kenta was previously an associate attorney with the environmental law organization Earthjustice in Alaska and with the Boies Schiller & Flexner firm in New York. He received his law degree magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review and a student fellow with the Project on the Foundations of Private Law. Before law school, Kenta was an editor at the New Left Review in London. He received an undergraduate degree from Brown University and an MPhil from Cambridge University. Kenta is admitted in New York.


Recent Posts

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…
Here’s What a Clean, Equitable Future Should Look Like in New England
An earlier version of this article was posted in October 2020. We all have a vision of what we want for our community. But the harsh reality is that those of us who live in low-income, immigrant, and communities of color have less agency to create that vision than those of us in whiter, wealthier…
What Do We Mean by Environmental Justice?
An earlier version of this article was posted in October 2020. For decades, low-income, immigrant, and communities of color across New England have been overburdened by air pollution from power plants, congested highways, and industrial facilities. These same burdens resulted in COVID-19 and its associated economic crisis taking a much heavier toll on these communities…
Building Communities That Thrive: A Conversation with Dr. Thea James
In the United States, your zip code is a powerful predictor of how long you live. For someone in Newton, Massachusetts, life expectancy extends well into the 90s. But drive just an hour south to New Bedford, and you’ll find it drops to an average of just 68 years old.  It’s tempting to boil down…
Massachusetts Still Needs a Roadmap to Beat Climate Change
UPDATE: As the end of the year approaches, lawmakers are close to taking action that would protect the long-term health and safety of Massachusetts residents. The House Roadmap Bill and the Senate Climate Bill are under review in the conference committee, with legislators stitching together a critical final version to pass on to the Governor.…

 

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