Margaret (Meg) Curran is a Senior Attorney in the Clean Energy and Climate Change Program and Interim Vice President for CLF Rhode Island.
Before joining CLF, Meg was for seven years Chairperson of the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission. Prior to that, she held various legal positions, most notably United States Attorney for Rhode Island, from May 1998-August 2003. For more than twelve years before that, she was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Rhode Island. Meg clerked for Judge Bruce M. Selya, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, then a Federal District Court Judge in Rhode Island; and for Judge Thomas J. Meskill, on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Meg has a B.A. in biology from the University of Pennsylvania; an M.S. in anthropology from Purdue University, where she also completed all-but-dissertation for a Ph.D. in anthropology; and a J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Connecticut. She was editor-in-chief of the Connecticut Law Journal. In 2020, she earned a Natural Science Illustration Certificate from the Rhode Island School of Design.
Meg lives in Providence with rescue dog Diego and rescue cat Sally. In her free time, she loves to draw and paint from nature and listen to podcasts about energy policy, politics, the internet, and climate change while walking Diego around the neighborhood. She is extremely pleased to join CLF and be directly and professionally involved in environmental advocacy.