Megan Herzog

Staff Attorney CLF Massachusetts

Megan Herzog is a Staff Attorney for CLF Massachusetts, where she works in the organization’s Clean Energy & Climate Change, Ocean Conservation, and Clean Water & Healthy Forests programs. Megan joined CLF in 2016 after four years as the Emmett/Frankel Fellow in Environmental Law & Policy at UCLA’s Emmett Institute on Climate Change & the Environment.  She worked with the Emmett Institute on advancing climate change policy, mitigating marine pollution, promoting urban sustainability, and other environmental law issues. Prior to that, Megan was a Fellow at the Environmental Law Institute in Washington, DC.  She has published on a range of environmental law topics, including coastal climate change adaptation, marine debris control, and greenhouse gas regulation.

Megan holds a J.D. from Stanford Law School, where she served as Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Stanford Journal of Law, Science & Policy.  She earned an M.S. in Environment & Resources from Stanford University and a B.A., magna cum laude, from Mount Holyoke College. Megan is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

In her free time, Megan enjoys hiking, camping, downhill skiing, and exploring the coast.

Recent Posts

Full Speed Ahead for Offshore Wind in New England
Today marks an incredible milestone for Massachusetts, and a monumental step forward toward a clean energy economy in New England. Massachusetts’ three biggest electric companies issued a ground-breaking request for bids for offshore wind energy. Wind developers will now compete to sell Massachusetts residents at least 400 megawatts (and up to a whopping 800 megawatts)…
CLF and New England Battle Back as President Trump Attacks U.S. Climate Progress
On March 28th, President Trump signed an executive order that launched a full-scale attack on our national progress in protecting public health and the environment from dangerous climate change. The so-called Energy Independence Order asks EPA to reconsider the Clean Power Plan, the first-ever federal rule designed to reduce climate-warming emissions from power plants, as…
Trump’s “Two-for-One” Order is Bad for the Environment
President Trump’s first 100 days in office started with a bang – as in, the sound of a shot through the heart of our country’s environmental protections. One of the President’s first official actions was to sign an executive order that requires federal agencies to axe two existing regulations for each new regulation they create.…
Trump Administration Takes a Treacherous U-Turn on Clean Car Standards
On Wednesday, President Trump took the first step toward rolling back emissions standards for new cars and trucks in model years 2022–2025. These important federal standards set fuel economy (miles per gallon, or “MPG”) requirements that save you money at the pump and reduce our dependence on foreign oil. They also reduce dangerous climate emissions…
Massachusetts Has A New Bill Promoting Electric Vehicles
Last week, in the waning hours of the Massachusetts General Court’s informal legislative session, lawmakers passed a bill dedicated to promoting electric vehicles (or “EVs”).  S.2505, “An Act promoting zero emission vehicle adoption,” is a positive step forward toward a cleaner, electrified, more consumer-friendly transportation future. The bill is aimed at helping communities across the Commonwealth promote…


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