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

You Can Help Safeguard the Future of Menhaden, the Most Important Fish in the Sea
Commonly hailed as “the most important fish in the sea,” Atlantic menhaden could soon be managed a bit differently, as the body that regulates the species hosts an important discussion next month. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) will meet November 13-14 with a historic opportunity to solidify the importance of menhaden’s role in…
How New England States Are Celebrating National Drive Electric Week
It’s the most wonderful time of the year — National Drive Electric Week! This annual event is a week-long, national celebration that showcases the benefits of electric vehicles (“EVs”). Whether you already own an electric car or are curious about what it’s like to drive one, we encourage you to explore a local #NDEW2017 event.…
CLF Urges Court to Impose Significant Penalties in Carlos Rafael Case
 Summary: On March 30, 2017, New Bedford-based fishing magnate Carlos Rafael pled guilty to 28 criminal counts against him, including conspiracy to evade federal fishing quotas and profit from the sale of misreported fish, and falsified reporting to the federal government. Rafael’s egregious crimes inflicted severe damage within New England’s fishing community, which has rippled…
CLF Takes EPA to Court for Allowing Landfills to Pollute
President Trump’s EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt, is on a crusade to pollute our air by rolling back important rules that keep New England – and the rest of the U.S. – safe from dangerous emissions. But in his rush to shut down important rules that protect our air, water, and health, Pruitt has started cutting…
Commerce Department Sets Dangerous Precedent in Overrule of Fishery Commission
President Trump’s Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross, is making waves in fisheries management—and setting a dangerous precedent that may undermine future efforts to protect vulnerable fish stocks in the Northeast. Earlier this month, Secretary Ross took the unprecedented action of overruling a fisheries management action made by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission. The Commission…


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