Priya Gandbhir

Staff Attorney CLF Massachusetts

Priya Gandbhir joined CLF in 2020 as a Staff Attorney in its Clean Energy and Climate Change program. In this role, Priya works in pursuit of a clean and just energy future by, in part, working collaboratively with local community groups, advocating and litigating before public utility commissions, and engaging with New England’s regional independent electrical system operator, ISO-NE.

Priya has experience with a wide range of environmental matters, including utilities regulation, wetlands protection, hazardous waste clean-up and litigation, and environmental due diligence in real estate. In addition, Priya has significant experience in matters pertaining to municipal law, having served as Assistant City Solicitor for a central Massachusetts community and as a Conservation Commissioner for her hometown of Framingham, MA. Priya is a graduate of Wellesley College and received her J.D. and an LL.M. in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School. In her free time, Priya enjoys spending time with her friends and family, hiking with her dog Rey, and exploring New England’s diverse and scenic parks and beaches.

Recent Posts

Carbon Pricing 101
A previous version of this blog was published in August, 2017 With the federal government stymied over any meaningful climate legislation, it’s up to the states to take the lead on curbing carbon pollution. Here in New England, such leadership is nothing new. Five New England states have climate laws in the books, mandating cuts…
New England’s Electric Grid Operator Stands in the Way of Clean Energy
All eyes were on Texas earlier this year after a cold snap brought the state’s energy grid to its knees, leaving four million people without power for days. The catastrophe highlighted the need for power companies, regulators, and states to work together to manage vital energy resources. Texas’ grid differs significantly from New England’s. However,…


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