Rohemir Ramirez

Staff Attorney CLF Massachusetts

Rohemir Ramírez Ballagas is a Staff Attorney for CLF Massachusetts working in the Clean Energy & Climate Change and Clean Water programs. Prior to joining CLF, Rohemir was a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Juan R. Torruella of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.  Before that, he was an Honors Attorney Fellow at the Environmental Protection Agency, Region 1, where his work focused on Clean Water Act enforcement throughout New England.

Rohemir holds an LL.M. from Harvard Law School, where he served as a student clinician at the Emmett Environmental Law and Policy Clinic and as line editor of the Environmental Law Review. Rohemir received his J.D. from the University of Puerto Rico School of Law, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the University of Puerto Rico Law Review and a student clinician at the University of Puerto Rico Environmental Law Clinic. After obtaining his J.D., Rohemir served as a Judicial Law Clerk at the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico and then worked as an Associate in the Litigation Department at a large Puerto Rico law firm.  He has a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus.

When he’s not fulfilling his CLF duties, Rohemir enjoys salsa dancing, skiing, soccer, volleyball, and traveling.  Rohemir is admitted to practice in New York and Puerto Rico.

Recent Posts

Is Massachusetts Opening the Door to Dirty Energy?
Earlier this year, I joined Springfield, Massachusetts, residents protesting proposed changes to a state policy that would help build a dirty power plant in their neighborhood. As written, these changes would significantly roll back hard-fought protections against environmentally harmful biomass plants. Community members were unanimous: they do not want these changes, and they do not…
Striking for Climate Action on the Anniversary of Hurricane María
Today, we’re joining young people across New England and around the world to strike for our climate. Students everywhere are walking out of their classrooms, joined by adults walking out of their homes and workplaces, to demand our government take action to combat the climate crisis. This global climate strike also marks the anniversary of…
Why Are We Here Again? Standing with Springfield Against Biomass
It’s Wednesday afternoon at the John J. Duggan Academy Auditorium in Springfield, Massachusetts. Hundreds of local residents are gathered here, many waving handmade signs outside and urging passing drivers to honk in support of their demonstration. What are they protesting? Changes to a Massachusetts clean energy policy that would pave the way for a new…
Hurricane María: My Story
A year ago, I was living in San Juan, Puerto Rico, as Hurricane María struck the island. After spending several years in Massachusetts, I had returned home just a few months before thanks to a year-long federal clerkship in the city. Little did I know that by coming home to Puerto Rico then, I would…


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