Sandy Levine

Senior Attorney CLF Vermont

Sandy Levine is a Senior Attorney. Her work focuses on climate change, clean energy, land use, transportation and natural resource protection. Prior to joining CLF, Sandy practiced privately, taught at Vermont Law School, worked for the Vermont Prisoner’s Rights Office and for the Vermont Department of Public Service and served as a law clerk at the Vermont Supreme Court. She earned her BA at the University of Vermont and JD at Suffolk University Law School. Sandy’s admissions include: State of Vermont, Federal District Court for the District of Vermont, and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. At CLF, Sandy’s advocacy has included litigation to halt construction of the Circ Highway outside Burlington, Vermont – an outdated, expensive and polluting highway project and replace it with increased transit and lower cost and more effective upgrades of existing roads, and litigation to close Vermont Yankee, a tired old nuclear power facility in Southern Vermont, and more than doubling energy efficiency efforts that allowed Vermont to avoid relying on more costly and polluting power plants.


Recent Posts

New England Can’t Fall Behind on Climate
You know that sinking feeling? The one where you think you’ve done a good job, but it turns out you didn’t? That’s the boat Vermont finds itself in when it comes to tackling climate change. We thought we were leading. But in fact, we are falling behind on our climate goals. Vermont’s climate-damaging emissions are…
Federal Proposal to Price Carbon Should be Considered, then Rejected
When Representative Carlos Curbelo proposed a price on carbon recently, he garnered a lot of attention among energy hawks, and not just because he is a Republican. The Trump administration has been busy scrubbing all references to human-caused climate change from its policies – and instead pushing hard to deepen our addiction to coal, oil,…
Vermont Sets the Stage for Climate Action
In the realm of energy and climate change, this year’s legislative session was a big yawn. Legislators took some baby steps towards progress at a time when big leaps are needed. But all journeys begin with a single step, so these modest actions can set the stage for the hard work ahead. While it’s good…
Vermont Yankee Sale: A Raw Deal for Vermonters
Vermonters are the losers in a recent agreement aimed to sweeten the deal for the sale of Entergy’s shuttered Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant. Slick talk and empty promises prevailed. In a rush to secure a possible – and by no means certain – quick clean-up of the site, the agreement short-changes Vermont communities. Entergy…
UPDATE: Speak Out – Cleaning Up Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
UPDATE: A public hearing on the planned transfer of the shuttered Vermont Yankee nuclear plant will occur on April 12 at 7:00 p.m. at Brattleboro Union High School. Starting at 6:00 p.m., the Vermont Department of Public Service will hold an information session. Although some new terms have been added to sweeten the deal, the underlying…

 

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