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CLF, Sandy’s advocacy has included litigation to halt construction of the Circ Highway outside Burlington, Vermont – an outdated, expensive and polluting highway project and replace it with increased transit and lower cost and more effective upgrades of existing roads, and litigation to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 Needs to Move On from Dirty Gas
Remember that long-ago romantic flame that fizzled – that spark that didn’t pan out? One morning you woke up without the rose-colored glasses and realized the relationship was a dead end. It was not sustainable, it didn’t meet your needs, and you were destined for something much better. That describes New England’s relationship with dirty gas.…
Supporting a Vermont Global Warming Solutions Act
Vermont’s legislature hit the ground running this year. Lawmakers are taking up critical bills to tackle climate change – bills that put the state on a path to slash polluting emissions while making sure rural communities and hardworking Vermonters prosper. The young climate activist from Sweden, Greta Thurnberg, has provided us all a much-needed jolt…
Vermont Needs Strong Laws to Fight Climate Catastrophe
This year kicked off with climate. On Friday, youth marched in the streets of Montpelier to demand our state leaders take action to combat climate change. Hours later, our legislators dove into the Vermont Global Warming Solutions Act — a bill that is needed to ensure we accomplish our existing climate goals. This bill mandates…
Dirty, Fracked Gas Is a Dead End for New England
Remember that long-ago romantic flame that fizzled – that spark that didn’t pan out? One morning you woke up without the rose-colored glasses and realized the relationship was a dead end. It was not sustainable, it didn’t meet your needs, and you were destined for something much better. That describes New England’s relationship with dirty…
Vermont Makes Slow Progress in Getting Electric Vehicles on the Road
Getting serious about tackling the climate crisis means getting around without burning fossil fuels. Unfortunately, most cars and trucks still run on gasoline, which pollutes both our air and our climate. In fact in New England, the exhaust from cars, trucks, and buses accounts for more than a third of our climate-damaging emissions. This needs…

 

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