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CLF, Sandy’s advocacy has included litigation to halt construction of the Circ Highway outside Burlington, Vermont – an outdated, expensive and polluting highway project and replace it with increased transit and lower cost and more effective upgrades of existing roads, and litigation to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

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…
To Fight Climate Change, Vermont Needs Strong Climate Laws
Vermont students flooded the Statehouse this month to speak to legislators about the dire need to take bold action to address climate change. Their pleas and passion were welcomed by many new climate champions that joined the Vermont Legislature this year. As the Trump administration scorns its responsibility to tackle climate change, state and local…
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,…

 

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