Shannon Laun

Vice President and Director, Connecticut

Shannon Laun is the Vice President and Director of CLF Connecticut. Her work focuses on using legal and policy solutions to address climate change, facilitate an equitable transition to a clean energy economy, and reduce harmful pollution that threatens human health and the environment.

Before joining CLF as a staff attorney in early 2021, Shannon worked as an attorney with Western Environmental Law Center and Connecticut Fund for the Environment (now Save the Sound) and served as a legal fellow with the Environmental Law Institute and Environmental Defense Fund. Shannon holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is admitted to practice in Connecticut, New York, and several federal courts.

Shannon lives in Connecticut with her husband, daughters, and three cats, where they enjoy watching the abundant local wildlife and seasonal changes in the woods around their home.

Recent Posts

Connecticut Takes Promising Steps Towards Our Clean Energy Future
On the first Friday of 2022, a thick coat of snow blanketed much of New England. Canceling daycares, schools, workdays, and more, this snowstorm sent many of us indoors to thaw as temperatures took a dip outside. In Connecticut, where I live, that meant warming up in homes and apartments heated by fossil fuels like…
Buckle Up, Connecticut – It’s Time To Meet Our Climate Targets
If you asked me about tropical storms or hurricanes in Connecticut a few years ago, I would have said we’re lucky enough not to have to worry about them as much as other parts of the country. But Tropical Storm Henri and the remnants of Hurricane Ida are a vivid reminder that we are contending…


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