Staci Rubin

Senior Attorney CLF Massachusetts

Staci Rubin is a Senior Attorney at Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) focused on transportation advocacy, a role that combines her expertise on issues at the intersection of climate mitigation, community health, and environmental justice. Prior to CLF, she served the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as Senior Counsel at the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU), where she specialized in distributed generation and public records matters. At DPU, Staci led the adjudication of Massachusetts’s new solar incentive program, implemented multiple net metering laws, and expanded public access to government records. Prior to joining DPU, Staci was Senior Attorney and Environmental Justice Legal Services Program Director at Alternatives for Community & Environment (ACE), where she represented and advised community groups on environmental justice matters. During her ACE tenure, Staci provided legal representation to successful community-led campaigns challenging the siting of fossil fuel power plants and a dangerous rail transport proposal. She also partnered with community leaders to negotiate the Massachusetts Executive Order on Environmental Justice.

Staci earned a law degree from Northeastern University School of Law, Master of Public Health from Tufts University School of Medicine, Master of Environmental Law and Policy from Vermont Law School, and an undergraduate degree from New York University.  Staci thoroughly enjoys taking public transportation, gardening, composting, cooking with her family, and exploring and photographing nature.

Recent Posts

Higher T Costs, Poorer Service Doesn’t Add Up
This week, the price of getting around the Boston area went up. With the latest MBTA fare hikes, my daily commute to work on the Orange Line costs more, as do my coworkers’ rides on the T’s other lines and the commuter rail. The fare increase comes barely a month after two back-to-back derailments on…
MBTA Fare Hikes Spare Bus Riders, Seniors, Youth, Students
We asked, and the Fiscal and Management Control Board partially listened. The Control Board approved proposed MBTA fare hikes for the subway and commuter rail, but bus fares as well as senior, youth, and student passes won’t see an increase in price. T Fares Held Steady for Bus Riders, Discount Pass Holders On March 11,…
These Three Projects Could Transform Greater Boston’s Public Transit
Public transit is a civil right. Everyone – no matter their race, age, physical ability, or income – should be able to move freely between the places we live, learn, work, worship, and play, knowing that the service is efficient, reliable, and affordable. Such a system, one that people can rely on, can also get cars…
The MBTA Has More Work to Do for Riders and the Environment
As a daily T rider and a transit advocate, I often question how well the MBTA is doing its job. Is my delayed Orange Line train just one bad morning, or is the system failing on a deeper level? My winter 2019 rides seem better than my winter 2015 rides, but is that just because…


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