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Legal Fellow, Climate And Energy

Company name

Environmental Defense Fund.

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type



Washington, DC

Date Last Verified

Mar 10,2018

Posted on

Mar 09,2018
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Legal Fellow, Climate and Energy The candidate will work on the organization’s climate and energy team under the Clean Energy and Legal and Regulatory programs. Will work on projects and cases aimed at reducing climate-destabilizing pollution and other health-harming airbone contaminants from the electricity sector. The work will include a heavy emphasis on federal litigation and administrative proceedings under the Federal Power Act. Work on federal projects and cases aimed at reducing climate-destabilizing and other health-harming pollution from the electricity sector. The work include advocating and defending leading state action and entail a heavy emphasis on federal litigation centered on the interaction between state air, climate, and energy programs and federally regulated wholesale markets. Also focus on federal energy and regulatory actions, including before and involving the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Independent System Operators (ISO) and Regional Transmission Organizations (RTO). Work in a high‐intensity, fast‐paced, multi‐disciplinary setting to formulate , implement and defend strategies, laws, and policies. The work includes intensive legal research on cutting‐edge energy, environmental, constitutional and administrative law questions; cutting edge litigation in federal district court and the U.S. Court of Appeals; and the development of comments and expert submissions to advocate for and support the development of effective clean energy standards. Focus on reseach, writing, and presentation of legal and policy documents for federal court litigation, administrative litigation, national and state regulatory proceedings, and various policy venues. Engage deeply in legal and regulatory efforts around the Federal Power Act, electric grid operations and management, wholesale electricity markets, and state air, climate, and energy laws and policies Recent law school graduates and recent law clerks interested in working on cutting edge regional, national, and international climate and energy issues are considered. Must be Licensed to practice law or actively seeking admission to Bar, with background in environmental, energy, and administrative law. Fimiliarity with the Federal Power Act, FERC, and/or ISOs and RTOs is required. Interest and experience in federal litigation centered on state air, climate, and energy laws and policies and federal energy laws and regulations is required. Familiarity with Constitional law, with particular emphasis upon the dormant Commerce Clause and Supremacy Clause is required. Computer proficiency, experience with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint is required.

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Job ID 1456

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Hiring Coordinator
Environmental Defense Fund.
1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20009

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