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Melissa Hoffer

Melissa Hoffer

Melissa Hoffer is an attorney specializing in environmental law. She currently serves in the Biden administration as Principal Deputy General Counsel of the Environmental Protection Agency. She previously served as the chief of the Energy & Environment Bureau in the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, where she oversaw enforcement of environmental laws, protected ratepayer interests, and supported federal regulations addressing emissions of mercury, air toxins, and greenhouse gases. Prior to joining the Attorney General’s Office, Melissa served for over five years as a vice president of Conservation Law Foundation. She is a practitioner in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.

Melissa Hoffer on Environmental Policy

In this EcoDharma Exploration on January 23, environmental lawyer Melissa Hoffer offered insight on US environmental policy and how we can bridge the gap between aspiration and action.