Areas of expertise:
Climate law and policy, equity and justice in climate policy, systemic change.
Erica is the Director of Equitable and Just Policy Solutions at Environmental Defense Fund. Erica works towards implementation of EDF’s Equity and Justice strategy, which applies an equity and justice lens to the organization’s pursuit of positive systemic change for people and nature. Since joining EDF in 2009, Erica has advocated for ambitious climate policy at the U.S. state and federal level. She has represented EDF before many branches of the U.S. government including Congress, state legislatures, the Environmental Protection Agency, federal and state courts, and state regulatory agencies.
Erica has worked on state and federal climate policy including in California, North Carolina, Oregon, Washington State, and Washington, D.C. Erica is licensed to practice law in California. Prior to EDF, Erica worked in diverse fields including fisheries management, biogeochemistry, and genetics.
- B.A., Environmental Science and Policy, Duke University
- Fulbright Grant, Malawi, East Africa
- J.D., U.C. Davis School of Law
- Climate 411 Blog, March 2, 2021
- Climate 411 Blog, February 17, 2021
- Source, January 19, 2017
- Source, January 1, 2014
Testimony on EPA’s proposed revisions to the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particle PollutionSource, July 19, 2012
- Source, January 24, 2012
- July 17, 2020
EDF Files Brief Opposing Trump Administration’s Challenge to California and Quebec Coordination in Reducing Climate PollutionMay 19, 2020
Court Rules in Favor of California and Denies Trump Administration Claims that California’s Coordination with Quebec in Cutting Climate Pollution is UnconstitutionalMarch 12, 2020
EDF, NRDC Oppose Trump Administration’s Legal Attack on California Coordination with Quebec to Cut Climate PollutionFebruary 13, 2020
- February 1, 2019
- June 28, 2017
- April 6, 2017
EDF puts forward strong legal argument about California's cap-and-trade design before Court of AppealJanuary 24, 2017