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Jessica Ennis

Legislative Director, Climate & Energy

Issue Areas & Contact

  • State renewable energy (MD, CO, NM)
  • Oil & gas development
  • Arctic Ocean

Office Phone: (202) 745-5202

Jessica Ennis is the legislative director for climate and energy in the Policy & Legislation department at Earthjustice. Jessica combines strategic policy development with effective coalition and partnership building to advocate for policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and hazardous air pollution. She is passionate about using public policy to address environmental challenges, and currently leads a team of advocates working to combat climate change and improve public health.

Prior to her current position, Jessica worked on legislation and regulations to protect people, public lands and the environment from the impacts of oil and gas development. Some of her work has contributed to the finalization of pro-environment legislation and regulation on issues ranging from reducing methane emissions from the oil and gas sector, to removing barriers to clean energy by creating a community solar program.

Jessica graduated from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business with her Executive MBA in 2020. She is also a University of Maryland undergraduate, with dual degrees in Journalism and Government & Politics.

Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health, to preserve magnificent places and wildlife, to advance clean energy, and to combat climate change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.