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Blaine Miller-McFeeley is a senior legislative representative with the Policy & Legislation team. Blaine works to influence Congress and federal agencies to protect public lands, protect communities, and advance environmental health, specifically focusing on issues involving hardrock mining and national forests.

Prior to joining Earthjustice, Blaine served as a senior legislative assistant for Congressman Jared Polis of Colorado where he covered public lands and environmental issues, among others. Prior to that, he served as chief of staff for Colorado State Senator Andy Kerr.

Blaine was raised in Idaho before attending college in Pennsylvania, followed by working in a variety of capacities on politics and policy in Maine, Colorado, and D.C. (with a year-long detour climbing volcanoes in Guatemala).

Outside of work, Blaine spends his time with his wife and infant son, and hikes, camps, and runs marathons in any spare time.

The Latest from Blaine Miller-McFeeley

A farm near Clarinda in southwest Iowa.
May 22, 2024

House Farm Bill Squanders Environmental Opportunities

With provisions to rollback climate-smart agriculture provisions, weaken environmental laws, and offer handouts to polluting industries, the House Farm Bill is the culmination of a toxic partisan process.
A flat desert landscape with cactus plants in the foreground, a small canyon in the middle distance and taller mesas on the horizon. White clouds contrast with a blue sky.
April 26, 2024

Defending the Antiquities Act and Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni National Monument

Attacks on the Antiquities Act are not new. Earthjustice and our partners continue to fight back.
January 22, 2024

In the News: Grist

Oil companies used to run this town. Now they’re back — to mine for lithium.

“These oil and gas and coal companies are greenwashing themselves by saying the way they’ve always done mining, which is the destructive, toxic way, is the solution to climate change.”
August 4, 2023

In the News: Native News Online

The Fight for Oak Flat: Indigenous voices in the green energy transition

“A mining company can go, put four stakes in the ground, then head to the local Bureau of Land Management or Forest Service Office and hand them $150 and a few pieces of paper. Because of the way the [federal government] has interpreted the mining law for 150 years, they cannot deny the company or the person, so long as there are valuable minerals underneath where they put their stakes.”
Silhouette of oil and gas drilling rigs.
March 29, 2023

It’s Time to Tell the Truth About Republicans’ Disastrous Energy Package

Republicans' first major legislative package is a giveaway to corporate polluters.
A waterfall in Southeast Alaska's Tongass National Forest.
September 20, 2021

The Most Cost-Effective Climate Solution Available: Keep Forests Where They Are

We're calling on the Biden administration to conserve all mature and old-growth trees throughout our federal forests.
June 28, 2021

To Create a Clean Energy Future, Mining Reform Must Be Front and Center

We are advocating for four solutions that together can ensure a sustainable supply chain for critical minerals.

U.S. Congressman Ryan Zinke of Montana speaks at the 2016 Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland.
October 24, 2018

These Are the Industry Cronies Actually Running Trump and Zinke’s Department of the Interior

Little-known officials are remaking policy in ways that threaten environmental health for the benefit of their polluting friends.
Un automóvil pasa por entre las llamas durante el incendio Carr, en Shasta, California. El Secretario de Interior, Ryan Zinke, ha declarado falsamente que mayores talas forestales contribuirían a prevenir los devastadores incendios que azotan el Oeste.
August 15, 2018

Mientras California arde en incendios forestales, Trump y Zinke dicen que lo mejor es talar bosques

La administración Trump y los republicanos de la Cámara utilizan como excusa a los incendios forestales de la costa oeste para eliminar leyes fundamentales a favor del medio ambiente
A car passes through flames on Highway 299 as the Carr Fire burns through Shasta, Calif. U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has falsely suggested that more logging would help prevent the devastating fires raging across the West.
August 15, 2018

California Fires Signal Need for Climate Action

The Trump administration and House Republicans are using the fires across the West as an excuse to chip away at bedrock environmental laws.