Byron Chan

Supervising Senior Attorney Community Partnerships Program


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Byron Chan is a senior attorney in Earthjustice’s Community Partnerships Program, where he works with communities to fight for a safe, just, and healthy environment.

Prior to joining Earthjustice, Byron was a litigation associate with Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy in Los Angeles, where his practice focused on complex commercial litigation in federal and state court.

Byron received his J.D. from NYU School of Law, and his B.A. in History and Peace & Conflict Studies from the University of California, Berkeley.

The Latest by Byron Chan

The Aliso Canyon gas and oil field, photographed from Mission Point.
June 20, 2019

Report: Utility’s Negligence to Blame for Los Angeles Methane Disaster

A pattern of deception and neglect led SoCalGas to disregard obvious safety measures that could have prevented the largest methane leak in U.S. history.
Three years after a massive leak at the Aliso Canyon underground gas storage facility in Southern California, residents of nearby Porter Ranch, shown here, continue to experience severe health conditions.
October 25, 2018

The Lessons We Didn’t Learn from the Largest Gas Leak in U.S. History

Three years after the Aliso Canyon leak, agencies and underground gas storage operators are still failing to regulate and share information about the toxic pollutants in stored gas.