Meagan Burton

Senior Attorney Northeast Office


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Meagan joined the Northeast regional office of Earthjustice in September 2017.

Her work primarily focuses on climate and energy matters in the northeast region, including representing community and environmental groups in utility rate cases before the NY Public Service Commission. Meagan has become an expert in gas and electric utility proceedings and has focused her efforts on cutting the use of gas in buildings in NY and other issues relating to slashing greenhouse gas emissions from the energy sector.

Before joining Earthjustice, Meagan spent five years working in Boston as a public defender. Seeing the damage done to her clients and their communities by pollution, she made the decision to make a change and dedicate herself to addressing environmental harms and climate change.

Meagan received her B.A. from the George Washington University and her law degree from Northeastern University School of Law.

The Latest from Meagan Burton

An electric meter mounted to the wall.
January 11, 2024

After New Yorkers faced a deluge of climate disasters this year, Governor Hochul needs to appoint climate champions to the Public Service Commission

Governor Hochul can, by carefully selecting her nominees, fully realize the PSC’s potential to serve New Yorkers by protecting consumers and reducing our reliance on fossil fuels. 
Father supervising his teenage kids when preparing food at home on an electric rangetop appliance.
March 31, 2023

The Gas Industry is Raising Your Rates to Expand Their Polluting System: The NY HEAT Act Will End That

New legislation will save New Yorkers hundreds of millions in subsidies for methane gas as the state shifts to an electric future