Michael Freeman

Senior Attorney Rocky Mountain Office


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(202) 792-6211

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CO, IL (inactive)

Mike Freeman works in the Rocky Mountain regional office in Denver, Colorado. His practice focuses on protecting public lands and communities in the Rocky Mountain West from the harmful impacts of oil and gas development, and on promoting clean energy alternatives.

Prior to joining Earthjustice in 2008, Mike was a partner with the Denver office of a large Midwestern law firm and also practiced with a large firm in Chicago. Between stints in private practice, Mike also worked as an associate attorney in Earthjustice’s Denver office from 1998–2000.

Mike graduated from the University of Chicago Law School in 1994 and received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1990. Outside of the office, he enjoys hiking, cross-country skiing, and camping with his family.

The Latest by Michael Freeman

Maroon Lake, White River National Forest
October 5, 2016

BLM’s Plan For 65 Illegal Leases on White River National Forest Woefully Out of Balance

The Bureau of Land Management’s new plan for dealing with 65 illegally issued oil and gas leases in Colorado's White River National Forest includes the validation of 27 of these illegal leases, with no additional protections.
A wind turbine at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) site in Colorado.
July 21, 2015

Court Upholds Colorado’s Clean Energy Future

A federal appeals court affirms Colorado's renewable energy standard, determining that states have the authority to tackle climate change by transitioning away from fossil fuels.
November 6, 2013

Fracking Voted Out in Three Colorado Communities

TAKE ACTION, COLORADO! This week, the citizens of Longmont, Boulder, Fort Collins, Lafayette and Broomfield told the Governor to stand up to the oil & gas industry and protect our communities. Now, as state health officials are drafting new rules to regulate oil & gas emissions state-wide, you can join the call for stronger clean…