Michael Hiatt

Deputy Managing Attorney Rocky Mountain Office


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Michael Hiatt is a deputy managing attorney. Michael joined Earthjustice’s Rocky Mountain office in the spring of 2010.

He received his law degree from Duke University School of Law in 2009, where he served as editor-in-chief of the Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum and graduated Order of the Coif.

During law school, Michael worked in Earthjustice’s Northern Rockies office on endangered species issues and at the National Wildlife Federation on seeking responsible oil and gas development on public lands. After graduating law school, Michael worked on climate and air issues as a fellow with Environmental Defense Fund and on water issues at the Environmental Protection Agency.

Michael received a Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in communications in 2000 from Ohio University.

The Latest from Michael Hiatt

Solar in Colorado
May 10, 2024

How We’re Pushing Colorado to Make Buildings Climate-Friendly

For a decade, Earthjustice has advocated for a cleaner and more equitable energy system at the Colorado PUC—and we’re seeing progress.
February 9, 2024

In the News: The Colorado Sun

Must a gas utility pay its own customers to unhook in the name of climate change? Colorado is about to find out.

“It’s a long journey to get there, but we need to take those first steps now. Unfortunately some of the gas-only utilities are refusing to even begin to take these first steps.”
REC Solar employee Brian Webster installs PV modules on a Englewood, Colorado home participating in the Solar Benefits Colorado program
November 7, 2022

Colorado Is at a Crossroads in Its Clean Energy Transition

As Colorado shutters its coal plants, the decisions we make now will determine how quickly we electrify our cars and homes, and whether all Coloradans have equitable access to clean energy

July 14, 2017

The Latest State to Buck Trump on Paris: Colorado

With Colorado committing to the Paris Agreement, Earthjustice attorney Michael Hiatt highlights four reasons why clean energy in the state is poised for significant growth.
Sunset saguaro arizona
February 26, 2016

Utilities are Planning to Gut Rooftop Solar in Arizona

Arizona utilities are attempting to raise rates and lower reimbursements for families with rooftop solar panels.
A solar farm in Colorado, a state with one of the most ambitious renewable energy standards in the nation.
September 8, 2015

A Banner Summer for Clean Energy in Colorado

2015 was a landmark summer for renewable energy rules and initiatives in Colorado.