Nina Robertson

Senior Attorney California Office


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Nina Robertson is a senior attorney based in the California Regional Office.

Nina came to Earthjustice from Earthrise Law Center, the environmental law clinic of Lewis & Clark Law School, where she litigated National Environmental Policy Act, Endangered Species Act, and Freedom of Information Act cases against federal agencies and took a deep dive into agricultural pollution matters before the California State Water Board. Prior to that, Nina spent a year working on environmental justice, hazardous waste, and state renewable energy matters at the Environmental Law and Justice Clinic of Golden Gate University Law School. From 2012–2015, Nina was an appellate attorney in the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where she represented federal agencies in public lands, endangered species, and takings cases before the courts of appeals. Nina clerked in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and was a fellow at the Environmental Law Institute. She holds a B.S. and a J.D. from Stanford University.

The Latest from Nina Robertson

November 18, 2021

In the News: San Francisco Chronicle

California wants to be a climate leader? End the fixation with fossil gas

An opinion piece
A worker at the California Independent System Operator grid control center in Folsom, Calif., monitors the state’s energy grid in 2017
July 6, 2021

Gas Is Failing California. It's Time to Move on.

We need to forge solutions and policy from modern technology, modern ideas, and a clear-eyed resolve that rises above fear.
April 16, 2021

In the News: Utility Dive

Gas is failing California. It's time to move on.

An opinion piece
March 26, 2021

In the News: Inside EPA: Climate

California Move To Boost Gas Capacity Seen Undermining Climate Goals

"It will perpetuate environmental injustice because California's gas fleet disproportionately impacts vulnerable communities. Building new gas capacity at these sites will continue that injustice for decades into the future."
March 26, 2021

In the News: Nexus Media News

Harvesting Gas From Cow Poop Sounds Like a Good Idea. What About the People Who Live Next to the ‘Manure Lagoons’?

“To what other industry do we say, ‘Oh, we value the pollution you made’ instead of saying, ‘clean up your mess’?”
March 15, 2021

In the News: Utility Dive

California summer reliability rules driving utility fossil fuel plans, groups say in challenging CPUC

"The commission is digging us deeper into a hole by making us more dependent on fossil fuels … and it's doing so on the backs of communities that have been bearing the brunt of the pollution for far too long already."