Robin Cooley

Deputy Managing Attorney Rocky Mountain Office


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Robin Cooley joined Earthjustice’s Rocky Mountain office as an associate attorney in 2002. She returned as a senior attorney in 2007 and became the deputy managing attorney in 2022.

Robin graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in environmental systems technology and attended University of Colorado Law School. After graduating law school in 1999, Robin spent a year in the Honor’s Program at the U.S. Department of the Interior. She then worked for the Western Environmental Law Center in Taos, NM.

Returning to Colorado, Robin taught in the Environmental Law Clinic at the University of Denver School of Law.

At Earthjustice, Robin is working to protect the wild places and species of the Rocky Mountain region from the harmful impacts of energy development and off-road vehicle use and to promote a clean energy future.

The Latest from Robin Cooley

March 9, 2021

In the News: Colorado Public Radio

These Little Devices On Oil Fields Make A Lot Of Emissions. New Regulations Could Change That

“It's significant because pneumatics are such a large source of methane emissions from this industry. This is a step in the right direction, but there's definitely going to be more that needs to be done to meet those targets in the future.”
Factory Butte in Utah
January 12, 2016

Court Says BLM Must Survey Utah’s Red Rock Country for Cultural Artifacts

After decades of foot dragging, the Bureau of Land Management must finally take necessary steps to protect Utah’s world-renowned archeological sites from off-road vehicles.
Drilling in the Uinta Basin near the town of Ouray.
November 13, 2014

Un-Fracking Believable: Smog in the Rural West

The people living in the Uinta Basin in eastern Utah are the unwitting participants in a massive scientific experiment whereby they're exposed to unhealthy levels of smog pollution.
Factory Butte in southern Utah.
November 13, 2013

A Victory for Utah’s Red Rock Country

Signaling the end of an era in which off-road vehicles like ATVs and jeeps were allowed to run roughshod over public lands, a federal judge in Utah has struck down a Bureau of Land Management ORV plan for 2.1-million acres of central Utah. Earthjustice attorneys and a coalition of conservation groups spent five years challenging…