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Kate Merlin, J.D.

Staff Attorney, Climate and Energy Program

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Katherine Lynn Toan Merlin is WildEarth Guardians’ Climate and Energy Program Colorado Attorney. She earned her J.D. from Vermont Law School in 2008, and an LLM in Natural Resources Law from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2013. Prior to joining Guardians she worked as a solo attorney in public interest environmental litigation and administrative law to protect Colorado’s people and places from the numerous harms imposed by the oil and gas industry. Raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., Kate began her career to protect the environment after a three-month trek through the southwest with the National Outdoor Leadership School. She earned a B.S. in environmental science from Northern Arizona University before beginning her career in law.