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Linda Karen Breggin

Environmental Law Institute

3701 West End Avenue

Linda Breggin is a Senior Attorney with the Environmental Law Institute where she has managed a wide range of environmental law and policy projects for over 20 years. She is also a Senior Strategic Advisor to the Nashville Food Waste Initiative. Among her projects is the Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review, a collaboration with Vanderbilt University Law School, in which students work with her and her co-instructor as well as an expert advisory committee to select some of the most innovative proposals in the legal academic literature each year and showcase them for policymakers and practitioners at an annual conference and in the August issue of the Environmental Law Reporter. She is the author of the Around the States column in The Environmental Forum, ELIs award-winning policy journal. Ms. Breggin previously served as an Associate Director in the White House Office on Environmental Policy, Counsel to a congressional subcommittee, a Special Assistant in the Office of Enforcement, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Counsel to a large, New York-based law firm. She is a graduate of Tulane University and the University of Chicago Law School.

Work Phone:
202 558 3102

EPA Region:
Region 4 – (AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, and TN)
Year of induction:
JD University of Chicago 1988 BA Tulane 1984
DC 1988 Maryland 1988
Professional Societies and Organizations:
Friends of Warner Parks, Secretary and Board Member, 2015-2020 Advisory Committee, 2020-present Nashville Mayor Coopers Sustainability Advisory Committee Co-Chair, 2019-present Metro Nashville and Davidson County, Solid Waste Master Plan Task Force, Member, 2017-2019 Harpeth Conservancy, Board Member, 2005-2008 Advisory Committee Member, 2014-present
Representative Publications:
Columnist, Around the States, The Environmental Forum (2011- present). Co-Author, Tackling the Problem of CAFOs and Climate Change A New Path to Improved Animal Welfare Chapter in What Can Animal Law Learn from Environmental Law, R. Abate ed. (ELI 2020). Co-Author, Landscape Analysis of Community Composting in Nashville (ELI February 2020).