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Teresa Berwick Clemmer
Teresa Clemmer

Trustees for Alaska

121 W Fireweed Ln
Anchorage, AK99503

Teresa Clemmer has more than 20 years experience representing clients in a wide variety of civil litigation and regulatory proceedings involving environmental and natural resource issues. Her substantive areas of experience and expertise include air quality (CAA), water quality (CWA), wetlands dredge-and-fill permitting (CWA 404), public land management (NFMA, FLPMA, etc), environmental impact assessment (NEPA), subsistence (ANILCA 810), historic properties (NHPA 106), wildlife and endangered species (ESA, MMPA, etc), renewable energy (PURPA 210), historic rights-of-way (RS2477), oil spill prevention and response (OPA, FRP, SPCC, etc), contaminated sites (CERCLA), solid and hazardous waste (RCRA), shipping and maritime law (MARPOL, SOLAS, Polar Code, etc), climate change, and other subject areas.

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EPA Region:
Region 10 – (AK, ID, OR, WA & 271 native tribes)
Year of induction:
Princeton University, AB, 1994 Georgetown University Law Center, JD, 1999
Alaska Bar (active) California Bar (voluntarily resigned) Vermont Bar (voluntarily resigned)
Court Admissions:
State of Alaska (active) State of California (voluntarily resigned) State of Vermont (voluntarily resigned) U.S. Court of Appeal - Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeal - First Circuit U.S. District Court - District of Alaska U.S. District Court - Northern District of California U.S. District Court - District of Maine (pro hac vice) U.S. District Court - District of Columbia (pro hac vice)
Professional Societies and Organizations:
Palmer-Wasilla Community Emergency Response Team, Member (2020 to Present) Greater Farm Loop Community Council, Chair (2016 to 2020) Mat-Su Junior Nordics, Steering Committee, Member (2013-2017) Magic Mountain Children's Center, Member of Board of Directors (2008-2011)
Representative Publications:
1. Agriculture and the Clean Air Act, chapter in FOOD, AGRICULTURE, AND ENVIRONMENTAL LAW (Mary Jane Angelo, Jason Czarnezki, and William Eubanks, eds., Envtl. Law Inst. 2013). 2. Staving Off the Climate Crisis, The Sectoral Approach Under the Clean Air Act, 40 ENVT'L L. 1125 (2011), excerpt reprinted in CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE LAW (Chris Wold, David Hunter, and Melissa Powers, eds., LexisNexis 2d ed. 2013). 3. Responsibility and Liability for Environmental Damage, A Roadmap for International Environmental Regimes, 10 GEO. INTL ENV. L. REV. 257 (1998) (student note).
Illustrative Projects:
1. Litigation on behalf of three Alaska Native Gwichin Tribal governments challenging U.S. Bureau of Land Management approval of oil and gas leasing program on the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge 2. Litigation on behalf of Alaska Native regional non-profit organization and five Tribal governments challenging decisions of multiple federal agencies concerning 211-mile Ambler Road Project in Interior Alaska 3. Rulemaking petition on behalf of wind energy company to bring Alaska utility regulations concerning independent renewable energy producers into compliance with federal law 4. Representation and advocacy on behalf of Alaskan-owned oilfield support company to resolve air quality enforcement action brought by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 5. Litigation preparation and advocacy relating to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permit for 92-mile liquefied natural gas pipeline in Puerto Rico, which would have harmed more than 40 endangered species and numerous local communities 6. Litigation on behalf of non-profit environmental organization against U.S. Environmental Protection Agency based on its failure to adequately regulate both conventional and greenhouse gas pollution from nitric acid plants 7. Litigation on behalf of Passamaquoddy Tribe members against U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs relating to its approval of long-term lease for liquefied natural gas facility in northeastern Maine, which threatened endangered bowhead whales and Tribal community