Environmental Defense Fund
Erica is a Senior Attorney with Environmental Defense Fund’s California Climate program. Since joining EDF in 2009, her work has taken her into all branches of California government from the courts to the Legislature and the Governor’s office to agencies like the California Air Resources Board. Erica has been directly involved in defending AB 32 programs from major litigation including cases challenging the Low Carbon Fuel Standard, cap-and-trade offsets, and cap-and-trade auctions. Erica has lead EDF advocacy during regulatory proceeding at the Air Resources Board to update the cap-and-trade program, approve the First Update to the AB 32 Scoping Plan, and to link California program to Quebec’s. In January, EDF released a report reviewing the first two years of cap and trade in California that Erica co-authored.
Before joining EDF Erica worked on market-based fisheries management in Sub-Saharan Africa and has authored a peer reviewed paper on the genetics of a pathogenic fungus that attacks amphibians. Erica holds a JD from the UC Davis School of Law and has an undergraduate degree from Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment.