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Meleah Geertsma

Meleah Geertsma Attorney, Midwest Program

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State and federal air regulation, climate change law and policy, public health impact analysis.


Meleah Geertsma is an Attorney with NRDC’s Midwest Program, where she focuses on strategies for reducing air and water pollution in Midwest states, as well as national policies for controlling methane from the oil and gas sector. Prior to joining the Midwest Program in 2012, Meleah was a member of NRDC’s Climate and Clean Air Program in Washington, D.C., working on federal and state avenues to address greenhouse gases.

Before coming to NRDC, Meleah worked on air pollution issues in the Midwest for six years, co-taught an undergraduate seminar on Environmental Law and Policy at the University of Chicago, and spent two years in health care antitrust at the Federal Trade Commission before attending law school. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School and holds a master’s of public health from the Harvard School of Public Health and a bachelor’s degree from Brown University.

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