Jeremy Orr

Senior Attorney, Safe Water Initiative

Jeremy Orr focuses on drinking water and source water protection issues, working to ensure that everyone has access to safe, sufficient, and affordable drinking water. With a background in grassroots community organizing and public interest law, Orr most recently served as the national state program director for the Peoples Climate Movement and as an environmental justice coordinator for the Transnational Environmental Law Clinic. Orr holds a bachelor’s, master’s, and law degree from Michigan State University. He is based in NRDC's Chicago office.


An Ally in the Fight for Safe, Affordable Drinking Water for All

Detroit native Jeremy Orr combines his personal experience and community organizing roots with his legal expertise to help communities of color in Michigan and Illinois dismantle environmental racism.

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