Selena Kyle

Senior Attorney and Managing Litigator

Selena Kyle served as lead trial counsel for the remedy phase of NRDC's Clean Air Act citizen suit against the owner of the E.D. Edwards coal-fired power plant outside Peoria, Illinois. The settlement NRDC obtained in that case requires the plant to close by the end of 2022 and provides $8.6 million for Peoria-area bus electrification, energy efficiency, solar, lung health, and job training programs. Her past accomplishments include defeating a Monsanto challenge to California's decision to list the active ingredient in Roundup as a carcinogen, protecting neighbors of a Tennessee landfill from air and water contamination, and blocking a California state budget raid of $155 million in energy-efficiency funding. Kyle is the 2020 recipient of the American Constitution Society's Ruth Goldman Award, which recognizes contributions to the state of women in the legal profession and the goals of ACS. Before joining NRDC, Kyle clerked for Judge Susan Dlott on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. She holds a bachelor's in economics and urban studies and a J.D. from Stanford University. She is based in NRDC's Chicago office, where she manages the Chicago branch of the Litigation team. 


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