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Michael Myers

Michael Myers

NYS Ofc of the Attorney General
Assistant Attorney General
Albany, NY, USA

Michael J. Myers is Senior Counsel for Air Pollution and Climate Change Litigation in the Environmental Protection Bureau of the New York State Attorney General’s Office. He previously served for ten years as Chief of the Bureau’s Affirmative Litigation Section in Albany, in which he supervised and participated in litigation involving violations of state and federal air, water, and waste laws. He oversees much of the Bureau’s climate change cases, including litigation over EPA’s greenhouse gas regulations for fossil-fueled power plants, and argued before an en banc D.C. Circuit Court in the Clean Power Plan litigation. Mr. Myers also worked on the successful defense of New York’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. He has served as lead counsel on several challenges to EPA rules in the D.C. Circuit, including those concerning air quality standards (particulate matter, ozone) and New Source Review, and has litigated several enforcement cases against in-state and out-of-state power plants for Clean Air Act violations. In 2013, the ABA’s Section of Environment, Energy and Resources named Mr. Myers government attorney of the year for his accomplishments in environmental litigation on behalf of New York.  He is a graduate of Vermont Law School and Cornell University.

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