Megan O'Toole '09

Biography

Megan (Campbell) O’Toole is an Associate General Counsel with the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), where she works primarily on air quality issues. As an Associate General Counsel, Megan assists the Air Quality and Climate Division in working with EPA to fulfill Vermont’s obligations related to Clean Air Act delegated authority, implementing and enforcing low and zero emission vehicle regulations, administering and ensuring compliance with the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative cap and trade program, amending the air pollution control regulations, and working with the public, regulated community, and the legislature on air quality issues impacting the state.

Megan earned her JD and MELP from Vermont Law School in 2009. Prior to starting at DEC, Megan worked as an Attorney-Advisor for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office of General Counsel Natural Resources Section where she assisted with the Natural Resource Damage Assessment of the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and related work of the multi-state and federal agency Trustee Council. Before joining NOAA, Megan was a Knauss Marine Policy Fellow with the U.S. Department of State, Office of Ocean and Polar Affairs. In law school, Megan interned for the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources and NOAA’s Office of General Counsel International Law Section. Megan worked part-time for the Environmental & Natural Resources Law Clinic during the Fall of 2008. While at the Environmental & Natural Resources Law Clinic, Megan worked with attorneys from the Conservation Law Foundation drafting briefs related to an appeal of a wastewater treatment facility’s NPDES permit before EPA’s Environmental Appeals Board, and coordinated and reviewed FOIA requests made to support of the work of the Clinic.