Megan O'Toole

Submitted by lfanaeian on Mon, 5.9.22 - 15:29

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  • Director, RGGI, Inc. Board of Directors
  • Climate Change Mitigation Coordinator - Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation

Megan O’Toole is the Climate Change Mitigation Coordinator at the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). Megan is the lead strategist for design, implementation and review of strategies that mitigate the emission of greenhouse gas emissions and the cause of climate change in Vermont. She works with other state staff and stakeholders across the state, regionally and nationally to identify and implement cost-effective and beneficial policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from every sector of the economy. 

Megan previously served as the lead air quality and climate change counsel at Vermont DEC, where she advised the Department on various legal matters relating to criteria air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. Prior to her new role as Coordinator, she served for many years on the RGGI program committee and ad hoc legal advisory committee. She earned her JD and Master’s in Environmental Law and Policy from Vermont Law School. 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 and was a Knauss Marine Policy Fellow with the U.S. Department of State, Office of Ocean and Polar Affairs.

Megan lives on a homestead in rural Vermont with her family and six Belgian draft horses.