Margaret Badding

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Research Associate

Margaret Badding joined the Environmental Law Institute as a Research Associate in August 2021. Margaret is currently assisting with research on the effectiveness of California Tribal consultation laws, AB 52 and SB 18, in promoting Tribal sovereignty and well-being. Margaret also contributes to the Environmental Law Reporter by researching changes in environmental regulations at the state level. In addition, she assists with ELI’s China Program, which seeks to improve environmental policy and regulation in China and manages ELI’s Vibrant Environment Blog. Before joining ELI as a Research Associate, Margaret researched politics surrounding renewable energy and transmission construction in New York state as well as analyzed GHG inventory reports and climate change policies of major global cities. As a Research and Publications Intern in 2020, she contributed to several projects including ELI’s Local Government Compliance Assistance Center, Ocean Program, and Innovation Lab. Margaret grew up in upstate New York and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Philosophy Politics & Economics (PPE) and Psychology, with a minor in Environmental Studies.