Talk of the Bay
Talk of the Bay
Molly Morabito of the Climate Law Institute on the executive powers President Biden can use to take significant action on climate
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Molly Morabito, is a climate organizer with the Climate Law Institute to support communities mobilizing for a just transition off fossil fuels. Molly supports campaign and coalition work to obtain specific science-based, progressive climate actions from the federal government, such as ending all federal fossil fuel leases and permits, banning crude oil and gas exports, declaring a climate emergency, and paving the way for a nationwide just transition that fully phases out fossil fuel production. The Center for Biological Diversity and the Climate Law Institute recently issued a report outlining the legal basis for executive action on climate that could be exercised by President Biden.

Prior to joining the Center team, Molly was a Senior Research Associate at Lawrence Berkeley Labs working to increase the adoption of clean energy technologies across the federal sector. She received her MSc in Environmental Policy and Regulation from the London School of Economics and Political Science and an interdisciplinary B.A. in Communications, Legal Studies, Economics, and Government from American University. She has previously worked on clean energy and climate policy advocacy in positions held at the Environmental Defense Fund, Citizens Climate Lobby, Alliance to Save Energy, the U.S. Senate, and more.

A deep love of nature and wildlife has been a driving force for Molly’s work in the climate movement, along with the conviction that all communities deserve equal access to clean air and water, and a healthy planet to call home.

The Climate Law Institute is one of over 150 organizations in the coalition People vs. Fossil Fuels.