Staff Counsel

Monica Mercola

Monica received her law degree from Brooklyn Law School where she developed an interest in the connection between civil rights issues and environmental issues and was published in the Brooklyn Law School Journal of Law and Policy. Previously, she studied Philosophy at Northeastern University. Prior to joining PEER, Monica has worked at Earthjustice as a Summer Law Clerk and at a variety of state and federal agencies including the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Monica enjoys biking around New York City, going to the farmer’s market, and making paella.

COMMENTARY | New Green Guides Must Address Renewable Energy

by | April 26, 2023
Concern about climate change creates fertile ground for misleading marketing claims around renewable energy and other environmental issues ...

COMMENTARY | The Hidden Dangers of Biosolids

by | December 7, 2022
Biosolids are often marketed as "all-natural" but we don’t think about the pollutants that are transferred to produce from the fertilizers ...

COMMENTARY | New Mexico Dairy Farmers’ Toxic Fight

by | June 6, 2022
A new Mexico Dairy farmer who lost his entire herd to PFAS contamination is yet another tragic example of the EPA's lack of action on PFAS regulation ...

COMMENTARY | Dunn Landfill’s Environmental Injustice

by | May 13, 2021
Dunn Landfill in New York impacts the residents of Rensselaer with problems like truck traffic, odor, dust and leachate ...

COMMENTARY | It’s Time to Ban Most PFAS Uses

by | April 14, 2021
Congress needs to step up and ban all but essential uses of PFAS and hold polluters accountable. Every delay in regulation increases exposure ...
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