Climate and Energy

Policy & Litigation Attorney

Hudson Kingston

Hudson, a born and raised Minnesotan, helps public employees hold governments to account for environmental harm in the Midwest and across the country. He comes to PEER after working with public health, consumer protection, and environmental organizations in both Washington DC and the Midwest. Over the course of his career he has worked on litigation and policy related to climate change, addressing the water pollution impacts of mining, pesticide regulation, the environmental and health impacts of e-cigarettes, and environmental injustices perpetuated by the administrative state. It has been his honor to partner in this work with tribes, local nonprofits, low-income advocates, coalitions of environmental and social justice groups, and local/state/territorial/federal public employees. Hudson received his law degree from the University of Iowa School of Law, and two Masters of Laws degrees in human rights and international law from New York University and the National University of Singapore. He received his bachelor’s degree in French and English Literature from Carleton College, in Minnesota. At one point he was an avid runner and even won a marathon, but he won’t mention it again if you don’t.

COMMENTARY | Extreme Judicial Activism in West Virginia v. EPA

by | June 30, 2022
The ruling, in effect, smothers any attempt to use EPA's existing statutory authorities to control carbon emissions or meaningfully slow climate change ...

Minnesota Power Plant Must Undergo Environmental Review

by | June 23, 2022
Public Utilities Commission Agrees with Petitioners that New Oil-Fired Unit Must Be Studied Under MEPA ...

PEERMail | Getting Climate Right

by | May 16, 2022
There is no easy formula for stopping, or even slowing, the effects of climate change but we know that inaction is making it worse ...

Human Rights & Climate Change: Iowa’s Challenges and Opportunities

by | May 12, 2022
Iowa Center for Human Rights webinar on climate change, key challenges, and the impact on human rights from local and global perspectives ...

Minnesotans Demand Environmental Review of Oil-burning Power Plant Proposal

by | May 10, 2022
Groups Encourage MN Residents and Landowners to Sign MEPA Petition ...

COMMENTARY | Going Big on Land Conservation in 30×30

by | April 1, 2022
Meeting the climate change and biodiversity goals of 30x30 must include conservation of as much of our lands as possible ...