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Chandra Rosenthal

Chandra, a Colorado native, heads up the office as Rocky Mountain PEER Counsel. Chandra, formerly staff attorney with Defenders of Wildlife specializing in endangered species and public lands issues, has also worked for the U.S. Department of Justice and, under a legal fellowship, worked on a Superfund site with the Department of Energy. "I view my job as helping the region’s public service professionals do their jobs of protecting the diverse and abundant natural resources of the Rockies," states Rosenthal. Chandra earned her law degree in 1993 at the Lewis and Clark Northwestern School of Law, where she focused her studies on environmental law.

Op-Ed | An alarm is raised, little is done, and employees flee

by | July 13, 2022
Fed up with the state’s failure to regulate air permits, three state employees came forward about a year ago, but little has changed ...

Opinion: An alarm is raised, little is done, and employees flee

by Colorado Sun | July 8, 2022
Fed up with the state’s failure to regulate air permits and after years of quietly watching the quality of Colorado’s air decline, about a year ago three state employees bravely came forward. The whistleblowers called out the state Air Pollution Control Division for rubber-stamping ...

Op-Ed | The Success of Biden’s America the Beautiful Plan Hinges on Empowering Federal Employees

by Government Executive | April 6, 2022
With lofty proclamations and admirable ambition, the Biden administration set its sights on preserving 30% of American lands and waters by 2030. In order to meet the goals of its America the Beautiful plan, which is part of the worldwide “30 by 30” conservation initiative, the ...

Chandra Rosenthal: Utah rangelands suffer as BLM staffing dwindles

by Salt Lake Tribune | March 17, 2022
From the red rock canyons of Moab to the sagebrush flanked shores of Bear Lake, Bureau of Land Management land covers vast swathes of Utah. These nearly 23 million acres of public land draw broad user groups and underpin local economies. On BLM land in Utah, hikers traverse lonely country ...

Op-Ed | Why KC Becker holds the key to Front Range air quality

by | February 8, 2022
Colorado has been badly out of compliance with National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for a decade now. It's getting worse, not better ...