Mark Lucas joined Riverkeeper in May of 2011 as a staff attorney with Riverkeeper’s Hudson River Program, and principally works on the Clean Water Act permitting and water quality certification matters relating to the Indian Point nuclear power plant pending before the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Previously, he served as a water quality attorney for the State of Vermont’s Department of Environmental Conservation and Natural Resources Board, concentrating on permitting, regulation, litigation and enforcement under the Clean Water Act and Vermont’s statewide land use law known as “Act 250,” and providing testimony to the Vermont Legislature on water quality legislation. Prior to that time, he worked in private practice in upstate New York on a variety of environmental matters, principally focusing on cases addressing the permitting of major electric generating facilities. Mr. Lucas graduated from Vermont Law School in 2000 where he served on the Vermont Law Review. He also holds a Master of Studies in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School. Before attending law school, Mr. Lucas worked as a backcountry ranger in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and Maine for the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Trails Program.