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Sean Dixon

Staff Attorney



Sean Dixon joined Riverkeeper as a Hudson River Program Staff Attorney in early 2014. Sean’s diverse workload ranges from stormwater control and habitat protection to fossil fuel advocacy and climate change adaptation and resiliency planning. Sean is also working on many urban water issues, including Superfund remediation and green infrastructure, and supports concerned citizens taking action to remedy water quality violations in their neighborhoods.

As part of this work, Sean is a member of the Gowanus Canal Superfund CAG, sits on the Steering Committees for the SWIM Coalition and Newtown Creek Superfund CAG, and serves on the Technical Advisory Boards of the Billion Oyster Project and the New York City/FEMA Resilient Industry Study.

Sean is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Pace Law School, a Senior Fellow of the Environmental Leadership Program, a Volunteer SCUBA Diver at the New York Aquarium, Co-Founder of Village Fishmonger, and sits on the Council of the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy and Resources Law.

Sean received his J.D. and LL.M. from Pace Law School, where he studied environmental and climate change law. He also earned a Masters of Environmental Management in coastal ecology and climate science from Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and a B.A. in marine biology and geology at Boston University’s Marine Program. Before joining Riverkeeper, Sean spent several years working as the Coastal Policy Attorney at Clean Ocean Action, worked as a fisheries observer in the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska, and spent two years as a Lecturer on coastal zone resource management at Yale University.

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