Erin Overtuf

Erin Overturf

Chief Energy Counsel

Program/Department: Clean Energy

Office Location: Colorado

Area of Focus:

Erin represents Western Resource Advocates in state regulatory proceedings and civil litigation, with a particular focus on the Colorado Public Utilities Commission. In this context, Erin advocates for policies that reduce the detrimental environmental impacts of electricity generation. Her current work includes defending the gains Colorado has achieved through its strong renewable energy standard and emission reduction programs, while pursuing strategic administrative litigation to expand energy efficiency, renewable energy resources, and other clean energy technologies.


Erin joined Western Resource Advocates in 2013. Previously, she served as an Assistant Solicitor General in the Office of the Colorado Attorney General. In that capacity, she represented state agencies such as the Colorado Public Utilities Commission, the Colorado Air Pollution Control Division, and the Colorado Energy Office. She also served as a clerk to Justice Alex Martinez of the Colorado Supreme Court.


J.D. from the American University Washington College of Law, and received a B.A. in both Economics and Anthropology from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Favorite thing about the West:

Bright blue skies that go on forever. And non-ironic facial hair.

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