Jayni Foley Hein
Natural Resources Director (On Leave)
Jayni Foley Hein is the Natural Resources Director at NYU School of Law's Institute for Policy Integrity, where her work and teaching center on federal climate, energy, and natural resources policy. She is currently working as Senior Director for Clean Energy, Infrastructure & NEPA at the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) in the Biden Administration.
Previously, she served as Executive Director of UC Berkeley School of Law’s Center for Law, Energy & the Environment and as an attorney at Latham & Watkins LLP. She has testified before U.S. Congress on federal mineral leasing, and before the California legislature on environmental and transportation regulation. She has authored numerous academic articles and reports on climate and environmental law topics and her written commentary has appeared in a variety of news outlets, including The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Slate, Politico, U.S News, and The San Francisco Chronicle. She earned her J.D., Order of the Coif, from UC Berkeley School of Law, and her B.A., with highest distinction, from the University of Virginia.
Bar and Court Admissions: State Bar of California | Supreme Court of the United States, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
Implementing NEPA in the Age of Climate Change
Published in the Michigan Journal of Environmental & Administrative Law
Federal Lands and Fossil Fuels: Maximizing Social Welfare in Federal Energy Leasing
Published in the Harvard Environmental Law Review.
Monumental Decisions: One-Way Levers towards Preservation in the Antiquities Act and Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act
Published in Environmental Law Review
Mineral Royalties: Historical Uses and Justifications
Published in the Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum
Next Steps to Reform the Regulations Governing Offshore Oil and Gas Planning and Leasing
Published in the Alaska Law Review
Look Before You Lease
Reducing Fossil Fuel Dominance on Public Lands by Accounting for Option Value
No Turning Back
An Analysis of EPA’s Authority to Withdraw California’s Preemption Waiver Under Section 209 of the Clean Air Act