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Amy Pickle

Director, State Policy Program


Amy Pickle directs the State Policy Program at Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability. She focuses on state and local roles in developing energy resources, including oil and gas development and production; the interaction among federal, state and local water management policies; the role of water utilities in provision of ecosystem services; and local governments’ efforts to adapt to climate change. She also has worked extensively on water and energy governance at the state level, including effective stakeholder engagement and improving regulatory processes. She served on both the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission and the North Carolina Mining and Energy Commission.
Pickle is a senior lecturing fellow at Duke Law School, where she teaches energy law. Previously, she was a senior attorney at the Southern Environmental Law Center and an assistant attorney general with the North Carolina Department of Justice Environmental Division.