Timothy Ballo

Senior Attorney Washington, D.C. Office


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Timothy Ballo joined the Washington, D.C., office of Earthjustice as an associate attorney in 2007. His work focuses on litigation to address the problem of global climate change.

Tim received his BA from the University of Virginia in 1996, and his JD from Washington and Lee University in 2004. Following law school, he attended Columbia University, completing an MS in Urban Planning in 2006.

While at Columbia, Tim practiced part-time with a public interest environmental law firm specializing in Clean Air Act and Endangered Species Act litigation.

The Latest from Timothy Ballo

The Department of Energy, led by Rick Perry, is needlessly delaying energy efficiency rules that would save customers money and cut greenhouse gas emissions.
April 10, 2017

We’ll Take Rick Perry to Court to Defend Commonsense Climate Solutions

The Department of Energy, led by Rick Perry, is needlessly delaying energy efficiency rules that would save customers money and cut greenhouse gas emissions.
A new EPA proposal for national standards on methane can help reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change.
August 25, 2015

EPA's Common-Sense Climate Measure: Fix Methane Leaks

Last week, the U.S. EPA proposed the first national standards to limit methane pollution from the oil and gas sector.
June 25, 2013

How OMB Is Ruining the Earth’s Vacation

Tucked into the climate plan that President Obama unveiled today is an incomprehensibly large number that deserves some attention. The president has set a goal that energy efficiency standards for appliances and federal buildings set in his first and second terms combined will reduce carbon pollution by at least 3 billion metric tons cumulatively by…
August 16, 2012

Unplugged: Happy Motoring!

If you say the word “motor” to most people, they would probably think first of the motor in their car. Many people understandably take a great interest in the gasoline or diesel engine that gets them around. But while amateur mechanics across the country may spend their weekends fussing over these motors, I’ve yet to…
February 2, 2012

Unplugged: DOE Drops The Ball On Energy Standard

You probably pass by them all the time on the street without giving them a second glance: those gray cylinders on telephone poles. They are called distribution transformers — and they are a crucial component of the electric grid. They serve to reduce the high voltage used in distribution lines to the lower voltages we…
July 19, 2011

Unplugged: DOE Approves Codes for Residential Buildings

(Updated 7/20) This week, the Department of Energy announced new energy efficiency standards for all low-rise residential buildings (like houses, row-houses and small apartments) and commercial buildings. This means all states will need to review and make a determination about their residential building codes by July 2013.  DOE also committed to update the baseline standards…
July 8, 2011

Unplugged: A Push to Waste Energy

On Monday, the House of Representatives will consider legislation authored by Rep. Joe Barton to repeal federal energy efficiency standards for light bulbs, set to take effect next year. The standards have the support of environmental groups, consumer advocates, and lighting manufacturers and will save energy, reduce household electric bills and spur investment in advanced…