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2023 Cleantech Panelist Speaker

Sierra Weaver

Senior Attorney

Southern Environmental Law Center


Sierra Weaver is a senior attorney in the Southern Environmental Law Center’s Chapel Hill office and the leader of the organization’s Coast and Wetlands program. She first began her career at SELC in 2001 as an associate attorney, before she left to spend a decade in Washington, D.C., as an attorney for Ocean Conservancy and then Defenders of Wildlife. Sierra rejoined SELC in 2013.

Under Sierra’s leadership, SELC has spearheaded efforts with partner organizations and coastal communities to stop offshore drilling from coming to the Atlantic coast. Her work on offshore drilling began in law school and continued through efforts in California, the Arctic, and the Gulf of Mexico. In 2010, Sierra became heavily involved in litigation, legislative, and administrative advocacy surrounding the response to the Deepwater Horizon disaster.