Margaret Caravelli

Partner Washington
(202) 661-6342
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Education
  • Skidmore College
    B.A., Government & History, highest honors, Phi Beta Kappa, Periclean Scholar
  • American University, Washington College of Law
    J.D., 1999
Bar Admissions
  • Maryland, 1999
  • District of Columbia, 2016
About Margaret
With over a dozen years of federal policy experience, Margaret's background in transportation fuels and climate change policy makes her unique in that she participated in the drafting and negotiating of comprehensive energy and transportation legislation enacted in the last decade.
Q&A
  • What types of clients do you represent?

    My clients include petroleum refiners, oil and natural gas pipeline owners, retail gasoline marketers, as well as electric utilities.  

  • What type of matters do you work on most often?

    The matters I work on the most often focus on legislative initiatives involving the Clean Air Act (CAA) and electricity generation, petroleum refining and transportation fuels as well as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)'s regulation of emissions from power plants, petroleum refining and transportation fuels under the CAA.  

  • What do you find most exciting about your work?
  • What previous experiences, prior to your work at Balch, influence your practice?
MORE ABOUT Margaret
  • U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Energy & Commerce: Drafted amendments to the Clean Air Act enacted into law as part of comprehensive energy and transportation legislation which created the Renewable Fuel Standard for transportation fuels, limited the number of boutique transportation fuel blends permitted under the law, and revised the transportation conformity determination process. (2004-2006)
  • U.S. Senate, Committee on Environment and Public Works: Served as Senior Clean Air Act Counsel responsible for oversight of and legislative options in response to new and existing power plant greenhouse gas emissions regulatory proposals, the Renewable Fuel Standard, and National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). (2013-2014)
  • U.S. Senate Committee Consideration of Nomination of EPA Administrator: Served as lead counsel responsible for the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works  consideration of the nomination of 13th Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.  (2013)
  • U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Science, Space, and Technology: Chief Counsel to the Chairman and Members of the Committee on all legislative, procedural, and jurisdictional matters. (2007-2013)
  • Petroleum refiners & petrochemical manufacturers: Senior Legislative and Federal Affairs Counsel on federal energy and environmental legislation and regulation for a national trade association representing U.S. petroleum refiners and petrochemical manufacturers. (2006-2007)
 
        Education
        • Skidmore College, B.A., Government & History, highest honors, Phi Beta Kappa, Periclean Scholar
        • American University, Washington College of Law, J.D., 1999
        Bar Admissions
        • Maryland, 1999
        • District of Columbia, 2016
        Professional Affiliations
        • Maryland State Bar Association