Megan O’Reilly is an Associate with the Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP), an independent, non-partisan, non-governmental organization dedicated to accelerating the transition to a clean, reliable, and efficient energy future. Before joining RAP, O’Reilly worked with the Coalition for Clean Affordable Energy (CCAE)—a group of local, regional, and national non-governmental organizations—to advance clean energy policy in New Mexico. As a Robert Bosch Foundation Fellow, Megan spent a year in Germany exploring areas of common interest in German and U.S. energy policy. O’Reilly’s work in energy policy is informed by her experience using environmental law to protect communities and the health of the environment. As staff attorney and later Climate and Energy Program director at the Western Environmental Law Center, she focused on the effects of coal and natural gas production and combustion in the Western United States. O’Reilly earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies and a juris doctor from the University of Colorado.