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Tarah Heinzen

Senior Staff Attorney
Food & Water Watch

Tarah Heinzen is a senior attorney with Food & Water Watch (FWW), and joined FWW’s Food & Water Justice Program in 2015. She focuses on using litigation and other legal strategies to hold the factory farm industry accountable for its pollution and other harmful impacts, and to amplify grassroots advocacy campaigns. Before joining FWW, Tarah spent more than five years as an attorney at the Environmental Integrity Project, leading programs focused on enforcing laws that regulate factory farm water and air pollution, and restoring the Chesapeake Bay. She graduated cum laude with a certificate in environmental and natural resources law from Lewis & Clark Law School in 2009. Prior to law school, she spent two years as an organizer for the Sierra Club in Iowa, working to reduce factory farm pollution. She graduated cum laude from Macalester College with a B.A. in environmental studies and geology. Tarah works out of FWW’s Portland, Oregon office. She can be reached at theinzen(at)

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