Hudson Kingston, Legal Director, joined CURE in 2023 with a background in environmental law, public health law, and consumer protection. He brings experience partnering with tribes, local nonprofits, low-income advocates, environmental and social justice groups, and local/state/territorial/federal public employees. Over the course of his career, he has worked in both the Midwest and Washington D.C. on litigation and policy related to climate change, water pollution impacts of mining, pesticide regulation, the environmental and health impacts of e-cigarettes, public records and government transparency, and environmental injustices perpetuated by the administrative state. At CURE he will be working on energy policy in rural areas, holding agencies accountable for their duties under environmental and transparency laws, and working in coalitions to protect forests from industrialization and over-exploitation.
Hudson attended Carleton College, received his J.D. from the University of Iowa School of Law, as well as Master of Laws degrees in human rights and international law from New York University and the National University of Singapore. A born and raised Minnesotan, Hudson lives in the home his grandparents built in the woods outside Ely, MN, where he spends his free time baking bread, chopping down balsams, and running.