Patrice Simms Joins Earthjustice!

Leading Environmental Attorney and Legal Scholar Joins Earthjustice Patrice Simms, a Howard University law professor and former Obama Administration Appointee, assumes role as Vice President of Litigation in Earthjustice’s Washington DC Office WASHINGTON, DC – Leading environmental attorney and legal scholar, Patrice Simms, who previously worked at Howard University...

President Obama Designates National Monuments Honoring Civil Rights History

In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, today, President Obama is designating three new national monuments honoring our country’s civil rights history and taking new steps to promote diversity in our national parks and other public lands. Building on the Administration’s commitment to protecting places that are culturally...

Green 2.0 releases first-of-its kind report on Diversity and Search Firms

NEW YORK, N.Y. — Thursday, at an event at The New School in New York City, Green 2.0, the only organization solely dedicated to increasing racial diversity across mainstream environmental NGOs, foundations and government agencies, released its new report Diversity Derailed: Limited Demand, Effort and Results in Environmental C-Suite...

Cities and States Lead on Climate Change

By Jeff Biggers IOWA CITY — THE wind turbines that rise out of the cornfields here reminded me on a recent drive of one postelection truth, even in the red state of Iowa. As President-elect Donald J. Trump considers whether to break the United States commitment to the Paris...

You are invited to a Meet & Greet Fundraiser with Maurice M. Sampson II the newly appointed Director, Eastern Pennsylvania Clean Water Action

Please join us in welcoming Maurice M Sampson II, a life-long environmentalist, Philadelphia’s first recycling coordinator, national recycling advocate, and Delaware Valley entrepreneur. Maurice served on the National Clean Water Action Board of Directors for 25 years. A Philadelphia resident for 30 years, Maurice is an active civic leader....

Earthjustice Responds to President-elect Trump’s Pick for Attorney General

President-elect Trump should retract this announcement or the Senate should reject this nomination November 18, 2016 San Francisco — Statement from Earthjustice President Trip Van Noppen: “The U.S. Attorney General is sworn to enforce and uphold the laws of our nation — not just laws that protect our right...

U.S. Companies to Trump: Don’t Abandon Global Climate Deal

Hundreds of American companies, including Mars, Nike, Levi Strauss and Starbucks, have urged President-elect Donald J. Trump not to abandon the Paris climate deal, saying a failure by the United States to build a clean economy endangers American prosperity. In a plea addressed to Mr. Trump — as well...

No ‘Short Cut’ Seen for Trump Environmental Rollback

By John Herzfeld There is no “short cut” for President-elect Donald Trump to roll back environmental regulations but the incoming administration still could target Obama era rules, a former Justice Department official said Nov. 15. “The beauty of the administrative process is that the agency can change its mind,...