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California Office

California red firs at Mineral King's Timber Gap. (Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
The California regional office protects the Golden State by safeguarding its air and water quality, preserving public lands and restoring key ecosystems such as the Bay Delta.

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From the snow-capped mountains of the Sierra Nevada and the depths of Death Valley to the cropland of the Central Valley, California is a remarkably diverse state.

The California regional office protects the Golden State by safeguarding its air and water quality from industrial and agricultural pollution.

We are also working to preserve California's public lands from rampant development and restore the environment of key regions such as the San Francisco Bay Delta.

Recent News from the California Office:

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Contact California Office

50 California St., Ste. 500
San Francisco, CA  94111
(415) 217-2000

800 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1010
Los Angeles, CA  90017
(415) 217-2000


Stacey Geis Managing Attorney

Adenike Adeyeye Research & Policy Analyst

Paul Cort Staff Attorney

Elizabeth Forsyth Associate Attorney

Yana Garcia Associate Attorney

Irene Gutierrez Associate Attorney

Greg Loarie Staff Attorney

Adrian Martinez Staff Attorney

Trent Orr Staff Attorney

Will Rostov Staff Attorney

Andrea Treece Staff Attorney

John Wall Litigation Assistant

Rikki Weber Litigation Assistant

Paul Wilde-Hickman Office Manager

Tamara Zakim Associate Attorney

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Regional Office: Spotlight Features

The Case of the Vanishing Honey Bee: Pesticides and the Perfect Crime

Since the mid-2000's, the die-off of domesticated bees has been so dramatic that the bee researchers coined a new phrase: Colony Collapse Disorder. What makes these die-offs different is that frequently the bees just vanish. One beekeeper calls this the Perfect Crime: no bodies, no murder weapon, no bees.

Coral and Parrotfish: A Love Story

Go diving, in a video with attorney Andrea Treece as she explores the role parrotfish play in protecting the Caribbean coral reef ecosystem.

The California Drought

California's historic drought has dredged up old feuds over who can lay claim to water in a thirsty state. As the powerful lobby for the agricultural industry—which currently consumes 80% of California's water supply—cries for more water to be pumped to their farms in the arid regions of the Central Valley, just who would be left high and dry?

Photos: Protecting Lives & Lungs From Smog

The EPA is under court order to take action to limit the amount of smog allowed into the air. Listening sessions were conducted across the country on the proposed ozone standards. These are stories from the hearing held in Sacramento, CA.

Pipeline on Wheels

Crude-by-rail is rolling into America's cities. Railroad shipments of volatile crude oil have increased 6,000 percent from 2008 to 2014, alarming citizens who weren’t told of the danger passing through their communities.