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  • Upstate New York, near the Town of Dryden.
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    Upstate New York, near the Town of Dryden. (Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
  • Be Be White, with his son Brayton (left) and Jahcere, walk through the Ezra Prentice complex.
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    Northeast

    Residents of Ezra Prentice Homes in Albany mobilized to protect their community from a crude-by-rail terminal.
  • Emma Turgeon, a young scientist of the Hyperbolics team, holds up an old lead wheel weight.
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    Northeast

    Wheel weights are a major source of lead contamination in our communities. (Matt Roth for Earthjustice)
The Northeast office is at the forefront of issues at the intersection of energy, environmental health, and social justice.

Signature Work

Located in New York City, the Northeast Office's legal work includes national efforts to protect farmworkers from toxic pesticides and enforce the rights of communities disproportionately burdened by pollution, and regional efforts promoting a shift from fossil fuels to clean energy solutions.

Hastening the Transition from Fossil Fuels to Clean Energy

Partnering with nonprofit organizations and communities, Earthjustice is securing major cuts in greenhouse gas emissions by reducing our nation’s dependence on fossil fuels, fighting expansion of oil and gas infrastructure that could lock in dependence on fossil fuels for decades to come, and ramping up reliance on renewables and energy efficiency. We accomplish this by deploying our litigation skills in court and in regulatory proceedings, bolstered by powerful communications and legislative strategies. Collectively, our work is transforming the nation’s energy economy.

Some highlights of this work include:

Fighting for Healthy Communities

Earthjustice works to safeguard the fundamentals of human health—the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the water we drink. We’re reforming our nation’s broken chemical regulatory system and remaking our food system into one that nourishes and sustains life.

Our efforts in the Northeast are focused on fighting for stronger federal protections against toxic substances used in manufacturing; holding government agencies accountable for actions that subject already overburdened communities to further environmental injustices; and developing strategies that significantly reduce health, environmental, and climate harms in the production of our food and make healthy food more available and affordable for all.

Some highlights of this work include:

Landmark Victories

Read about a few of the Northeast Office's significant victories:

Each year, Earthjustice achieves more than fifty victories. See all recent victories from the Northeast and across Earthjustice.

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Contact Northeast Office

48 Wall Street, 19th Fl.
New York, NY  10005
(212) 845-7376
neoffice@earthjustice.org

Staff

Lisa Garcia VP of Litigation for Healthy Communities

Deborah Goldberg Managing Attorney

Christopher Amato Staff Attorney

Lindsay Burtchell Individual Gift Officer

Hannah Chang Staff Attorney

Alexandra de Mucha Pino Program Associate

Alok Disa Litigation Assistant

Allison Kvien Legal Fellow

Christine Qubain Ernst Law Grad Clerk

Eve Gartner Staff Attorney

Moneen Nasmith Staff Attorney

Suzanne Novak Staff Attorney

Alyssa Ridley Individual Gifts Officer

Kathleen Scatassa Advocacy Communications Manager

Dawa Sherpa Office Assistant

Jonathan Smith Associate Attorney

Anne-Marie Stehn Office Manager

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