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About Our Work

The Northeast is one of the most populated areas of the country, and protecting the region's public health is one of our top priorities. Our Northeast office halts the discharge of toxic chemicals into drinking water, cleans up abandoned waste sites, and pushes for greater consumer safety measures for household cleaners. In addition, our focus on curbing the use of fossil fuels aims to move the Northeast towards a more sustainable energy future.


Quick Facts

Year opened: 2008
Meet our staff:
   · Managing Attorney Deborah Goldberg, on fracking
   · Attorney Marianne Engleman Lado, on confined animal feeding operations and public health
   · Managing Attorney Abbie Dillen, on planning for a clean energy future


Office Information

48 Wall Street, 19th Floor
New York, NY  10005
(212) 845-7376

1617 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 1675
Philadelphia, PA  19103
(215) 717-4520

Vice President of Climate & Energy
Abigail Dillen

Managing Attorneys, Northeast
Deborah Goldberg
Marianne Engelman Lado

Managing Attorney, Coal Program
Shannon Fisk

Christopher Amato
Hannah Chang
Thomas Cmar
Jocelyn D'Ambrosio
Eve Gartner
Bridget Lee
Charles McPhedran
Moneen Nasmith
Lisa Perfetto
Mary Whittle

Erin Whalen

Pro Bono Fellow
Ben Cole

Litigation Assistants
Alok Disa
Katharine Thompson
Grant Tolley

Campaign Manager
Kathleen Sutcliffe

Office Manager
Kristine Taylor

Press Contact
Liz Judge

See bar admissions of our legal staff

Office Spotlight

Citizens vote by boat against gas storage in Seneca Lake, NY. Controversial gas storage projects in the area have been the subject of local concern and nationwide attention.  Read more.

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More than 80,000 chemicals are currently approved for use in the United States, and over 15,000 are "secret." The vast majority have never been tested for safety. The U.S. often allows industry free rein, while communities are left in the dark about what is in their water, air, and household products. Managing Attorney Marianne Engelman Lado discusses Earthjustice's work to fix our nation's broken toxics regulatory system and to lift the secrecy around chemical safety.

While Governor Cuomo’s DEC sits idly by, local leaders take decisive action