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Policy & Legislation

Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice
Earthjustice's hard-won legal victories are often targeted by industry for legislative rollback. The Policy & Legislation team works on Capitol Hill to strengthen environmental laws and uphold our legal accomplishments.

Signature Work

When Earthjustice wins big environmental victories in court, anti-environmental interests in Washington, D.C. often try to have Congress to overturn those court decisions through legislation.

To solidify the enduring impact of our legal victories, the Policy & Legislation team in Washington, D.C. works with champions in Congress to craft legislation that supports and extends our gains. The Policy & Legislation team also works to protect and strengthen federal environmental laws, and to prevent legislative attempts to undermine environmental progress.

Earthjustice promotes citizen enforcement of environmental laws and fight for new safeguards that go beyond current standards. The Policy & Legislation team advocates for stronger laws safeguarding children from toxic chemicals, protecting clean water standards,and tackling climate change.

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Contact Policy & Legislation Office

1625 Mass. Ave., NW, Ste. 702
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 745-5217
jcollins@earthjustice.org

Staff

Marty Hayden VP, Policy & Legislation

Phone: (202) 745-5217

Jenifer Collins Legislative Assistant

Issue Area: Legislative staff support

Phone: (202) 745-5217

Andrea L. Delgado Legislative Representative

Issue Areas: Environmental health; pesticides (worker & child exposures); toxic chemicals (TSCA reform); solid & hazardous waste (coal ash, Superfund)

Phone: (202) 797-5240

Jessica Ennis Sr. Legislative Representative

Issue Areas: Oil & gas development; Arctic

Phone: (202) 745-5202

Chris Espinosa Legislative Representative

Issue Areas: Clean water (CWA); mountaintop removal (SMCRA)

Phone: (202) 745-5223

Raul Garcia Associate Legislative Counsel

Issue Areas: Oil & gas development; NEPA

Phone: (202) 797-5251

Arya Hariharan Associate Legislative Counsel

Issue Areas: Access to the courts; regulatory issues (APA); judicial nominations

Phone: (202) 745-5205

Rebecca Judd Sr. Legislative Counsel

Issue Areas: National forests; public lands; climate adaptation

Phone: (202) 745-5225

Stephanie Maddin Legislative Counsel

Issue Area: Clean Air Act Standards

Phone: (202) 745-5210

Marjorie Mulhall Legislative Counsel

Issue Areas: Endangered Species Act; California water; pesticides in waterways

Phone: (202) 745-5204

Sarah Saylor Sr. Legislative Representative

Issue Areas: Climate change / greenhouse gas controls; regional haze (Clean Air Act)

Phone: (202) 745-5216

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Spotlight Features

Leveling the Playing Fields for Farmworkers

In a Q&A interview, Legislative Representative Andrea Delgado shares how her early introduction to politics and ease among unfamiliar audiences serve her well in advocating on Capitol Hill for stronger environmental health regulations for all people.