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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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    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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    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 litigation to protect people’s health from toxic chemicals, regional advocacy promoting a shift from fossil fuels to clean energy sources, and local efforts to enforce the rights of communities disproportionately burdened by pollution.

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:

Map of Earthjustice offices.

Contact Northeast Office

48 Wall Street, 15th Fl.
New York, NY  10005
(212) 845-7376

Media Inquiries

Nydia Gutierrez

Contacto de Prensa

Robert Valencia
(212) 845-7376


Courtney Bowie Managing Attorney, Northeast Office

Eve Gartner Managing Attorney, Toxic Exposure and Health Program

Marcelle Austin Earthjustice Council Manager

Lakendra Barajas Associate Attorney

Victoria Bogdan Tejeda Associate Attorney

Natalie Burr Senior Litigation Assistant

Lindsay Burtchell Associate Director II, Major Gifts

Meagan Burton Senior Associate Attorney

Maggie Caldwell National Communications Strategist

Lauren Carroll Senior Development Research Analyst

Alok Disa Senior Research and Policy Analyst

Nydia Gutierrez Regional Communications Strategist

Leslie Herrera Legal Practice Assistant

Sophia Jayanty Associate Attorney

Jacob Kopas Staff Attorney

Jonathan Kalmuss-Katz Staff Attorney

Sorangel Liriano Litigation Assistant

Mariana Lo Litigation Assistant

Sharmeen Morrison Associate Attorney

Moneen Nasmith Staff Attorney

Suzanne Novak Staff Attorney

Robert O’Connor Legal Practice Assistant

Priya Pookkulam Litigation Assistant

Isabel Benincasa Reade Individual Gifts Officer

Alyssa Ridley Individual Gifts Officer

Ann Marie Rubin Development Writer

Dawa Sherpa Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Litigation

Jonathan Smith Staff Attorney

Rachel Spector Staff Attorney

Anne-Marie Stehn Legal Practice Manager

Robert Valencia Spanish Language Media Strategist

Christian Wooddell Litigation Assistant

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