The Latest by Abby Rubinson

Associate Attorney

Abby Rubinson was an attorney in Earthjustice's International program, devoted to fighting for international human rights, such as community impacts from dams in Panama and Brazil.

Girls at the newly reconstructed Bislig Elementary School in the island of Leyte, one year after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the region.
December 12, 2014

Remembering the Human Element in Climate Change Agreements

Human rights must be considered when negotiating climate change agreements.

The UN climate talks in Lima, Peru.
December 8, 2014

Giving People a Voice At the UN Climate Talks

During the UN climate talks it's important that people who aren’t at the conference have a voice that is heard when their governments make critical decisions related to climate change.

Ngöbe indigenous people are protesting a dam that will displace their homes.
April 4, 2014

Urgency Grows in Panama as Dam Building Continues

The indigenous people had no voice in losing their land to the Barro Blanco dam.

February 25, 2011

Arctic Alarm – Time To Agree On Environmental Standards

Russia is moving ahead with plans to drill in the Arctic (with BP at its side, no less). This is a clear wake-up call: Arctic basin countries need to create an agreement on international environmental standards for the Arctic. Because oil exploration exposes the Arctic to spills that cross artificial boundaries on a map, international …

February 18, 2011

Chevron Must Pay $8 Billion For Despoiling Amazon in Ecuador

On Monday, a court in Ecuador told Chevron it owes $8 billion for environmental contamination in the Amazon. This is Ecuador, where oil companies wield economic power and political influence. Yet, this didn’t cloud the court’s independent eye when faced with the facts of uncovered toxic waste pits in the pristine Amazon. This is Chevron, …