The Latest by Bala Sivaraman

Public Affairs and Communications Associate for Partnerships and Intersectional Justice

Based in Washington, D.C., Bala drives public awareness for Earthjustice's clients and their casework by drafting blogs, op-eds and press releases, while also conducting background research and analysis.

Former Bad River Tribal Chairman Mike Wiggins Jr. at the Tribe's reservation in Wisconsin where Enbridge's Line 5 pipeline crosses.
January 31, 2022

How a Shoddy Environmental Review Could Cause a Catastrophic Oil Spill in Wisconsin

Wisconsin’s inadequate environmental analysis of Enbridge’s rushed and haphazard Line 5 pipeline reroute does grave injustice to frontline Tribal communities.

A Native American community member places a hand on the Red Road totem pole during a tour stop at Greater Chaco Canyon in northwestern New Mexico.
July 31, 2021

Indigenous Heritage Sites Are at Risk of Destruction. Biden Can Change That.

A historic totem pole journey builds pressure on the Biden administration to fulfill promises made to the first peoples of America’s lands and waters.

Danny Lane, right, gives his friend Walter Byrd a push as Byrd prepares to head down a flooded Centreville street in June 2015. Firefighters evacuated residents earlier in the day.
July 17, 2020

In the Heartland, Human Waste Floods Homes

Centreville community members are pushing for solutions to this environmental injustice.