The Latest by Buck Parker

Strategic Adviser

Buck worked at Earthjustice from 1980 to 2015. For many years, he coordinated Earthjustice's litigation and was active in opening Earthjustice's new offices around the country, including the International Program in 1989. During his tenure as Executive Director, Buck greatly expanded Earthjustice's legislative and communications staffs and led the organization during the critical years of the administration of President George W. Bush.

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August 24, 2023

Remembering Steve McCarthy

In his 15 years as a trustee, Steve brought energy, curiosity, a love of vigorous debate, and a focus on ultimate goals to Earthjustice’s board.

Needles Overlook in Utah's Bears Ears National Monument
February 23, 2023

Remembering Owen Olpin

The former Earthjustice board member helped shape our organization’s culture with a mix of high intellectual standards, respect and humor.

February 9, 2012

Obama 'Promise' Keeps Arctic Drilling On Table

On backing down, backing away, and backing into a corner . . . President Obama’s statement, “I will not back down from making sure an oil company can contain the kind of oil spill we saw in the Gulf two years ago,” was one the more awkward sentences in his State of the Union speech, …

May 18, 2011

The Good, the Bad and the Melting

Some good things happened this last week at the Arctic Council ministerial meeting in Nuuk, Greenland, but the sense of urgency to protect the world’s last great wilderness from the ravages of resource extraction – and to slow Arctic warming and melting – was lacking. Among the good things that happened in Nuuk: Not only …

October 20, 2010

Feds Don't Know Enough—So Let's Drill The Arctic!

Did BOEMRE miss the memo about relying on science?