The Latest by Elaine Lac


Elaine Lac, a student at Bucknell University, interned with the Policy & Legislation team in Washington, D.C. during the summer of 2015.

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative is a program to cap and reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the power sector in nine states.
July 31, 2015

Nine States Prove Cutting Carbon Saves Money, Generates Jobs

A new report shows how nine northeastern states have reduced electricity costs and fossil fuel imports while also increasing jobs through the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, providing a great example for other states to follow.

An aqueduct carrying water from the northern California Bay Delta through the state's arid Central Valley.
July 16, 2015

New House Bill Blames Historic California Drought on Endangered Fish

A bill being considered in the House of Representatives places blame for the lack of water in California on protections for salmon and other imperiled species, such as the delta smelt. The reality is that an historic drought—not environmental protections—is causing water shortages in the West.

A deer in a meadow at Yosemite National Forest.
July 9, 2015

Our Public Forest Lands Are Under Attack

A bill in the House of Representatives may threaten the future of U.S. public forest lands.

Capitol Hill in the spring
June 8, 2015

Different Perspectives Unite for a Stronger Clean Power Plan

Earthjustice intern Elaine Lac describes her second day on the job at a Senate advocacy meeting on the Clean Power Plan.