The Latest by Irene Gutierrez

Senior Associate Attorney

Irene worked at Earthjustice from 2013 to 2016. She was based in the San Francisco location of the California regional office, where her work focused on protecting vulnerable communities from the effects of the fossil fuel industry and ensuring fair and transparent public processes. She also worked to protect iconic species like the sea otter and gray wolf.

The Port of Oakland has already rejected a similar proposal for a bulk coal export facility.
October 13, 2015

Keeping Coal Out of Oakland

A $53 million backroom deal with a Utah consortium threatens to create the West Coast’s largest coal export terminal in Oakland, California.

Margaret Gordon, co-founder of the West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project.
March 31, 2015

Celebrating Women’s History Month, Community Advocate Margaret Gordon

During Women's History Month, we're spotlighting the work of environmental justice advocate Margaret Gordon.

June 25, 2014

Building a Healthy Living Plan for a Growing Bay Area

Irene’s commute provides a snapshot of the economic and demographic changes affecting all the neighborhoods around the Bay Area. Can public transportation keep pace with residents’ needs? Will people continue to find affordable housing near their workplaces? How will these changes shape the identities of our neighborhoods?