The Latest by Liz Judge

Advocacy Communications Director

Liz Judge worked at Earthjustice from 2010–2016. During that time, she worked on mountaintop removal mining, national forests, and clean water issues, and led the media and advocacy communications teams.

April 15, 2015

11 Bee Facts That Will Have You Buzzing

Bees do more than just produce honey, which is why Earthjustice is in court fighting for the survival of the bees, the beekeeping industry—and our nation’s food supply.

Arctic Refuge
January 26, 2015

Celebrate the Protection of Some of America's Greatest Wilderness

President proposes to put "The Sacred Place Where Life Begins" off limits to oil and gas drilling

Sockeye salmon in Alaska's Bristol Bay.
July 21, 2014

Everything You Need To Know About The Pebble Mine

Earthjustice attorney Tom Waldo answers some basic questions and lays out the facts about Friday’s big news on the Pebble mine in Alaska.

August 9, 2013

TIME Magazine Envisions a World Without Honeybees

The article by Bryan Walsh addresses a disastrous phenomenon that could tumble the basis of our food system: the widespread collapse of honeybee colonies nationwide known as “colony collapse disorder.”

August 1, 2013

Gulf Residents Agree: Don’t Feel Bad for BP

Recently the oil giant BP placed full-page ads* in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal pitying itself as the real victim in the aftermath of the Gulf Spill. BP claims it is being targeted by “unscrupulous trial lawyers” representing “thousands of claimants that suffered no losses” that “smell big bucks and want …

Spruce No. 1 mine.
April 24, 2013

Victory: Court Upholds EPA Authority to Protect Appalachia

Unanimous panel of judges rule for EPA in coal industry lawsuit

April 3, 2013

EPA Shares Water Priorities, Action Timelines on Twitter

Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency that 55 percent of U.S. streams and rivers are in “poor” condition, according to its most recent national rivers and streams assessment.

February 26, 2013

Looking Back at the Coal Tragedy At Buffalo Creek

Forty-one years ago, today, a dam holding 132 million gallons of toxic liquid coal waste ruptured high up in the mountains of West Virginia, loosing a tsunami-like death wave of coal waste and chemical sludge that destroyed 4,000 homes in 16 towns, injured more than 1,000 people, and killed 125. Seven bodies were never found. A remarkable Charleston Gazette series shares the stories of the people who were affected by this horrific tragedy.

November 16, 2012

Patriot Agrees To End Mountaintop Removal Mining

Yesterday, one of the nation’s top coal companies, Patriot Coal, announced that it is getting out of the business of mountaintop removal mining. The decision comes out of a settlement with several Appalachian community groups—West Virginia Highlands Conservancy, Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, Sierra Club, represented by Appalachian Mountain Advocates—requiring Patriot to clean up toxic selenium …

November 12, 2012

As Sandy Victims Shiver, America Must Stay Alert

While for many in the country, thoughts of Hurricane Sandy are being replaced by thoughts of the election, football, or the Thanksgiving holiday, for the tens of thousands of people in New York and New Jersey, survival and their families’ well-being are still the urgent thoughts. Two weeks after the storm, more than 68,000 people …