The Latest by Rebecca Bowe

Public Affairs and Communications Officer

Based in Portland, OR, Rebecca is Earthjustice's Public Affairs and Communications Officer for lands, wildlife, and oceans.

A large wood shingled building with an angled roof in the woods.
August 16, 2023

Where a Logging Camp Once Stood, a Center for Healing Takes Root

In Kake, Alaska, protecting a temperate rainforest means protecting a way of life.

A Conoco-Phillips drill site in the Western Arctic.
March 16, 2023

The Willow Project Has Been Approved. Now What?

The system that greenlights oil-drilling on public lands is broken. Here’s how to fix it and avoid more carbon bombs.

A natural gas flare from an offshore oil drilling rig in Cook Inlet, Alaska.
November 22, 2022

To Meet the Moment on Climate, Biden Must Stick to 'No New Drilling' Promise

The fossil-fuel industry is impeding U.S. climate progress, but the Biden administration has the power to keep us on track

Menominee youth gather at the mouth of the Menominee River with Tribal Chairman Douglas Cox and high school teacher Dawn Wilber.
November 1, 2022

Tribe Fends Off Dangerous Open Pit Mine Plan

The Menominee Tribe of Wisconsin sent a mine developer back to the drawing board after a legal battle over sacred sites and water contamination.

A river winds through a forest seen directly from above near Klamath Falls, Oregon.
February 15, 2022

New Campaign Urges Biden to Limit Logging in “Climate Forests”

The trees that offer the greatest climate benefit are also the ones the logging industry desires the most

Local activists participate in the People's Climate March Columbia River on April 29, 2017, in Kalama, Washington.
January 10, 2022

A Community Says ‘No’ to a Massive Climate-Polluting Refinery

Under legal and public pressure, a developer abandoned plans to build a methanol refinery in Kalama, Washington, that was set to become one of the top climate polluters in the state.

Caribou in the Western Arctic
August 11, 2021

President Biden, We Can’t Solve Climate Change Without Protecting the Western Arctic

A unique wildlife habitat on public lands is at risk being sacrificed to the oil and gas industry

Residents of Nuiqsut, a small Alaska Native village, say that Bureau of Land Management officials did not take their input seriously during a virtual public hearing about a proposed oil-and-gas drilling plan.
May 14, 2020

‘Virtual’ Hearings Are Silencing Indigenous Voices in Alaska

Amidst COVID-19, Trump administration asks Alaska Native communities to log on Zoom and talk about the destruction of their ancestral lands.

Waste floats on the Colorado River near Yuma, Arizona, in 1972. Congress passed the Clean Water Act that year, establishing federal protection for all water in the U.S.
April 21, 2020

What the Trump Administration Is Doing to Your Water

The administration is attempting to undo the landmark 1972 Clean Water Act. Read on to learn why you should be concerned.

Smoke obscures the sun along the Chena River in Fairbanks on July 8, 2019. Record high temperatures in Alaska in early July worsened wildfires burning throughout the state.
July 19, 2019

As Alaska Overheats, Trump Administration Policies Could Make Things Worse

Anchorage just experienced its hottest two days on record.