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.

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.

Earthjustice attorney Jenny Harbine
April 19, 2019

Judge Rules Trump Administration Violated Law By Opening Public Lands to Coal Leasing

Earthjustice attorney Jenny Harbine just stopped the Trump's administration's efforts to open up dirty coal leasing on public lands.

Polar bear mother with two cubs on an ice floe in the Arctic Ocean.
January 22, 2019

Arctic Refuge Oil Surveys Put Polar Bears In The Crosshairs

Oil and gas industrialization would destroy one of the last truly intact wilderness areas on Earth

Oil and gas development is threatening the traditional way of life in the Alaska Native village of Nuiqsut.
April 18, 2018

Arctic Drilling Will Only Worsen Air Pollution for a Village That’s Fighting to Breathe

Earthjustice is challenging the federal agencies that want to fling open the Western Arctic’s gates for oil and gas drilling.

A line forms outside of the public hearing about President Trump’s plans to expand offshore oil drilling.
February 20, 2018

Trump Administration Mutes Your Feedback on Offshore Drilling Plan

By law, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management must collect public input before enacting its five-year offshore leasing plan. But don't expect an actual human being to listen to your testimony.

A sea otter eats in the waters of Monterey Bay.
December 8, 2017

The Otters’ Advocate

The Endangered Species Act helped the sea otter make an incredible recovery, now Congress wants to gut the act.

The way of life of the Gwich’in people, who have depended on the caribou of the Arctic Refuge for millennia, is threatened by plans for oil drilling.
October 11, 2017

Trump’s Brazen Attempt to Open the Arctic Up to Drilling

Earthjustice is fighting efforts to target the biological heart of the Arctic Refuge for oil and gas development.

The bald eagle is just one of the species that the Endangered Species Act has saved from extinction.
July 18, 2017

What’s Behind Attacks on the Endangered Species Act? Lots of Industry Money

Some Congressmen are trying to weaken the Endangered Species Act, a law that is credited with saving 227 different species.

Department of Interior building in Washington, D.C.
May 18, 2017

Fossil Fuel Lobbyist Picked for No. 2 Post at Interior

The Department of the Interior will be swamped with potential conflicts-of-interest if President Trump’s nominee for deputy secretary, David Bernhardt, is confirmed.

April 18, 2017

‘Paddling Side by Side,’ from Standing Rock to the Lower Snake River

Native American tribes around the country are coming together to assert their treaty rights and protect the environment for future generations.