The Latest by Trip Van Noppen

Former President

Trip Van Noppen served as Earthjustice’s president from 2008 until he retired in 2018. A North Carolina native, Trip said of his experience: “Serving as the steward of Earthjustice for the last decade has been the greatest honor of my life.”

Though we didn’t always see eye to eye, Earthjustice is forever grateful to the Obama administration for its actions on climate change, farmworker rights and environmental justice.
January 13, 2017

Thank You, President Obama

Though we didn’t always see eye to eye, Earthjustice is forever grateful to the Obama administration for its actions on climate change, farmworker rights and environmental justice.

Beluga whale pod in the Chukchi Sea. Belugas are social animals that often migrate, hunt and interact with each other in groups ranging from ten to several hundred.
December 21, 2016

Obama Permanently Protects Large Areas of Arctic and Atlantic Oceans from Oil Drilling

The president’s far-sighted decision is an historic step forward for our oceans and climate.

Reginald Brack was the consummate board member, a wise counselor whose opinions carried great weight, and a generous friend to all who know him through his devotion to Earthjustice.
October 12, 2016

Remembering Reginald K. Brack Jr.

Reginald K. Brack Jr., a force of nature and honorary life trustee of Earthjustice, passed away on October 4 at his home in Greenwich, Connecticut.

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October 6, 2016

Making History at Standing Rock: Tribes Are Leading Action to Preserve the Planet

The Standing Rock Sioux's stand against the Dakota Access Pipeline is a historic moment and one that matters to the climate movement.

August 24, 2016

Nadie es Dueño de la Montaña

Mientras celebramos el centenario del Servicio de Parques Nacionales, debemos recordar que la preservación de estas tierras para toda la gente y los seres vivos es un principio básico de la relación que los habitantes nativos originales han tenido con el mundo natural.

As we celebrate the centennial of the National Park Service, we must remember that the preservation of lands like Yosemite National Park (above) for all people and creatures is a basic tenet of the native peoples’ wisdom about the natural world.
August 24, 2016

No One Owns the Mountain

As we celebrate the centennial of the National Park Service, we must remember that the preservation of these lands for all people and creatures is a basic tenet of the native peoples’ wisdom about the natural world.

March 3, 2016

Senadores Ponen La Política Por Encima De La Gente Al Obstruir Candidato A Suprema Corte

Los Republicanos del Senado se están rehusando a realizar su trabajo. Su intransigencia los va a hacer pasar a la historia como la primera mayoría del Senado que prefirió jugar a la política en vez de hacer su trabajo por negarse a darle una mínima consideración a cualquier candidato propuesto por el presidente, sin importar que tan calificado sea.

Supreme court building
March 3, 2016

Senators Put Politics Above People in Obstructing Supreme Court Nominee

In an unprecedented move, Republican senators move further towards the extremist voices within their party by refusing to even consider any nominee from President Obama for the vacant Supreme Court seat.

Pope Francis greeting the crowds in St Peter's Square.
September 24, 2015

A Moral Call for Climate Action

Today, Earthjustice President Trip Van Noppen spoke at a rally in Washington, D.C., to encourage and support Pope Francis’ moral call to action on climate change.

A crowd waves to Pope Francis.
June 25, 2015

Pope’s Encyclical Proves We Have an "Unshakeable Moral Imperative to Act on Climate Change"

Last week, Pope Francis made history with the release of his papal encyclical on the environment.