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.”

This week the EPA finalized a Clean Water Rule that will better protect our nation's waterways, but polluting industries are looking to Congress to block this rule.
May 29, 2015

Only in Congress Is Clean Water Controversial

This week, the EPA finalized a Clean Water Rule that will do much better to protect our nation's waterways.

Michael McIntosh worked tirelessly to protect the heritage of the stunning Tongass National Forest in Alaska.
May 14, 2015

In Memory of Michael McIntosh

We remember Michael McIntosh, who passed away on May 7, for his lifetime of service, commitment to social issues, and a career dedicated to the environment, civil rights and public interest law.

Sunset in the Arctic
April 27, 2015

Strong Arctic Leadership Can Make a Difference at the Top of the World

Secretary Kerry is the new chairman of the Arctic Council, which presents an opportunity for the United States to lead the world in advancing environmental safeguards across the Arctic.

Don Harris
February 2, 2015

In Memory of H. Donald Harris

We celebrate the life of H. Donald Harris, a retired lawyer and co-founder of Earthjustice.

The National Wind Technology Center in Colorado.
December 18, 2014

A New Year’s Resolution Worth Keeping

Earthjustice President Trip Van Noppen explains why 2015 is the year when we must resolve to quit our carbon addiction.

US capitol
November 12, 2014

Enduring the Shifting Winds of Politics

The new pro-industry Congress is already gearing up to weaken environmental safeguards. Earthjustice has been here before—and we’re ready for the fight.

The island of Male, capital of Maldives Islands.
September 24, 2014

Climate Change Laps at Our Doorstep

For the citizens of the nations represented by the Alliance of Small Island States, climate change is not an abstract threat. They face immediate danger today.

A humpback whale surfacing in Monterey Bay.
August 13, 2014

A Rejuvenating Display of Ocean Abundance

In the fight to protect the health of our planet and of our communities, we all need sweet moments of inspiration to refuel and rejuvenate us. I’ve just had one in Monterey Bay, California.

Residents of Dryden smile, with Helen Slottje and Earthjustice’s Deborah Goldberg and Kathleen Sutcliffe, after the high court argument in Albany.
July 18, 2014

Small Town Fracking Victory Makes Waves Across the Country

As NY high court rules towns can zone out oil and gas operations, trend spreads to other states

Navajo Generating Station in Page, AZ. (Ecoflight)
June 14, 2014

Americans Stand With Us on Carbon Pollution

By a huge majority, Americans favor regulations to slash emissions from power plants.