For tens of thousands of years, the Wangan and Jagalingou people have lived in the flat arid lands of central Queensland, Australia. But now they are fighting for their very existence. Earlier this month, they took their fight to the United Nations after years of Australia’s failure to protect their fundamental human rights.
U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke wrote recentlythat “radical environmentalists would rather see forest and communities burn than see a logger in the woods. ” In Zinke’s zero-sum equation, the devastating wildfires in California would stop if those radical environmentalists would let the timber industry cut down more trees.
Amjad Bali is a Budget Assistant based in headquarters in San Francisco.
Amjad helps with the annual organizational budget and forecast processes, and internal financial reporting.
Amjad graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in Finance. Prior to joining Earthjustice, he was an expert barista at Philz. In his spare time, you might find Amjad surfing at ocean beach.