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Fred Fisher and Don Harris, two of Earthjustice's co-founders, in a quiet moment. (Photo used with permission)
page January 4, 2023

The Founders of Earthjustice

In 1971, Phil Berry, Fred Fisher, and Don Harris founded the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund (as Earthjustice was then known), dedicated to fighting in court and in Washington, D.C., on behalf of the Sierra Club and other environmental groups.

Julian Robertson
(Vaughan Leighton Brookfield/The New York Times via Redux)
Article August 25, 2022

In Memory: Julian Robertson

Earthjustice mourns the passing of philanthropist Julian Robertson.

Press Release August 16, 2021

Earthjustice Mourns the Passing of Lorraine Loomis

Indian Country leader fought for treaty rights on behalf of western Washington tribes

Daniel Ben Greenberg, Earthjustice trustee and former chair and CEO of Electro Rent Corporation, died on February 23, 2021.
(Susan Steinhauser)
Article March 29, 2021

Remembering Dan Greenberg, Board Chair 1991-1993

The strong and flourishing organization that Earthjustice is today will always owe Dan a huge debt of gratitude.

Earthjustice honorary life trustee Elizabeth McCormack (seated) smiles for a photograph with fellow trustee Elizabeth Sutherland. McCormack died on December 4, 2020, in her home in New York City.
Article December 21, 2020

In Honor of Elizabeth J. McCormack

We celebrate a life committed to charity and counsel as we honor Elizabeth J. McCormack.

Document December 16, 2020

Earthjustice Council Information Packet 2020

The Earthjustice Council is a national network of dedicated volunteers who understand just how powerful the courts are in protecting the environment that we all hold dear. Members of the Earthjustice Council are equipped to extend the organization’s mission to wider audiences. Who we are, what we do, and the experience of being a member.

Press Release October 17, 2020

Mourning Cecil Corbin-Mark and Celebrating His Extraordinary Life

Earthjustice President Abigail Dillen issued a statement in response to the passing of environmental justice leader Cecil Corbin-Mark.

David Stern, durante una conferencia de prensa en 2013. La pérdida de David deja un enorme vacío en nuestra comunidad y en el mundo.
Article January 7, 2020

En Memoria de David Stern

Durante 35 años, David aportó su talento y su enorme corazón para apoyar a Earthjustice

David Stern, during a news conference in 2013. David’s loss leaves an enormous hole in our community and in the world.
(Bebeto Matthews / AP)
Article January 6, 2020

In Memory: David Stern

For 35 years, David brought his tough-minded talent and enormous heart to bear in supporting Earthjustice.

David Klipstein
(Earthjustice file photo)
Article August 20, 2019

In Memoriam: David Klipstein

Dave’s expertise and financial support enabled Earthjustice to grow its fledgling international program into a major force for transitioning the world away from fossil fuels to clean energy.

Judge William Newsom
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Press Release December 13, 2018

Earthjustice Statement on the Passing of Judge William Newsom

Newsom was a longtime member of Earthjustice’s Board of Trustees

William Anderson
(Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
Article February 1, 2018

In Memoriam: William Anderson

The former Moapa Band of Paiutes tribal chairman, who helped close down a coal plant that was killing people on his reservation, died Sunday at age 44.

Charlene Benton was a hero in her community and an inspiration to those who knew her—including me.
Article June 7, 2017

Remembering a Community’s Champion

Charlene Benton was a hero in her community and an inspiration to those who knew her—including me.

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.
(Fieldpoint Private)
Article 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.

Zeke Grader, an environmental leader who served as executive director of the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Association for nearly 40 years, passed away on Labor Day.
Article September 11, 2015

In Memoriam of Zeke Grader

Zeke Grader, an environmental leader who served as executive director of the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Association for nearly 40 years, passed away on Labor Day.

“The roadless rule will help small businesses like ours,” said Hunter McIntosh of The Boat Company, which operates a small tour business in the region. “The natural values of intact watersheds are essential for the visitor industry in Southeast Alaska. Very few folks will pay to go see clearcuts and decaying logging roads. There are thousands of jobs in Southeast Alaska in recreation and tourism. And there are thousands more in the seafood industry, which depends critically on salmon spawning streams in the old growth forests of the Tongass.”
(NancyS / Shutterstock)
Article 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.

Don Harris and Fred Fisher, Earthjustice co-founders
(Photo courtesy of the Harris family)
Article 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.

David Sive on the Hudson River, with Storm King Mountain in the background.
(Photo (c) Arthur Paxton 2005)
Article March 27, 2014

Two Legal Giants Pass

Sive and Sax helped shape the world of environmental law.