Earthjustice is seeking an experienced Staff Attorney to join its Florida Regional Office with a focus on clean energy work. The attorney will litigate before the Florida Public Service Commission and in the courts to ensure reforms that support a transition to clean, affordable, and reliable energy infrastructure, and that avoid unreasonable subsidization of coal-fired generation.
The Trump administration is doing away with any pretense of listening to the public on its plans to expand offshore drilling. The government must solicit public input, so the administration has set up “meetings” in coastal states. But there are no microphones. There are no stenographers. There are no government officials listening intently to gauge public sentiment.
Instead, there are only rows of computers. Bulky laptop computers with outdated Windows operating systems, looking as if they had been recovered from time capsules marking an era that predates cellphones.
Aislinn Sterling is a Major Gifts Data Assistant. She is based in San Francisco.
Prior to joining Earthjustice, Aislinn was with Kids for the Bay where she worked as a Program Manager and Educator for three and half years and taught thousands of Bay Area students about environmental issues. She also worked as a naturalist at the Aquarium of the Bay, and as a behavioral instructor for children with autism at FirstSteps for Kids, Inc. Aislinn grew up in the Bay area and graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a B.A. in Pre- and Early Modern Literature.
By The Times Editorial Board
Heidi McIntosh, Managing Attorney, Earthjustice: “The most important immediate change is that the lands will once again be available for mining prospectors to get out on federal public lands and stake mining claims.”
When paleontologist Scott Sampson enters Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah, he is time-travelling back to the Age of Dinosaurs. He shares with readers what could be lost if courts allow President Trump’s gutting of the monument to stand.
What led you to paleontology and to your work in Grand Staircase-Escalante?
Like most kids, I had a huge passion for dinosaurs at age 4. Unlike most kids, I maintained that passion into adulthood. Some people have told me I just never grew up.