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April 23, 2013 | Video

Teleconference: Black Carbon and Human Rights

On April 23, 2013, the Arctic Athabaskan Council filed a petition to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, asking the Commission to declare that Canada is undermining the human rights of Athabaskan peoples by poorly regulating emissions of black carbon, or soot, a short-lived climate pollutant which contributes significantly to Arctic warming and melting. Readily available emissions reduction measures could substantially slow Arctic warming and melting and protect Athabaskan rights.

January 29, 2013 | Feature

Teleconference: All-Out Strategy, How Earthjustice Tackles Climate Change

Listen to a conversation with Earthjustice President Trip Van Noppen on Earthjustice’s approach to tackling the vast and complex issue of climate change. Trip discusses Earthjustice's unique position to create change by leveraging the power of the law to realize a sustainable future.

January 15, 2013 | Feature

Shaken By Storm: A Nation Demands Climate Change Action

As Americans rise up after superstorm Sandy and demand action on climate change, Earthjustice plans for a clean energy future with a three-pronged approach: ending our reliance on fossil fuels, building ecosystem resilience, and promoting a clean energy future.

November 18, 2012 | Audio

Bill McKibben on the Climate Crisis

Bill McKibben, an environmental activist and the founder of, discusses his organization's work to build a global movement to solve the climate crisis.

October 22, 2012 | Case

Cleaning Up Coal On The Moapa Reservation

Under pressure from Earthjustice, the Reid Gardner coal plant, near the Moapa River Reservation in Nevada, shut down in 2013. It was too old and obsolete to clean up its act – a situation faced by old coal plants across the nation as they fight to keep their facilities dirty and open.

May 20, 2012 | Video

Thomas Friedman, on Carbon Tax

Earthjustice President Trip Van Noppen interviews New York Times columnist and bestselling author Thomas L. Friedman on taxing carbon.

April 23, 2012 | In the News: Los Angeles Times

New EPA rules target pollution at fracking sites

In response to court-ordered deadlines achieved by an Earthjustice lawsuit, the EPA released the first-ever set of rules to curtail air pollution products of the fracking process.

According to Earthjustice attorney Robin Cooley, most of the air pollution from fracking escapes between the time the well is fracked and the time it’s connected to a pipeline. These new rules will require drillers to capture or limit methane, carcinogens and smog-forming organic compounds.