Ben Levitan

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Ben Levitan is a senior attorney in the Biodiversity Defense Program. His work ranges from protecting migratory shorebirds at Delaware Bay to safeguarding mature and old-growth forests on federal lands nationwide.

Prior to joining Earthjustice in 2021, Ben was an attorney at Environmental Defense Fund, where he advocated for stronger limits on health- and climate-harming air pollution from the power sector. Before that, he held a fellowship with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.

The Latest from Ben Levitan

A horseshoe crab in the Delaware Bay near Fortescue, New Jersey, on May 23, 2022.
January 11, 2024

A Pathway to End the Medical Harvest of Horseshoe Crabs

The biomedical industry harvests massive quantities of horseshoe crabs every year, threatening a number of migratory birds that rely on the crabs as a food source. But synthetic alternatives may soon be available.
November 11, 2022

In the News: WHYY

The Delaware Bay’s female horseshoe crabs spared from commercial harvesting for another year

“The public spoke resoundingly in favor of protecting this ecosystem and the incredible relationship between horseshoe crabs and red knots. And the commission appropriately acknowledged how important the horseshoe crabs are to the public.”