Corinne Van Dalen

Senior Attorney Fossil Fuels Program


Media Inquiries

Dustin Renaud
Public Affairs and Communications Strategist

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LA, FL (inactive)

Corinne Van Dalen joined Earthjustice in 2019 as a senior attorney based in New Orleans. Her work focuses on challenging new and expanding petrochemical and oil & gas facilities planned for construction along the Gulf coast in communities who are disproportionately affected by pollution. Corinne came to Earthjustice after 14 years working at the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic where she litigated and trained law students in Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act citizen suits, permit challenges before state agencies and in state court, and environmental justice matters. Her work focused on protecting many of the same communities targeted for the current petrochemical and oil & gas buildout in Louisiana.

Corinne received her law degree from the University of Florida. In her spare time, Corinne enjoys yoga, paddle boarding, and local music festivals.

The Latest from Corinne Van Dalen

May 12, 2021

In the News: The Big Easy Magazine

Formosa Plastics’ Land-Use Approval in St. James is “Already Null and Void”

“It’s a big deal because ethylene oxide is a potent carcinogen. It is 400 times more potent than benzene…While the rest of the country is figuring out how to deal with ethylene oxide and there aren’t that many places in the country that have these sources that emit it…Meanwhile, the state of Louisiana is allowing what would be possibly the biggest new source or biggest source in the country of ethylene oxide to be built one mile from an elementary school.”