Elizabeth Forsyth


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Elizabeth is a Public Lands and Wildlife Senior Attorney. She is based in Washington.

Prior to joining Earthjustice, Elizabeth was a litigation fellow at the Natural Resources Defense Council and clerked for the Honorable Thomas S. Zilly in the Western District of Washington. She has a law degree from Harvard, where she was a Managing Editor of the Harvard Environmental Law Review, and an undergraduate degree in environmental science from Brown. Prior to law school, she worked at the Environmental Protection Agency Region IX on issues related to solid waste and recycling on tribal land.

The Latest from Elizabeth Forsyth

January 31, 2022

In the News: WOSU

Columbus Zoo takes in four manatees from Florida, a species on the brink

“EPA is the federal agency that at the end of the day is responsible for ensuring that our nation waters are clean and that species like the Florida manatee are protected and can thrive, and at the end of the day, it's EPA who needs to come in and figure out how to solve the pollution problems that are plaguing the ecosystem here.”
An oil train moves through California's Central Valley.
January 18, 2019

Stopping Dangerous Oil Trains from Coming to California

Community activists have been largely successful at preventing catastrophic oil train derailment in California.
The Los Angeles skyline.
April 29, 2015

Coalition Calls for EPA to Protect the Health of Southern California Residents

Groups send urgent request asking EPA to do more to protect the Los Angeles region from air pollution.
Child suffering from asthma.
October 15, 2014

There’s Something Bad in the Air

A coalition of public health and environmental groups filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency, asking a federal court to require the agency to protect LA and San Joaquin Valley communities from hazardous levels of air pollution.
Smog over Los Angeles.
October 2, 2014

California: A Terrible Place To Breathe

The Golden State claimed all five of the top slots for the highest air pollution in the American Lung Association's 2014 State of the Air Report.