Jaimini Parekh

Senior Attorney Northwest Office


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Jaimini Parekh is a senior attorney with the Northwest regional office in Seattle with a focus on clean energy.

Before coming to Earthjustice, Jaimini served as the VABANC Law Foundation Fellow at Communities for a Better Environment, working with community groups opposing oil drilling near homes, schools, and medical facilities, through both impact litigation and legislative advocacy.

Jaimini graduated from UCLA law school with a specialization in public interest law and policy, and obtained a master’s degree in environmental management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Their master’s project focused on protecting indigenous land rights in international carbon markets. They also published a piece on federal actions to address plastic marine pollution.

Jaimini first became interested in environmental and environmental justice advocacy at age fourteen when they smelled drinking water from Bhopal, India, contaminated by Union Carbide, an American pesticide company. The water that Bhopalis continued to drink was so highly contaminated, it smelled like nail polish remover. Jaimini is passionate about advocating for environmental human rights.

The Latest from Jaimini Parekh

Large towers with electrical transmission lines in front of a large mountain at sunset.
May 16, 2024

Greening the Gas System

How utility commission “ratemaking” cases have advanced clean buildings and climate justice in Washington state.
An electric hybrid heavy duty truck, used to move freight at the Port of Long Beach in California, is plugged in to charge.
May 4, 2023

Electrifying Washington’s freight trucks will protect our climate and our health

The Washington State Legislature set aside $120 million to address emissions from freight transportation by electrifying trucks and buses
January 26, 2023

In the News: Seattle Times

Puget Sound Energy agrees to move more customers from gas to electric heat

"We anticipate that utilities around the country will look to this agreement as a model."
Toxic waste stains water yellow-orange near abandoned mines in Colorado.
May 13, 2019

EPA Worked with Mining Industry to Abandon Rule Protecting Taxpayers from Toxic Cleanup Costs

Email records reveal industry’s heavy hand in eliminating an EPA rule requiring financial accountability.