James Yskamp

Senior Attorney Fossil Fuels Program


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James Yskamp joined Earthjustice in 2021 as a senior attorney in the Fossil Fuels program, with a focus on challenging new gas and petrochemical infrastructure in the Appalachian Ohio River Valley.

In the fall of 2014 James began his legal practice with Fair Shake Environmental Legal Services in Akron, Ohio where he served as a staff attorney and supervising attorney until 2019. James represented clients in Ohio and Pennsylvania in a variety of environmental civil matters, including cases involving water rights, citizen suit litigation, air quality permitting, water quality permitting, mineral rights, pipeline challenges, and land use and zoning. In 2019 James joined the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center in Detroit, where he worked on environmental justice and water rights issues in the Great Lakes region. In April of 2020, he joined Community Legal Aid Services back in Akron to work on housing rights and housing stabilization issues for low income families during the COVID-19 pandemic. James received his J.D. at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law where he spent three semesters in the environmental law clinic.

The Latest from James Yskamp

April 2, 2024

In the News: The Athens News

Athens County residents receive update on K&H injection wells

“Ohio has injection laws because we take our neighboring states’ waste, we take on most of Pennsylvania’s waste and a lot of West Virginia’s.”
February 21, 2024

In the News: Louisiana Record

Louisiana environmental groups sue over EPA decision giving state agency authority over carbon-capture projects

“All three of those groups alleged that Louisiana doesn’t have the expertise and resources to implement the program.”