Julian Gonzalez

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Julian Gonzalez, Senior Legislative Counsel, Earthjustice.

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Julian Gonzalez serves as senior legislative counsel for Earthjustice’s Healthy Communities team in Washington, D.C., where he is the lead lobbyist on water policy. Julian partners with community members and NGOs across the country to push for laws and regulations ensuring that everyone has access to clean water, and ensuring that all of our rivers, streams, and lakes have strong protections from pollution. Before joining Earthjustice, Julian worked for GreenLatinos, handling water and oceans policy development, advocacy, and outreach to help ensure Latinx perspectives on water issues were reflected in Washington.

Originally from the Bronx, New York City, Julian’s environmentalist journey began with frequent trips to the Bronx Zoo and volunteering with the New York City Environmental Justice Alliance. Along the way, Julian received a B.S. in Wildlife Conservation Biology and Management from the University of Delaware and a J.D. from the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law in Washington.

Outside of work, Julian can usually be found playing basketball all over D.C., watching New York sports teams, cooking, or walking his dog Misty.

The Latest from Julian Gonzalez

March 21, 2024

In the News: Rhode Island Current

As feds stand down, states choose between wetlands protections or rollbacks

“It’s unfortunate that the state legislature tried to lock in the damage done by Sackett, but there are still things that can be done in places where a governor is more interested in environmental protection than polluter profits.”
Colorful insulated cups with handles and straws on a shelf in a store.
February 1, 2024

Worry About Lead in Your Drinking Water, But Not From Stanley Cups

The trendy water bottles have raised concerns about lead poisoning. While experts say the cups are safe, here's where lead exposure is a problem in our lives and what we can do about it.
A marsh at sunset in Beaufort, South Carolina.
March 1, 2023

In the Fight for Clean Water, Industry Spreads Disinformation

Some lawmakers and their industry supporters are spreading clean water myths. Here are the facts.
Barbara Deardorff draws water from her tap in Wheatfield, Indiana, where toxic chemicals from a local coal ash pond have leached into her community's water supply.
February 17, 2021

In the Race for Dirtiest Water, Indiana Pulls Ahead with Repeal of Wetlands Protections

The state just doubled down on its dirty water status by embracing the Trump administration’s weak regulation instead of strengthening its own.
El abogado de Earthjustice Julián González (medio) junto con su madre Jackie y su difunto padre Waldemar.
October 9, 2020

‘¿Qué Significa Para Mí El Mes De La Herencia Hispana? Se Trata De Orgullo, Empatia E Ira’.

La diáspora hispana y latina es un mundo amplio, incluso dentro del universo cultural en una ciudad como Nueva York
Earthjustice attorney Julian Gonzalez (middle) with his mother Jackie (left) and his late father Waldemar (right).
October 6, 2020

What Does Latinx Heritage Month Mean to Me? It’s About Pride, Empathy, and Anger.

The Latinx diaspora is a vast world, even within the larger cultural universe of New York City.