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TRIP VAN NOPPEN

“Earthjustice was created by a small group of attorneys with a passionate belief that the power of the law could be used to preserve the environment. They helped establish the right of citizens to go to court to enforce environmental laws when the government couldn’t or wouldn’t.”

– Trip Van Noppen,

Earthjustice President

Earthjustice is the nation’s premiere

environmental law organization, built on the belief that we all have the right to a healthy environment.

Since its founding in 1971, Earthjustice has defended that right by using the law to hold polluters accountable and to fight for the earth and its inhabitants.

URGENCY

What are the most pressing causes?

I urge people to get involved in whatever way they can, but there are three things that people can do right now to help fight for a healthy environment.

One, they can urge Congress and the EPA to support the first-ever limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants. Carbon pollution fuels climate change, and power plants are responsible for 40 percent of the carbon pollution in the United States, our single largest source. Setting the first-ever federal limits on carbon pollution from these power plants is a reasonable and essential step to address climate change.

BECAUSE THE EARTH

NEEDS A GOOD LAWYER

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