Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. They wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to preserve the wild, to fight for healthy communities and to advance clean energy to promote a healthy climate.
This is a country of strong environmental laws and now more than ever we must use the power of the law to fight those who would harm our communities, our climate, and the natural world we value so deeply.
Earthjustice has spent the last 45 years fighting the toughest legal battles of our time and will not back down now. They will continue to uphold human rights and justice for all.
Did you know:
- Earthjustice lawyers have helped save hundreds of species from extinction. It all began in 1976, when Earthjustice filed the first-ever lawsuit against the government to protect imperiled wildlife.
- After Earthjustice helped generate more than 150,000 comments demanding clean water, in 2013 the EPA proposed a series of options for cleaning up the billions of pounds of arsenic, lead, mercury, and other toxic pollutants that power plants dump into our waters.
- After more than a decade of Earthjustice litigation, the EPA finally issued tough new standards to control mercury and other dangerous air pollutants emitted by coal-fired power plants, saving thousands of lives and preventing thousands of heart attacks and asthma attacks every year.
- In 2012, Earthjustice successfully intervened in a lawsuit defending the right of government to inform its citizens about dangerous chemicals like styrene, a suspected carcinogen.
To learn more about the Earthjustice, click here to go to their website and please consider a small donation of $5 or more to protect the environment.
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"Our Earth, the water, the air, the wildlife and all of nature need stronger protection now more than ever. I have chosen Earthjustice because I believe in our responsibility to pass the gifts of the natural environment on to future generations. Earthjustice backs environmental groups in court, and they have been instrumental in many legal victories for our clean air, clean water and wildlife protection. I know that there a many more battles to be fought and won for our environment in the coming years and I want to help contribute to protect our right to a beautiful world."
Jennifer Orkin Lewis (also known as August Wren): I am an artist and illustrator based in a beautiful little village outside of New York City. I'm known for my daily sketchbook and the style I've developed while creating it. I paint a 30 minute painting a day and the looseness and intuitiveness of those paintings have become my signature. They are inspired by the everyday small things I see, from a bird, a teacup to a large crowd. I mostly paint with gouache and watercolor but I happily throw in some acrylic, ink, and pencil into the mix. I spent many years after graduating from RISD as a textile stylist designing prints for children's clothing and lingerie.
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