Earthjustice

Rating: 3.5 stars   14 reviews

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Location: 426 17th St. 6th Floor Oakland CA 94612 USA

Mission: Earthjustice is a nonprofit public interest law firm dedicated to protecting the magnificent places, natural resources, and wildlife of this earth and to defending the right of all people to a healthy environment. We bring about far-reaching change by enforcing and strengthening environmental laws on behalf of hundreds of organizations and communities.
Geographic areas served: We have regional office all over the country and an international office based in Oakland
Programs: Earthjustice works in eight regional offices around the country to protect the environment by enforcing the law. Our offices are working together to combat the causes of global warming, including challenging some of the dirtiest existing and proposed coal-fired power plants and encouraging action on renewable energy and energy efficiency. Offices also focus on local issues aimed at protecting public lands, forests, and wildlife, and defending everone's right to clean air and water. In Alaska, we are working to protect the nation's largest temperate rainforest, the Tongass National Forest. In the Pacific Northwest, our efforts are focused on restoring the runs of wild salmon and steelhead on the Columbia and Snake Rivers and throughout the region. In California, our staff is working to protect Sierra Nevada wild lands and ensure public health in the Central Valley by enforcing the Clean Air Act. In Hawaii we work with native Hawaiian communities to protect endangered species and water resources, and to protect the food supply from the impacts of GMOs. In Florida, we are pushing for a sane state water policy, and public access to the state's waterways. Our two Rocky Mountain offices -- one in Colorado, the other in Montana -- are working to protect endangered species, including grizzly bears and the habitat upon which they depend, and stop fire sale oil and gas leasing of our public lands. Our Washington DC office is leading the effort to clean up air pollution on behalf of the thousands of Americans at risk of developing asthma due to smog and air pollution. And finally, our international program works with attorneys throughout the Americas and the world, building cross-national support for a better, healthier, environment.
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Rating: 2 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

Charities are not businesses, and pay for executive directors should not chase the for-profit corporate model. For that reason, I am declining to renew support for charities with executive compensation that exceeds $250,000 or 1% of budget (for national organizations). If the work is so important that I should support it, then I expect charity leaders to be willing to support the work at several times my income.

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cap executive compensation at $250,000 or 1% of budget, whichever is lower.

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2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Earth Justice states 'because the earth needs a good attorney'. So true, and I am sooooo thankful that Earth Justice is here working to inform and ensure that the earth remains or recovers to be a healthy place for all who share this planet. They act where so many others sit on the sidelines and just make noise. They took up the water-rights fight in Hawaii when many thought it was a losing battle. They never took that stance, and Hawaii and the local people are better because of Earth Justice. Thank you.

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Friends and family have benefited from their expertise in the islands.

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None. Unless hoping for more public funding via donations is possible....

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Rating: 5 stars  

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Earth Justice makes sure that environmental laws and regulations do more than just sit on the books. They take on meaningful fights and collaborate with other organizations so they're using their resources wisely. Nonprofit legal groups can easily end up cherry picking high-profile and/or winnable cases, but Earth Justice takes cases on their merits. I feel good about supporting their work because I know where my money is going.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

fighting for enforcement of hazardous waste laws.

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2009-3-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

An awesome organization to donate to, 81% of all donations go to the work they do. I joined their monthly giving program and it is a great way to stay involved and make my money go further (less mail, they can count on my funds monthly, and I am member of a special group). I have had a few one-on-one interactions with Earthjustice and every time they have been polite and helpful. Keep up the good work. You have my support!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

they are effective in the work they do. I see results!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

polite and helpful

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

save the world!!!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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