Earthjustice’s Fossil Fuels Program is hiring a Staff Attorney to join us in using the power of the law to protect communities and our environment from an onslaught of new oil and gas development. The position will focus on the Appalachian region. The attorney will preferably be based in our Midwest Regional office in Chicago, but for the right candidate we would consider placing the position elsewhere.
Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change. We partner with thousands of groups and supporters to engage the critical environmental issues of our time, and bring about positive change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.
Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished track record of achieving significant, lasting environmental protections. We achieve this by hiring people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Los Angeles, Tallahassee, Miami, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle, Bozeman, Chicago, and Washington, DC.
At a time when we desperately need to reduce greenhouse emissions to stay below 1.5 or 2˚ c., the oil and gas industry is aggressively expanding fossil fuel infrastructure, locking us into decades of future fossil fuel use and directly harming communities already hardest hit by climate disruption. Earthjustice’s Fossil Fuels program seeks to confront this massive build-out. We use litigation, administrative advocacy, and partnership to advance an end to U.S. oil and gas extraction and production, and stop new infrastructure (e.g. pipelines, petrochemical facilities, and export terminals) that would lock us in to decades of continued fossil fuel reliance. The Staff Attorney’s work will focus on challenging new and expanding fossil fuel infrastructure development, particularly targeting ill-conceived petrochemical facilities and related infrastructure, and pipelines, with an emphasis on the Appalachian Ohio River Valley Region. The attorney will be supervised by the Senior Fossil Fuels attorney, and will collaborate with other program staff and offices working on related matters.
We offer a mission- and employee-focused work environment and a competitive compensation package, including excellent benefits. Earthjustice is an equal opportunity employer and highly values diversity.
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