Trip Van Noppen is the president of Earthjustice, America's biggest non profit environmental law firm. The 50 plus attorneys at Earthjustice use federal environmental law to protect America's environment and public health. Earthjustice is a leading legal authority on environmental issues including climate change, clean air and water, endangered species, pesticides, forests, oil and gas extraction and others.
Before coming to Earthjustice, Trip practiced law in Raleigh, NC, specializing in civil rights, employment, environmental, and toxic tort cases. In 1998, he joined the Southern Environmental Law Center. Both in private practice and at SELC, Trip handled a wide variety of environmental cases and cases involving access to the courts. From 2005 - 2007, Trip was Earthjustice's Vice President for Litigation.