The New Math

Trip Van Noppen
Oakland, CA

Environment Justice & Law


Trip Van Noppen
President, Earthjustice
Trip Van Noppen is president of Earthjustice, a non profit environmental law firm. Earthjustice uses the courts to protect the environment.
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Oakland, CA 94612
United States
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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.

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Government Challenged to Tighten up Lax Federal Offshore Oil Regs
Earthjustice is in a number of courts challenging lax federal oversight of offshore exploratory oil drilling. The aim of the lawsuits is to force more protective federal oversight and regulation of the offshore oil industry. Earthjustice also is a stakeholder in a New Orleans federal court case defending the six month deepwater oil drilling moratorium put in place by the Obama administration.
Recent Publications/Appearances
July 26th, 2012 "The New Math"
February 3, 2012 Earth Justice "Coos Bay, Oregon is Coal Industry’s Latest Target"
Jan 5, 2011 The Huffington Post "Paying Respects to a Great Leader"
Aug 24, 2010 China Lifestyle "Clearing the Air on States’ Rights"
June 18, 2010 The Huffington Post "Let's Not Write Our Future in Oil"
July 17, 2009 The Huffington Post "It's Time To Defend Climate Change Bill"
June 7, 2009 San Francisco Chronicle "Clean energy: America can meet the challenge"
May 20, 2009 The Huffington Post "An Arctic Agenda for Secretary Salazar"
December 2008 Rachel Maddow Show "Lame Duck Watch"

July, 22 2011 Earthjustice "Congress Puts Polluters in the Rider's Seat"


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