(Cross-posted from the Science and Environmental Health Network‘s blog) As a young environmental attorney, I am fortunate to count Carolyn Raffensperger as one of my most trusted mentors. Carolyn’s advice and guidance deeply inform my work as the Advocacy Director for Women’s Earth Alliance, where I am building and stewarding a new pro bono legal…

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This week, an administrative law judge for the Department of Interior issued an historic decision revoking Peabody Coal Company’s permit for its Black Mesa and Kayenta coal mines, effecting a precedent-setting victory in the decades-long struggle for environmental justice on Black Mesa. The decision also signals that while the Obama Administration still has its work…

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Thanks to everyone who joined us for an excellent conference call discussion this morning, on Climate Change in Copenhagen. The Conference Call Series of WEA’s Women and Land Initiative highlights the work of Indigenous environmental justice leaders each month, and this month we were honored to speak with Tom Goldtooth and Jihan Gearon of the…

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A new report out by the United Nations Population Fund has warned that women in developing countries will be the most vulnerable to climate change. “[Women] do most of the agricultural work, and are therefore affected by weather-related natural disasters impacting on food, energy and water, the report said.” Read an article about it from…

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Calling all women advocates with a passion for environmental justice! Women attorneys, advocates, law students and members of the legal profession are invited to join a Women’s Earth Alliance Advocacy Delegation in 2010 – an unparalleled opportunity to meet and collaborate with indigenous women on the frontlines of environmental justice campaigns in North America.

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