Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Where Law and Politics Intersect

Date & time

Apr 10, 2012, 4:00-5:00 pm EDT


Free and open to the public.
Reception to follow.

As President of Earthjustice, the nation's premier public interest environmental law firm (, Trip Van Noppen leads the organization's staff, board, and supporters to advance its mission of using the courts to protect our environment and people's health.

From the speaker's bio: "In 2005 I was thrilled to join Earthjustice in the newly-created position of Vice President for Litigation. I came to the organization because Earthjustice is the premier environmental public interest law organization in the world, dedicated to using the courts to protect the environment and people's health and to creating a model that other groups can adapt around the globe. What a dream job! I get to work with outstanding attorneys across the organization to help craft the cases and the larger-scale strategies that will achieve the most important and lasting results.

Now, beginning in January 2008, I have become Earthjustice's President. I still get to work with our outstanding attorneys, and also with the rest of our staff, our board and other supporters, and with other environmental groups to advance our mission of protecting the environment and people's health. Doing this work at Earthjustice, with its national and international impact, is the opportunity of a lifetime."

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Sponsored by: University of Michigan Law School, Environmental Law and Policy Program (ELPP), Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, Natural Resources and Environment, School of Public Health, Energy Institute, ERB Institute, Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute, Program in the Environment, and Taubman College.