New Jersey's Public-Interest Environmental Lawyers

Our Mission

The Eastern Environmental Law Center is a non-profit, public-interest environmental law firm located in Newark, New Jersey. We work on behalf of environmental advocacy, conservation and community groups to achieve environmental justice, implement clean-energy solutions and preserve the region’s open space, wildlife and natural resources for generations to come.

Environmental Justice

EELC serves as a legal advocate for vulnerable communities in the fight for environmental justice and equitable development. We take polluters to court and hold government agencies accountable under the law to ensure equal access to a safe and healthy environment.

Clean
Energy

EELC leverages the power of coalitions to push for clean-energy solutions and stop new fossil-fuel infrastructure. We help our clients advocate for clean energy in court, in regulatory proceedings and before administrative agencies.

Open Space + Sustainable Development

EELC works with communities and conservation groups to defend New Jersey’s treasured open spaces, healthy watersheds and sensitive wildlife habitats from encroaching development, and to ensure smart, sustainable growth.

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