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- Overall, we rate EarthJustice Left-Center biased based on their advocacy for environmental policy favored by the left and highly factual due to proper sourcing.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1971, Earthjustice is a nonprofit U.S. environmental law organization. EarthJustice is headquartered in San Francisco, CA. The president is Trip Van Noppen, who states its mission as “using the courts to protect our environment and people’s health.”
Funded by / Ownership
Earthjustice was founded by Phil Berry, Fred Fisher and Don Harris. Funding for the organization comes from individual, fully tax-deductible contributions and foundations. Their financial statements and supporting foundations are available online. EarthJustice has been awarded top ratings from charity watchdogs such as Charity Navigator, GuideStar, BBB, and CharityWatch.
According to their annual report, as of 2017, Earthjustice had $132,970,573 in Liabilities and Assets and 300 full-time staff members, including about 120 full-time attorneys, which include legal and research analysts, policy and legislation experts, staff scientists, and communications staff.
Analysis / Bias
Earthjustice provides expertise in Coal, Clean Energy, and Oceans Programs. They also advocate on behalf of the public’s interest on Capitol Hill. On their website, you can view their recent court wins and legal advances. The main criticism of EarthJustice comes from right-wing groups such as this: How Environmentalism Weakens U.S. National Security
In review, EarthJustice utilizes emotionally loaded headlines such as “Trump Administration Resorts To Soviet-style Takeover Of Private Energy Markets To Keep Dirty, Uneconomic Coal Plants Running” and “Scott Pruitt’s EPA Just Shut the Door on Independent Scientists.” However, EarthJustice utilizes credible sources such as Bloomberg, NY Times, and pro-science blogs such as blog.ucsusa.org.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate EarthJustice Left-Center biased based on their advocacy for environmental policy favored by the left and highly factual due to proper sourcing. (M. Huitsing 6/6/2018) Updated (9/09/2022)
Last Updated on May 24, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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