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EarthJustice - Left Center BiasLEFT-CENTER BIAS

These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal bias.  They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes) to favor liberal causes.  These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.

Factual Reporting: HIGH

History

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 includes legal and research analysts, policy and legislation experts, staff scientists, and communications staff.  

Analysis / Bias

Earthjustice provides expertise on 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.  

Overall, we rate EarthJustice Left-Center biased based ontheir advocacy for environmental policy favored by the left and highly factual due to proper sourcing. (M. Huitsing 6/6/2018)

Source: https://earthjustice.org

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