Lisa Garcia EDO NSW

US environmental lawyer Lisa Garcia at the EDO

We were very pleased to welcome US environmental lawyer Lisa Garcia to a series of discussions in our office this week.

Lisa is Vice President of Litigation for Healthy Communities at Earth Justice, working on high-impact litigation to protect communities and families from pollution. Previously, Lisa served in the Obama Administration as Senior Advisor to the Administrator for Environmental Justice at the US Environmental Protection Agency. 

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Lisa Garcia with EDO NSW staff Isaac St Clair-Burns, Cecilia Fonseca, Brendan Dobbie, Amber Sprunt, Nadja Zimmermann, Rachel Walmsley, David Morris and Blake Powell.

Lisa was brought to Australia by Places You Love, an alliance working for a new generation of environmental laws in Australia. She shared her insights into the state of environmental law in the US and as we compared notes, many areas of crossover became apparent. Despite the current adverse political climate, Lisa says that strong laws like the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act continue to stand firm in the US.

Lisa was interviewed on PM on ABC radio: listen here >>