Sierra Club Attorney - Beyond Coal Campaign
Context: The Sierra Club is the nation's leader in grassroots environmental litigation and a major force to be reckoned with by industry and government agencies. Law treatises are filled with watershed decisions won by the Sierra Club, and we annually file over 125 new cases.
The Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign is leading the charge to stem catastrophic climate change and to promote sustainable energy choices. The Beyond Coal Campaign is dedicated to moving our economy toward a clean energy future by stopping new coal-fired plants, phasing out existing plants, promoting clean energy alternatives, and keeping the massive U.S. coal reserves in the ground and out of international markets. The Campaign is the centerpiece of the Sierra Club's Climate Recovery Partnership, which aims to reduce America's greenhouse gas emissions while strengthening the resiliency of our natural habitats and communities in the face of climate changes already set in motion.
Position Summary: The Sierra Club has an immediate opening for attorneys in our San Francisco or Washington D.C offices. Other locations may be possible depending on qualifications and unique circumstances.
As part of the Club’s national legal team, the Beyond Coal Attorney will litigate key cases under the Clean Air Act, targeting dirty, old coal plants for cleanup and retirement; advocate before state public utility commissions for clean energy programs; challenge proposed permits for new, coal-based power and liquid fuel facilities; and help coordinate all aspects of the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign. The position involves daily contact with Sierra Club volunteer activists, staff, experts and attorneys throughout the nation.
· J.D. degree and license to practice law, with experience in environmental law.
· One to ten years relevant legal experience (depending on level).
· Excellent writing and analytic skills.
· Strong interpersonal and consensus-building skills.
To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, law school transcript, writing sample, and references to Megan Siems at the following e-mail address: email@example.com
The Sierra Club offers a competitive salary package commensurate with skills and experience plus excellent benefits that include medical, dental, and vision coverage, and a retirement savings 401(k) plan.
Sierra Club is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce.
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