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Staff Attorney - Oil & Gas Program

Washington DC

The Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) seeks a staff attorney to assist in our efforts to reduce pollution from the oil and gas industry, focusing on new proposals and existing infrastructure in Maryland and West Virginia.  The staff attorney will advocate for strong state regulations that achieve real reductions in greenhouse gases (GHGs); analyze and potentially challenge environmental permits for large emitters of GHGs; assess and possibly litigate enforcement actions against facilities that violate environmental laws; and seek to ensure that the true climate impact of methane emissions is accurately captured in emissions inventories. Full job description located here: https://www.environmentalintegrity.org/who-we-are/job-opportunities/

Skills and Qualifications:

-Law school graduate.

-3-5 years of post-law-school legal experience, preferably including litigation and experience with the federal Clean Air Act. 

-Excellent research, writing, and analytical skills, and strong work ethic.

-Passion for protecting public health and the environment, and motivation to respond to the local and global threat posed by climate change.

-Prior experience or demonstrated commitment to working with members of front-line communities who are directly affected by pollution.

-Ability to work cooperatively and constructively in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.

-The ideal applicant will have a scientific background and/or an aptitude for performing quantitative analyses and using science and data in support of legal advocacy. 

-Prior experience working on pollution issues associated with the oil and gas industry a plus.

We offer a mission- and employee-focused work environment and a competitive compensation package, including excellent benefits.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, legal writing sample, phone and email contacts for three references, and law school transcripts. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.  Please address your cover letter to Leah Kelly, Senior Attorney, identify in the email subject line that the application is for the “Staff Attorney – Oil & Gas Program” position, and submit your application materials to hr@environmentalintegrity.org.

Posted October 3, 2019

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