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Maya K. van Rossum, Esq.

Maya K. van Rossum is the founder of Green Amendments For The Generations, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring a movement to amend state constitutions to recognize and protect environmental rights on par with other inalienable civic and political freedoms. 

She is also the Delaware Riverkeeper, leading the regional advocacy organization, the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, for over 27 years. The Delaware Riverkeeper Network works throughout the four states of the Delaware River watershed (NY, NJ, PA & DE) and at the national level using advocacy, science and litigation to protect the Delaware River and its tributaries. van Rossum is skilled as an author, environmental attorney, strategist, community organizer, facilitator, coalition builder and manager. 

Maya was appointed to NJ Governor Murphy’s 2019 transition committee on environment and energy, was honored as a River Hero in 2020 by the River Network, was named in 2019 as one of Philadelphia Business Journal’s Power 100, and was also named One Of The “10 Most Influential People of 2015” When It Comes to Energy Issues by SNL Energy, a testament to her leadership in efforts to ban fracking and to prevent the ongoing proliferation of fracked gas infrastructure such as pipelines and compressor stations. She has testified, by invitation, three times before U.S. Congressional committees and also founded the Environmental Law Clinic at Temple’s Beasley School of Law.

Programs by Maya K. van Rossum, Esq..

Under the current U.S. system of environmental laws and governance, communities are being harmed by environmental pollution and degradation; with indigenous communities, communities of color, and low-income communities being disproportionately impact...

Program Number
3213
Program Date
2022-01-07
Category
Constitutional LawConsumer Protection LawsEnvironmental LawFederal CourtsFlorida EligibleGreen TechnologyPersonal Injury
State
CaliforniaColoradoFloridaGeorgiaNew JerseyNew YorkTexas Self Study