We can help you defend your community from dirty energy and waste facilities, especially proposed ones. Our experience, networks, databases, and materials are all made with the intention of supporting you. Feel free to call or email us any time.

Each staff member's email address consists of their first name followed by @energyjustice.net

MikeFounder & Executive Director: Mike Ewall (215-436-9511) has been active since high school in 1990. His student and community work has helped many communities achieve victories against coal and gas power plants, landfills, incinerators, ethanol plants, medical waste facilities, and other noxious industries. His work includes research, writing, programming, organizing, networking, public speaking, legal work, policy analysis, advising and more. Find his full bio here.

Traci Administrative Director: Traci Confer (215-743-4884) started out in 1997, assisting with a local fight against a wood waste incinerator in Morrisville, Pennsylvania. She's worked with Mike Ewall ever since, helping with research, database management and community organizing.

DanteDivert Baltimore Program Coordinator, Environmental Justice Researcher & Organizer: Dante Swinton was involved in the successful fight against Santee Cooper's proposed coal plant in eastern-central South Carolina. He has run for state and local office to raise awareness of waste, recycling, energy and transit issues. He's completed a graduate program at the University of Baltimore in Nonprofit Management and Social Entrepreneurship.

Ava Clean Air Baltimore Coalition Coordinator: Ava Richardson has worked on health disparity issues for over 10 years – leading public health programs, initiatives and grassroots organizing efforts as a researcher and program manager. Her career has been focused on eliminating racial, economic and geographic health disparities nationwide through community-led change. Ava is a Maryland native with roots in Baltimore – making issues of environmental justice in the city a passion of hers. She is currently doctoral students at Johns Hopkins University and holds a Bachelor’s in Biology and a Master of Public Health from Frostburg State and Morgan State Universities, respectively.

Mapping Project, Website, and Online Community: Aaron Kreider has worked as a web developer since 2002. He uses PHP, MySQL, Google Maps, GIS, and other open source tools. He also has experience in statistical analysis and social movements (MA in Sociology from the University of Notre Dame). He is currently working on making his house more sustainable with solar panels, a vegetable garden, rain barrels, insulation, finding air leaks, two clothes lines, LED lights, and more. He can provide local community groups with computer tech advice (and also statistical analysis) and is open to making online (and possibly offline) maps for you.