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In a one-two punch to climate, President Trump’s new executive order ends the Interior Department’s moratorium on coal mining and initiates a repeal of the Clean Power Plan.

The new EPA administrator, Scott Pruitt, has defied science and common knowledge by claiming that carbon dioxide is not a primary contributor to climate change. This stance from President Trump’s appointee reflects an administration-wide disregard for climate change and caters to the bottom line of billionaire polluters, rather than protecting our public health.

A toxic herbicide just won EPA approval despite posing serious risks to human health and wildlife.

The EPA just approved use of the toxic herbicide Enlist Duo on millions of acres of genetically engineered corn, soybeans and cotton in 34 states. Earthjustice lawyers, on behalf of farmers, conservation groups and food and farmworker justice organizations, are fighting back in court against this decision, which could put human health and wildlife at risk.

Former EPA senior advisor Lisa Garcia tells us what we can expect if the Trump administration guts the EPA’s budget.

President Trump is no fan of a clean environment—a fact that is becoming all the more clear as he proposes a wide range of bills meant to water down or gut regulations that protect our environment and public health. Since his inauguration, Trump has nixed the Stream Protection Rule, attacked the Clean Water Rule and seeks to eliminate the Clean Power Plan.

Fishing industry groups wanted to revive a harmful program that excluded otters from parts of their coastal habitat—but Earthjustice fought back.

California sea otters can keep swimming toward a full recovery. For the second time in two years, a federal judge has upheld the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to end a harmful “No Otter Zone” along the California coast. Fishing industry groups wanted to revive this ill-advised program, which was supposed to exclude the already threatened otters from parts of their historic range, but Earthjustice intervened in the case on behalf of the marine mammals.

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