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Decker coal mine Montana WildEarth Guardians/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Many cheered when Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced earlier this month that she would “pause” new federal coal leases by ordering the department to consider how to better disclose and account for the environmental and climate damage that coal inflicts.

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The Oregon spotted frog shows nature has a sense of humor or is at least artistic—it is a little frog, speckled with bright marks on its chest, gold-rimmed eyes and spots on its back that at times look like little black flowers. But despite its glitzy characteristics, the Oregon spotted frog is really hard to find—largely because human activity has mostly eliminated its home.

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A new year brings hope for the future. It’s a time to set new goals to better ourselves, our communities and our planet. As we dive into 2016, one resolution that’s shining through here at Earthjustice is continuing our work to accelerate the transition away from dirty fossil fuels. A key part of this effort is advancing solar energy technology.

"Malheur NWR, OR" by Don Barrett https://flic.kr/p/ahgGfv

Armed, anti-government militants have taken over Oregon’s Malheur Wildlife Refuge.  The militants and their sympathizers have peddled false assertions about America’s public lands. For example:

“The land policies now are, basically, lock it up and throw away the key,” a commissioner from Garfield County, Utah, told The New York Times in a quote that wrapped up a front page story. “It’s land with no use.”

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