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Clear-cut logging operations have already devastated forests in Oregon. This bill will allow even larger areas to be razed for timber production without public comment.

Earthjustice is working to defeat a bill recently introduced in Congress called the “Resilient Forest Act of 2017” (H.R. 2936).  Far from a forest protection act, the proposed law is a gift to the timber industry.

Congress is trying to swiftly move this bill forward—it already passed the House Natural Resources Committee and will soon be headed to the House floor for a vote.

Operaciones de petróleo y gas cerca de zonas residenciales en Colorado.

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Earthjustice demandó este mes a la Oficina de Administración de Tierras (BLM, por sus siglas en inglés) por demorar regulaciones contra el gas metano, uno de los principales causantes del efecto invernadero  que amenaza la salud de millones de personas y el clima del planeta.

El 6 de agosto de 2012, un incendio y una explosión en una refinería Chevron en Richmond, California, causó que 15,000 personas necesitaran tratamiento médico.

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Pam Nixon vive en una zona de West Virginia que llaman "Valle Químico", rodeada de industrias que manejan químicos tóxicos e inflamables. Durante los 65 años que ha vivido allí, ella ha tenido que refugiarse en casa y sellar sus ventanas repetidas veces por alertas de fugas químicas.

Abbie Dillen, Earthjustice VP of Litigation for Climate and Energy

“Sometimes there’s virtue in having no choice but to fight like hell, and that’s this moment,” says Abbie Dillen, Earthjustice’s vice president of litigation for climate and energy.

Dillen uses the law to make way for clean energy by outmaneuvering the fossil fuel industry, with the goal of halting the most devastating impacts of climate change.

On August 6, 2012, a fire and explosion at a Chevron refinery in Richmond, Calif. caused 15,000 people to seek medical treatment.

Pam Nixon lives in an area of West Virginia called “Chemical Valley,” where she is surrounded by facilities that handle dangerous toxic and flammable chemicals. Many times during her 65 years there she’s had to shelter in place, tape up windows and huddle in her home after being alerted about a chemical leak nearby.

Deep in the heart of northern Maine, the wild landscape of Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument offers an escape for hikers, kayakers and thrill-seeking white water rafters. It has also been an economic boon to Maine’s Penobscot County. Since former President Obama designated Katahdin Woods and Waters as a monument in 2016, the new status has significantly increased tourism and bolstered local business. But all is not well in Penobscot County.

Activist Yudith Nieto holds an air sampler in Hartman Park, in the Manchester neighborhood of Houston, Texas.

Scott Pruitt spent much of his energy as Oklahoma attorney general suing the EPA. Now that he’s heading the agency, Pruitt is trying another tactic—delaying new rules that protect our air and water, rather than challenging them head-on in court. Earthjustice is fighting to defend these rules—because for every delay, lives are lost. The following statistics show how communities would be impacted by Pruitt's deadly delays.


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