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Autumn leaves

During this time of transition and change, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on all we’ve accomplished together in the past year. Earthjustice secured more than 50 victories safeguarding our national treasures, defending imperiled wildlife, advancing clean energy and fighting back against corporate polluters.

None of this would have been possible without our supporters. As we gear up for the big challenges that lie ahead, we want to thank our members for fighting alongside us and helping to win these landmark cases:

 

Port of Oakland

[Editor’s note: The national election this month shows that local, regional, and state-level work to effect environmental change and protect community health is more important than ever. Earthjustice is partnering with local organizations in Oakland to improve families' quality of life and reduce health problems from the high concentrations of diesel exhaust in the community.

Howling wolf

Wolves have influenced human language for many thousands of years. In ancient Greece, “λύκον ἰδεῖν” meant “to see a wolf,” or to be struck dumb, apparently the result of being sighted by a wolf. The word “wulf” was one of the most common compounds in early Anglo-Saxon names, and today we lament (or sometimes celebrate) how fast we “wolf down” a meal or complain of someone who has “cried wolf” again.

Artist and educator Mary Ting has been an ardent supporter of Earthjustice and a variety of environmental causes for more than 25 years.

This is a guest blog post by Mary Ting. Mary is an NYC-based visual artist working on installations, drawings, sculptures and community projects that reflect on grief, memories and human interactions with nature. She currently teaches at CUNY John Jay College in the studio art department and the Sustainability/Environmental Justice program. Mary is a member of Earthjustice’s Amicus Society, which honors Earthjustice supporters who have given for 25 years or more.

Photo of Pågan Island ca. 1970.

This is a guest blog post by Jerome Kaipat Aldan. Aldan is mayor of the Northern Islands. 

Jerome Kaipat Aldan.I was eight years old when Mt. Pågan, one of two volcanoes that created Pågan Island, erupted. I have many precious childhood memories of that beautiful island. I remember going for swims in the ocean. Small houses made of wood and tin blended in with the natural beauty.

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Written by Dave Archambault II, the elected Chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, which is based in Fort Yates, North Dakota.

For the last two years, the Standing Rock Sioux people have actively opposed a massive crude oil pipeline that threatens our lives, livelihoods and land we have called home since time immemorial.

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