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October 11, 2016 | Legal Document

Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief: Fairbanks PM2 5 Nonattainment Classification

Fairbanks North Star Borough (the Borough) has the worst episodic fine particulate matter (PM-2.5) pollution in the nation—“worse than Los Angeles, Milwaukee and Detroit combined,” a local newspaper put it. See Exhibit 1 (Amanda Bohman, Air pollution in North Pole worse than Los Angeles, Milwaukee and Detroit combined, Fairbanks News Miner (May 27, 2016)). Defendants have known about Fairbanks’s PM-2.5 problem for more than half a decade, but they have repeatedly failed to take action mandated by the Clean Air Act to address the problem.

September 20, 2016 | Letter

Arctic and Atlantic CEO Withdrawal Letter

On behalf of the undersigned organizations and our millions of members and activists, we thank
you for your strong leadership in the fight against climate change. We urge you to build on the
unprecedented progress you have already made, by exercising your statutory authority to
withdraw the U.S. Arctic and Atlantic oceans permanently from all future oil and gas leasing.

July 11, 2016 | Letter

Letter to Mining Watch Canada

From Canada's Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna on transboundary watersheds and proposed mining activities