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January 9, 2017 | Blog Post

World Logistics Center: Bad for Air, Won’t Bring High-Quality Jobs

In a region that already suffers some of the worst air quality in the nation, we can expect to feel the weight of diesel soot in our lungs from the additional 14,000 truck trips that will rumble through the community every day to the World Logistics Center.

January 9, 2017 | In the News: KPCC

Can The AQMD Raise $1 Billion a Year To Clean Up The Air?

Angela Johnson Mezaros, Attorney, Earthjustice: “You’re refusing to require that largest sources of air pollution install cost-effective, life-saving pollution control equipment. And instead you’re calling for a tax on ordinary folks for owning a car?”

December 30, 2016 | In the News: KPCC

2017 Wishes: What are your hopes for the new year?

Adrian Martinez, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: "On the local level and state level, there’s going to be immense opportunities. There’s a lot of energy and engagement from people. I don’t think we can underestimate how the November election impacted Southern Californians."

December 23, 2016 | In the News: Los Angeles Review of Books

A Very Special Holiday Gift Show (with the ACLU, EFF, and Earthjustice)

Hosts Medaya Ocher and Kate Wolf decide that in a year unlike any other, it’s time for a different approach to holiday gift giving. How can we give the gift of resistance against the anti-democratic forces empowered on November 8th? Medaya and Kate raise this question with guests Adrienna Wong from the ACLU of Southern California, Adrian Martinez from Earthjustice, and Shahid Buttar of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

December 20, 2016 | In the News: Bloomberg BNA

EPA Bans 72 Chemicals From Pesticides, Unlikely to Affect Industry

Yana Garcia, Associate Attorney, Earthjustice: “EPA has recognized for years that consumers and users of pesticide products need more information about product ingredients in order to keep themselves and families safe, and in order to make better choices about whether to buy a particular product, and when and where to use it if they do. But EPA took action to remove these 72 ingredients because they are no longer in use. We hope that EPA can continue its efforts to remove ingredients in pesticides that it knows are toxic and still in use in hundreds of products across the country.”

December 9, 2016 | In the News: Public Now

Terminal Developer Sues City Of Oakland To Overturn Coal Ban Ordinance

Colin O'Brien, Attorney, Earthjustice: "Phil Tagami broke his promise to the people of Oakland that he would not try to ship coal through this terminal. The City of Oakland stood up to his pressure and used their legal authority to ban coal from being handled or stored in Oakland on the basis that it poses a substantial risk to the health and safety of Oaklanders.

December 6, 2016 | Press Release

Earthjustice Adds Policy Advocate In California

Erica Martinez, former policy consultant for California Assembly leadership, will focus on clean air and clean energy issues, as well as other environmental issues affecting the state

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