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July 17, 2014 | Blog Post

EPA Ears Filled With Toxic Refinery Stories

One sunny Wednesday in Wilmington, California, instead of spending the day at work or taking their kids to the beach, community members gathered to tell the Environmental Protection Agency what it is like living near large oil refineries.

July 8, 2014 | Case

Challenging California’s Approval of Bee-Killing Pesticides

Environmental and food safety groups, represented by Earthjustice, are challenging California’s illegal practice of approving new agricultural uses for neonicotinoid pesticides, despite mounting evidence that the pesticides are devastating honeybees.

July 7, 2014 | Blog Post

UPDATE: Coral and Parrotfish – A Love Story

Since the May 14 release of the Earthjustice video titled Coral and Parrotfish – A Love Story, more than 90,000 people have learned about how parrotfish can be essential players in coral preservation.

July 2, 2014 | Blog Post

San Joaquin Valley Agency Blows Hot Air

An unfortunate incident shows both how much advocates have achieved—and how much more work we have to do in the San Joaquin Valley.

June 26, 2014 | Case

Fighting for Clean Energy in Southern California

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has voted on their plan to replace the power from the shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Generating System. The CPUC passed their proposed decision unanimously, which will require Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric to incorporate clean energy to replace the San Onofre system. Ultimately, the final decision incorporated last minute changes that will increase the odds that utilities will build gas plants instead of installing local, renewable energy sources.

June 25, 2014 | Blog Post

Building a Healthy Living Plan for a Growing Bay Area

Irene's commute provides a snapshot of the economic and demographic changes affecting all the neighborhoods around the Bay Area. Can public transportation keep pace with residents' needs? Will people continue to find affordable housing near their workplaces? How will these changes shape the identities of our neighborhoods?

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