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Policy and Legislation

The Latest On: Policy and Legislation

March 13, 2017 | Feature

The Endangered Species Act Is Under Political Attack

Politicians backed by extractive industry interests are now undertaking some of the most serious threats ever seen in the four decades of the Endangered Species Act, our nation's landmark conservation law.

March 6, 2017 | In the News: Washington Examiner

Trump: The First 100 Days

Raul Garcia, Legislative Counsel, Earthjustice: "The real costs will be at the expense of border and immigrant communities, including the healthy and vibrant environment they deserve. It's justified by fiction, relying on the notion that our neighbors have somehow become our enemies and that our border communities must become militarized zones."

March 1, 2017 | Feature

Everything You Need To Know About NEPA

NEPA’s value is enormous, yet its mandate is simple. It ensures the federal government informs and engages the public it serves. NEPA protects public health, economic livelihoods, culture and nature from corporations and other special interests. In many cases, infrastructure and energy projects cater to wealthy corporations that prioritize profit at the expense of public health and the environment.

February 16, 2017 | Feature

Erasing Democracy

No one voted for dirtier air and water in the last election. But politicians in Washington, D.C., are now claiming a mandate to gut commonsense safeguards that protect our communities from harm—and in the process, are erasing the very rules that make our democracy work.

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