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January 25, 2017 | Letter

Community and Conservation Groups Ask Congress To Defend Clean Water Protections

Over 70 local, regional, and national environmental and community groups nationwide are calling on lawmakers to stand strong against a legislative attack on clean water. The Stream Protection Rule requires monitoring to detect harmful chemicals in surface water and groundwater – information that’s crucial to the health and safety of communities leaving in proximity to coal-mining operations.

January 24, 2017 | In the News: Wisconsin Gazette

Baldwin, Johnson Introduce Bill To Lift Protections For Wolves

Marjorie Mulhall, Senior Legislative Counsel, Earthjustice: “A new Congress has resurfaced an old vendetta against imperiled wolves. If this legislation is signed into law, wolves in Wyoming will be subjected to unregulated killing across the vast majority of the state and even on the borders of Yellowstone National Park numerous legal loopholes will authorize widespread wolf killing.”

January 19, 2017 | In the News: Eos

Trump EPA Pick Scott Pruitt Faces Heated Confirmation Hearing

Sarah Saylor, Senior Legislative Representative, Earthjustice: “It’s not clear in my view that Pruitt really respects or would take the role of administrator of EPA to be as protective of public health as it historically has been or has been intended to be.”

January 18, 2017 | Press Release

Congress Unleashes War on Wolves

Senators from Midwest and Wyoming introduce bill to strip protections from endangered gray wolves

December 24, 2016 | In the News: The Hill

Greens Ready For Trump War

Marty Hayden, Vice President of Legislation & Policy, Earthjustice: “To undo something, you have to go through the same process it takes to write a rule — you don’t just get rid of them with the swipe of a pen. If they don’t follow the law on that, then we’ll see them in court at the end of the day when they finalize something.”

December 8, 2016 | In the News: Teen Vogue

Scott Pruitt: 7 Things to Know About Donald Trump's Pick for EPA Administrator

Marty Hayden, VP of Policy & Legislation, Earthjustice: “When ... the Trump administration tries to undo good things that have been done, and when they try to do new bad things, new harmful things, where that’ll end up is in court. And we’ll be there to meet him. ... Anyone who drinks water, anyone who breathes air, should be concerned [with] the future of the EPA.”

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