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January 30, 2017 | Fact Sheet

America’s Deep Sea Treasures: The Northeast Canyons And Seamounts Marine National Monument

Located about 150 miles off the coast of Cape Cod and approximately the size of Connecticut, the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument is the first and only marine national monument off the continental United States. Learn about the biodiversity hotspot, and why this ecological necessity must be safeguarded from threats.

January 26, 2017 | Fact Sheet

Protect Clean, Safe Drinking Water from Congressional Attack

This the long-awaited Stream Protection Rule provides local communities with information they need about water contamination caused by nearby coal mining operations, and includes several important safeguards for clean water and the well-being of communities near coal mining operations. Lawmakers are seeking to eviscerate this common sense clean-water regulation using the Congressional Review Act, a back door tactic which allows Congress to erase recently finalized protections with little debate and zero public input.

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

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