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August 19, 2017 | In the News: The Daily Sentinel

Governor Should Oppose Mine Royalty Request

Ted Zukoski, Attorney, Earthjustice: “Gov. Hickenlooper has committed the state to achieving the Paris agreement’s greenhouse gas reduction goals and to being a leader in reducing methane pollution from the oil and gas industry. Subsidizing a coal mine at the expense of Colorado taxpayers in order to benefit the single largest industrial methane polluter in the state undermines both of those commitments.”

August 2, 2017 | Legal Document

Coalition Comments on Colorado's Suncor Refinery

The Suncor refinery in the Denver-metro area is one of the largest sources of air pollution. Earthjustice working with numerous local organizations have submitted comments on a series of permit modifications that could further increase the pollution burden in the surrounding communities.

July 16, 2017 | In the News: The Daily Sentinel

Arch Coal At Crossroads In Review

Looking every bit as comfortable in hiking gear as he might be in courtroom attire, attorney Ted Zukoski of the conservation group Earthjustice led a group of environmentalists deep into the Gunnison National Forest east of Paonia on a sunny late-June day.

July 14, 2017 | Blog Post

The Latest State to Buck Trump on Paris: Colorado

With Colorado committing to the Paris Agreement, Earthjustice attorney Michael Hiatt highlights four reasons why clean energy in the state is poised for significant growth.

July 11, 2017 | Video

Trading Fossils For Fossil Fuels

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument may hold the key to the disappearance of the dinosaurs. But Trump wants to trade these fossils for fossil fuel.

July 10, 2017 | Legal Document

Complaint For Declaratory And Injunctive Relief: BLM Methane &Waste Prevention Rule

This case challenges the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s decision to stay compliance deadlines for certain provisions of its Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation Rule, 81 Fed. Reg. 83,008 (Nov. 18, 2016), which has been in effect since January 17, 2017. See 82 Fed. Reg. 27,430 (June 15, 2017). BLM’s June 15, 2017 stay violates the Administrative Procedure Act. 5 U.S.C. §§ 553, 705, 706(2)(A). The stay harms Plaintiffs and other members of the public by reducing royalty payments and allowing waste of public natural gas resources and excessive air pollution that would otherwise be controlled under the Rule.

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