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February 10, 2014 | Video

Finding Their Way

Jen Slotterback was hiking in her favorite park when she found signs of surveying for gas drilling, or fracking.

January 22, 2014 | Blog Post

Getting It Right for the Arctic Ocean

Thanks to long-running Earthjustice litigation on behalf of Alaska Native and conservation groups, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ordered the Department of the Interior to reconsider its decision to issue millions of acres of oil leases to companies like Shell and ConocoPhillips in the Chukchi Sea. In response, the government has suspended drilling there pending the review.

January 16, 2014 | Blog Post

Towns Fight Back Against Fracking

In mid-December the Pennsylvania Supreme Court found Act 13 is unconstitutional. This is a law that allowed state government to override local communities’ zoning decisions to limit hydraulic fracturing or fracking. The decision stems from a lawsuit by seven Pennsylvania municipalities, a doctor and the Delaware Riverkeeper Network. Earthjustice submitted a friend-of-the-court brief in the case, representing 22 organizations, including Marcellus Protest, Lehigh Valley Gas Truth and Berks Gas Truth.

August 8, 2013 | Video

Kids Speak Up On Fracking

The oil and gas industry tried to silence 7- and 10-year-old siblings with a gag order after their parents sued. But the industry can't silence all children.

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