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Going to Extremes
in California

By Earthjustice Staff
Photos By Chris Jordan-Bloch
California, here it comes—a surge of extreme energy methods like fracking that aren't regulated and potentially threaten the Golden State's water, air and health.

Photo Essay: Fracking in the Golden State
By Chris Jordan-Bloch

"Lawyers in Love"
By Brian Smith

This article is available only
in the Magazine print edition.

Map: Fracking Across the United States


From the President
Trip Van Noppen

Going to Extremes
is Bad Energy Policy

From The Hill
Marty Hayden

An Exit Promise:
Toxic Reform

You The Reader
Terry Winckler

A Part of the Solution

This article is available only
in the Magazine print edition.

| Tom Turner

Current Cases, Issues, and Victories

Just Dessert
| Shirley Hao

Wisdom's Ageless Inspiration


In Memory,
Joan Mulhern

By Liz Judge
By the time Joan Mulhern died,
she was legendary in the fight against mountaintop removal mining.

More tributes to Joan

Winning One for the Wolverine
By John McManus
Managing Attorney Tim Preso uses wolverine tactics to protect these endangered animals.

Interview with wolverine expert Douglas H. Chadwick

Recycling's Dark Side
By Jessica A. Knoblauch
Recycling is a great idea—unless you live next to a site pouring toxins into your neighborhood. Across America, it's a matter of environmental justice.

Conversation: Vernice Miller-Travis
By Jessica A. Knoblauch
There's a reason why people of color, low-income populations and immigrants live near toxic places like dumps, says the renowned environmental justice advocate. Listen to the full interview.

Forced Pause on Arctic Drilling
By Kari Birdseye
Fierce Arctic weather stops Shell Oil from drilling in the Arctic this year.

This article is available only
in the Magazine print edition.

Latest Arctic News

Stop Soot: The Double Threat of Black Carbon


By Rebecca Jackrel
Nesting gentoo penguins on Peterman Island, Antarctica. A freelance photographer and Earthjustice supporter, Rebecca Jackrel is based in San Francisco, CA.

Slideshow: Reader's Gallery


Trip Van Noppen
Terry Winckler
Associate Editor
Jessica A. Knoblauch
Art Director
Ray Wan
Photo Director
Chris Jordan-Bloch
Kari Birdseye
Shirley Hao
Martin Hayden
Liz Judge
Brian Smith
Kathleen Sutcliffe
Tom Turner



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Chris Jordan-Bloch
Walt Desatoff stands by an oil field next to his home in Shafter, CA.

Going to Extremes:
Chris Jordan-Bloch
Oil rigs in California's Central Valley.

Fracking in the Golden State:
Chris Jordan-Bloch
Desatoff looks out the window of his bedroom at the oil field across the street from his home.

"Lawyers in Love":
Chris Jordan-Bloch
Attorneys Sarah Burt and George Torgun, with their son Robin.

On the Hill, Just Dessert:
Loetus Creative

AYImages / iStockphoto
The wolverine is among the rarest mammals in the lower-48 states and faces severe threats from habitat fragmentation and climate change.

Recycling's Dark Side:
Jesse Marquez
A fire at a junkyard in Wilmington, CA on June 5, 2010.

Steven R. McCaw
Vernice Miller-Travis speaks on environmental justice issues.

Arctic Drilling:
PO1 Sara Francis /
U.S. Coast Guard
Shell Oil's drilling unit Kulluk sits aground on Sitkalidak Island, AK, on January 1, 2013.