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November 25, 2015 | Blog Post

Why We Should Keep It in the (Frozen, Arctic) Ground

The Arctic has long been a bellwether of the consequences of climate change, with melting sea-ice, eroding coastlines and species like polar bears and walruses in peril as their habitat melts and changes. It has also been home to a cynical irony—as climate change melted the ice, oil companies rushed into the newly accessible waters in search of oil that would only worsen climate change and continue to hasten the region’s decline. 

But remarkably, in the past six months, the tide appears to be turning:

November 24, 2015 | Blog Post

Congress Seeks to Strip Protections from Gray Wolves and Other Endangered Species

The current U.S. Congress is a minefield for all of our core environmental protection laws, including the Endangered Species Act. More than 80 bills and amendments have already been introduced this year in the U.S. House and Senate to weaken this vital law. And now some members of Congress and their corporate special interest backers are working to eliminate Endangered Species Act protections for certain species through must-pass spending legislation.

November 24, 2015 | Legal Document

Motion to Intervene on 2015 Ozone Standard; Murray Energy Corporation v. EPA

Earthjustice representing American Lung Association, Sierra Club, Natural Resources Defense Council, and Physicians for Social Responsibility filed to oppose a major coal company’s challenge to stronger national ozone standards adopted last month. The EPA’s new standards were years overdue, and though they are weaker than the science-backed standards called for by medical experts, they are more protective than the standards they replaced and will help prevent many hundreds of hospital visits, asthma attacks, and deaths.

November 24, 2015 | Job Post

Post-Grad Law Fellowship, Fall 2016



The Northeast Office of Earthjustice, a non-profit environmental law firm, is now accepting applications for candidates interested in applying for post-graduate legal fellowships funded through a law school to commence in the fall of 2016.

November 23, 2015 | Legal Document

Response to Court Order

Solenex LLC. v. S.M.R. Jewell, Secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior, et al.


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