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May 29, 2015 | Blog Post

Only in Congress Is Clean Water Controversial

Growing up in the Southern Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, the streams and rivers were not only our source of clean drinking water, they were our playgrounds. As a kid, I roamed the forests and spent a lot of time in the creeks, especially where I could slide down slick rocks into cold pools.

May 29, 2015 | Job Post

Litigation Assistant

Earthjustice’s Washington, DC office is seeking a full-time Litigation Assistant to provide both substantive and administrative support to our legal staff.

May 28, 2015 | Blog Post

Thirsty Thursdays: Drought News Roundup

Thirsty Thursdays is our bimonthly blog series exploring the historic drought in the western United States. In the ongoing series, we’ll share expert opinions, breaking news, compelling articles and the work Earthjustice is doing to protect water resources in a time of extreme water scarcity. Today, we’ll take a look at recent news and some of our favorite articles and videos from around the web.  

May 28, 2015 | Blog Post

The Clean Water Rule’s Real-Life Implications

In the coming month, many kids around the country will excitedly prepare to spend their summers at camps that rest on the shores of scenic lakes and ponds. I used to be one of those lucky kids when I spent my coming of age summers at a camp on Crescent Lake.  

Sure, I have never been a particularly strong swimmer and I did spend most of my childhood afraid of water, but I could not help but appreciate the beauty and enjoyment of Crescent Lake. I swam, fished and paddled kayaks and rowboats in that lake.

May 27, 2015 | Legal Document

Motion to Intervene - City of Seattle

Today Seattle Audubon Society, Sierra Club, Puget Soundkeeper Alliance and Washington Environmental Council, represented by Earthjustice, moved to intervene and defend the city’s decision against the Port of Seattle and Foss Maritime, which have appealed the decision. The motion was filed with the Seattle Hearing Examiner’s Office.

May 27, 2015 | Blog Post

Congress Attempts to Rock the Boat on Clean Water Rule

The only problem with a pastime like fishing in the middle of the Arizona desert was the absence of a real lake, but that didn’t stop my grandpa Jimmy.

A WWII paratrooper from South Carolina, Jimmy had settled down in Tucson, Arizona after the war. By the time I met him, he had long retired his wild side for quieter hobbies like watching Jeopardy, writing poetry and fishing.

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