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October 2, 2015 | Blog Post

Updated Standard Brings Better Protections Our Farmworkers

The people who grow and harvest our food will be better protected from pesticide exposure within the next year or so, thanks to an updated Agricultural Worker Protection Standard that EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy announced earlier this week. Though the new standard isn’t perfect, it was welcomed by farmworker advocates from across the country who will be better protected on many fronts, as long as the states responsible for implementing and enforcing the new rules do their job.

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October 2, 2015 | Blog Post

Earthjustice and the Smithsonian Team Up to Enhance Ocean Conservation Efforts

Oceans need lawyers, but they also need storytellers. If no one knows about the threats facing the world’s oceans—or the success of efforts to conserve ocean life—it’s much harder to get lawmakers, donors and the public focused on preserving the abundance of the seas for future generations. With this in mind, Earthjustice has teamed up with the Smithsonian Institution’s Ocean Portal to showcase how communities around the world use the law to protect coral reefs and fisheries and cut pollution.

October 2, 2015 | Feature

The Endangered Species Act Under Fire

The success and significance of the Endangered Species Act, and Earthjustice’s efforts to safeguard the visionary law from impending threats in Congress, in a discussion with Legislative Counsel Marjorie Mulhall and Managing Attorney Tim Preso.

September 30, 2015 | Legal Document

Port of Seattle Case - The Seattle Hearing Examiner Decision

The Seattle Hearing Examiner issued a decision today in the appeal by the Port of Seattle and Foss Maritime Company of the city’s decision that a cargo terminal could not be used as a homeport and repair base for Shell’s Arctic drilling rigs.

September 30, 2015 | Blog Post

Dreadful Dam Project Would Strand California's Salmon

California’s persistent drought has prompted elected officials, agency decision-makers and the concerned public to consider seriously innovative ways to stretch our finite water resources. The state is beginning to implement legislation that for the first time regulates California’s groundwater reserves. There is also encouraging discussion of measures such as requiring more efficient irrigation systems, treating more wastewater for reuse and capturing urban stormwater runoff.

September 30, 2015 | Blog Post

Feds Seek Informants on Duke's Spreading Coal Ash Threats

It’s no surprise that Duke Energy’s legendary coal ash problems don’t stop at the North Carolina border. As you may remember, Duke pleaded guilty to nine criminal violations of the federal Clean Water Act as a result of a massive coal ash spill in 2014 and mismanagement of dozens of ash ponds in North Carolina.

September 30, 2015 | Blog Post

What Lies Ahead on the Road to Wolf Recovery

The other night I stood with a few friends and about 100 other people at an overlook in San Francisco’s Presidio to watch the rare blood moon eclipse. Right as the orange moon emerged above the cloud line over the Bay, some people across the way raised their heads and let out a howl. Soon the whole mass of strangers, toddler-age to seniors, joined together in a chorus of wolf cries as the moon passed through the Earth’s shadow.


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