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March 22, 2017 | Blog Post

Back to the Dirty Old Future

America’s waterways have benefitted enormously from the Clean Water Act and the Environmental Protection Agency, which were established in the early 1970s. We no longer regularly dump raw sewage into our lakes, and rivers no longer burn from chemical pollution.

March 22, 2017

Caroline Foley

Caroline Foley is an office assistant at Headquarters in San Francisco.

March 22, 2017 | Letter

2017 Community Letter Opposing House Attack on Ozone Standards

Over 120 health, environmental and community organizations sent a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives asking them to oppose the “Ozone Standards Implementation Act” (H.R. 806). If passed this legislation would systematically weaken the Clean Air Act and undermine Americans’ 46-year right to healthy air based on medical science, and delay life-saving health standards already years overdue.

March 20, 2017 | In the News: E&E News

Smaller Bears Ears Monument Could Trigger Legal Battle

Heidi McIntosh, Managing Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office, Earthjustice: "The Antiquities Act was really a one-way designation authority that allows the president to designate monuments, but it doesn't grant the president any authority to reverse the designations of his predecessors. When [the president] exercises his power, he's standing in the shoes of Congress. In the same way a president can't, on his own, mend or revoke acts of Congress, he can't go back and amend or revoke monuments, either."

March 17, 2017 | Blog Post

We Resist: People’s Climate Movement March Will Fill the Streets of D.C.

In the current political landscape, it’s more important than ever for the public to take a stand for the planet—and environmental advocates, including Earthjustice, will join with the people to do just that at the upcoming People's Climate Movement march in the nation's capital. The ongoing litany of actions and comments by President Trump, his administrators and leaders in Congress attacking the environment and endangering public health has been disturbing, to say the least.

March 17, 2017 | In the News: Honolulu Civil Beat

In Search of Hawaii’s Mysterious False Killer Whales

David Henkin, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: “Historically, a major obstacle to securing adequate protection for Hawaii’s false killer whales has been the lack of basic scientific information; how many animals are out there, where are they, how many distinct populations.”

March 17, 2017 | In the News: ElObservador

Groups Ask Judge to Force EPA to Probe Discrimination

Suzanne Novak, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: “They dismissed the complaint but they still did not do what they were supposed to, which was rule upon the issues raised in the complaint about the disparate environmental impacts it would have on this community of color.”

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