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December 5, 2016 | Blog Post

It’s Well Past Time for Environmental Justice in North Carolina

Editor's note: Our food choices have far-reaching consequences.  In a previous blog post, we estimated how much the industrial food system costs us each year by quantifying the system’s effects on public health, communities, and the environment.  This time, Earthjustice invited Elsie Herring to explain how large-scale animal agriculture affects her daily life, and what she’s doing to fight back. 

December 4, 2016 | Press Release

Victory for Standing Rock: DAPL Easement Not Granted

The Dakota Access Corporation was not granted the easement needed for construction under Lake Oahe; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers moves to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for alternative routes

December 1, 2016 | Blog Post

Clean Lake Okeechobee's Water, Don’t Move it Around

The Army Corps of Engineers recently announced that it is slowing down the massive water releases from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee River.

For more than nine months, scientists have been taking samples at the river’s estuary and recording dead oysters, low salinities and the nasty algae that’s fueled by the sewage, manure and fertilizer runoff in the lake water. Seagrasses, which we know are the building blocks of the sport fishing and seafood industries, struggle to survive.

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