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December 6, 2016 | Press Release

Earthjustice Adds Policy Advocate In California

Erica Martinez, former policy consultant for California Assembly leadership, will focus on clean air and clean energy issues, as well as other environmental issues affecting the state

December 6, 2016 | Blog Post

We Must Defend the World’s Wildlife Against an Uncertain Future

At a checkup, a doctor takes a few measurements that can tell a great deal about a patient’s health—body temperature, blood pressure, heart rate and so on. In a similar fashion, the World Wildlife Fund’s Living Planet Index gives us insight into the health of the earth through a measure of almost 4,000 species. Its latest analysis paints a worrying picture. It predicts a decrease of two-thirds in global wildlife populations by 2020—the same year President-elect Donald Trump will come up for reelection.

December 6, 2016 | Blog Post

Tell the EPA to Ban a Toxic Pesticide Lurking in our Food

The holidays are upon us, and we’re preparing to share festive meals with friends and family. But while we are expecting our meals to be safe and nourishing, the reality is that many of the foods we buy at the grocery store are coated with pesticide residue that can harm our bodies, contaminate our drinking water and poison the workers who grow our food. Chlorpyrifos is one of these dangerous chemicals.

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

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