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October 21, 2014 | Blog Post

Scrapping the Recycling Industry’s Green Image

Last month, I toured a scrap recycling facility as part of a weeklong conference put on by the Society of Environmental Journalists in New Orleans, Louisiana. As an Earthjustice employee who has written before about recycling’s dark side, I was curious to hear the industry’s take on the health impact of scrap recycling.

October 21, 2014 | Feature

Map: Oil Refineries in the United States

Everyone has the right to breathe clean air—and that right is being denied to millions of Americans living in the shadows of nearly 150 oil refineries across the United States. Are you one of 7 million at risk? Find the oil refinery near you.

October 21, 2014 | Legal Document

Legal Petition for New York State Ban on Bakken Crude Oil Trains

A coalition of local residents, environmental groups and a church today filed a legal petition requesting the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to issue an order prohibiting the receipt and storage of explosive Bakken crude oil in outdated and dangerous DOT-111 tank cars at the Port of Albany.

October 16, 2014 | Blog Post

Why These Colorado Aspen Trees Should Quake

Autumn’s beauty was on full display in Colorado’s aspen forests late last month.

So was the Obama administration’s schizophrenic approach to climate and public lands policy.

In late September, I was fortunate enough to spend a day each hiking through two roadless areas—Pilot Knob and Sunset—managed by the Gunnison National Forest.

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