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October 5, 2015 | Blog Post

Can Paris be at the Vanguard of Global Climate Action?

What accounts for President Obama’s reportedly high spirits on his recent visit to the Arctic, ground-zero for climate change? As the president is acutely aware, there is nothing good about melting ice caps and thawing permafrost. Maybe it was just the great outdoors. Or maybe he is feeling hopeful that we can still save the planet.

October 5, 2015 | Letter

Catch Caps for River Herring and Shad in FY2016-2018

Letter to Regional Administrator John Bullard, NMFS, Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office, on behalf of Earthjustice's clients in Flaherty v. Bryson, urging him to reject the New England Council’s recommendation for the river herring and shad (RH/S) catch caps in the proposed 2016-2018 Atlantic herring specifications.

October 5, 2015 | Blog Post

EPA Must Do More for Clean Air in Parks

If you climb the mountain, you want to see the view.  That’s why the Clean Air Act includes a special program to cut haze and protect visibility in national parks and wilderness areas. 

States whose air pollution impacts parks submit plans to the EPA. These plans are supposed to protect the view, and protect health, too. The plans require advanced technology to cut pollution, and a long-term strategy that will restore natural visibility. 

October 5, 2015

Joel Minor

Joel Minor joined Earthjustice’s Rocky Mountain Office as an associate attorney in 2015.

October 5, 2015

Peter Lehner

Peter Lehner is senior attorney with the Northeast regional office in New York City. He directs Earthjustice's sustainable food and agriculture program, developing strategies to reduce health, environmental, and climate harms from production of our food and to promote a more environmentally sound agricultural system.

October 2, 2015 | Blog Post

Updated Standard Brings Better Protections For 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.

The best news is:

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.


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