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June 22, 2017 | Legal Document

BP Air Permit Cherry Point Refinery Appeal Notice

Short and Plain Statement Showing Grounds for Appeal
The Permit is contrary to contrary to state and federal Clean Air Act requirements and regulations requiring BACT for nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxides and greenhouse gases, and is arbitrary and capricious because it is not supported by the record before the Department of Ecology. The Permit is also contrary to law in that it failed to adequately respond to the finding of adverse effects by the National Park Service and failed provide required public notice and comment on the issue of adverse impacts to area National Parks as determined and found by the National Park Service.

June 21, 2017 | Blog Post

Scott Pruitt's Deadly Delays

Scott Pruitt spent much of his energy as Oklahoma attorney general suing the EPA. Now that he’s heading the agency, Pruitt is trying another tactic—delaying new rules that protect our air and water, rather than challenging them head-on in court. Earthjustice is fighting to defend these rules—because for every delay, lives are lost. The following statistics show how communities have been impacted by Pruitt's deadly delays.

June 20, 2017 | Blog Post

Don’t Close the Door on a Climate Refuge

Editor’s note:  As the Trump administration considers the fate of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, the monument’s place as a climate change refuge for numerous plants and animals is even more important. Guest author Dr. Pepper Trail, an ornithologist and conservation biologist, highlights three species that call the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument home.

June 20, 2017 | Job Post

Clean Energy Advocate



This position in Earthjustice’s Policy and Legislation Department is focused on advocating for and defending laws and policies that promote a shift from fossil fuel to clean energy in key states and opposing measures that seek to increase fossil fuel development and consumption.

June 20, 2017 | In the News: Grist

The Unsustainable Whiteness of Green

Chas Lopez, Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion, Earthjustice: “When we’re representing people, we need to make sure we’re mindful and respectful and acknowledge that history of a lack of trust — based on the way that these organizations or communities feel like they’d been treated in the past.”

June 19, 2017 | Blog Post

A Mom’s Battle Against Ozone

Afton Surwillo journeyed from Colorado to Capitol Hill last week to join with moms, doctors and faith leaders to voice concerns over congressional attacks on clean air protections. She had several reasons for making the trip and enduring D.C.’s record temperatures and “orange alert” air quality. A big reason was her son Luc.   


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