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July 21, 2014 | Job Post

2015 Summer Law Clerkship

Earthjustice is seeking summer law clerks who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment.

July 21, 2014

Corey Scult

Corey Scult is a litigation assistant in the Washington, D.C. office.

July 18, 2014 | Blog Post

End of Genitalia-Altering Pesticide

This week marks the official end to the Environmental Protection Agency’s approval of genitalia-altering pesticide residues on snap beans. Numerous published studies by an EPA scientist found that rats fed vinclozolin in utero had feminized genitalia with malformations like vaginal pouches, undescended testicles, and malformed penises. Yet the EPA ban did not happen on its own.

July 18, 2014 | Case

Banning the Use of Hazardous Rail Cars

National environmental organizations, represented by Earthjustice, have filed a formal legal petition to compel the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation to issue an emergency order prohibiting the use of hazardous rail cars—known as DOT-111s—for shipping flammable Bakken crude oil. The National Transportation Safety Board has repeatedly found that the DOT-111 tank cars are prone to puncture on impact, spilling oil and often triggering destructive fires and explosions. The Safety Board has made official recommendations to stop shipping crude oil in these hazardous tank cars, but the federal regulators have not heeded these pleas.

July 18, 2014 | Case

Challenging PSC Ruling That Fails to Protect Electricity Customers From Cost of Coal

The Ratepayers and Community Intervenors (RCI), a ratepayers group, and the Sierra Club have filed an appeal challenging a Public Service Commission (PSC) order forcing families and businesses in the Finger Lakes region to pay $155 million dollars in out of market subsidies to prop up the uneconomical Cayuga coal-fired power plant in Lansing until alternatives can be developed to meet the region’s electricity demand. The groups are represented in the case by Earthjustice.

July 18, 2014 | Legal Document

Verified Petition

The Ratepayers and Community Intervenors and the Sierra Club, represented by Earthjustice, filed an appeal challenging a Public Service Commission order forcing families and businesses in the Finger Lakes region to pay $155 million dollars in out of market subsidies to prop up the uneconomical Cayuga coal-fired power plant in Lansing until alternatives can be developed to meet the region’s electricity demand.

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