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December 1, 2016 | Blog Post

Clean Lake Okeechobee's Water, Don’t Move it Around

The Army Corps of Engineers recently announced that it is slowing down the massive water releases from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee River.

For more than nine months, scientists have been taking samples at the river’s estuary and recording dead oysters, low salinities and the nasty algae that’s fueled by the sewage, manure and fertilizer runoff in the lake water. Seagrasses, which we know are the building blocks of the sport fishing and seafood industries, struggle to survive.

December 1, 2016 | Feature


Australia is pursuing plans to mine millions of tons of climate-polluting coal from the traditional lands of the Wangan and Jagalingou people. Earthjustice is working alongside the Wangan and Jagalingou people to seek United Nations support to protect their land, water and culture from destruction by the mine.

December 1, 2016

Erica Martinez

Erica Martinez is the California Policy Advocate. She is based in Sacramento.

Erica focuses on clean air and clean energy issues, working on Earthjustice’s campaign to move the transportation and electricity sectors to zero emissions and addressing the broad array of environmental issues affecting the state, including water, toxics, wildlife protection and food safety.

November 30, 2016

Katie Cecil

Katie Cecil is the Deputy Director of Major Gifts. She is based in the Northeast regional office in New York City.


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