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July 27, 2015

Sheena Lewis

Sheena Lewis is a litigation assistant with the Florida regional office in Tallahassee, Florida.

July 23, 2015 | Job Post

2016 Law Clerkship

 

 

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

July 23, 2015 | Blog Post

Linking Human and Environmental Justice with Carmen Gonzalez

Carmen G. Gonzalez is an Earthjustice board member and professor of law at the Seattle University School of Law who has published widely in the areas of international environmental law, environmental justice, food security and trade. Here she discusses how marginalized communities bear the brunt of economic activities that wreak havoc on the environment, focusing specifically on the global food supply chain. Gonzalez has been recognized as one of Green 2.0’s leaders of color.

July 23, 2015 | Blog Post

New Arctic Fishing Ban Will Help Keep Cold-Adapted Species Out of Hot Water

The ocean is warming, and some fish are heading north in an effort to seek out cooler climes. Combine this phenomenon with increased Arctic access due to melting sea ice, which would allow fishing vessels to follow the migration of these aquatic organisms, and you’ve got yourself a dangerous situation. Last week, the United States, Canada, Norway, Denmark and Russia pledged to head off this environmental catastrophe by prohibiting commercial fishing in Arctic international waters—at least until more research evaluates the effect of sea warming on fish populations.

July 23, 2015 | Blog Post

Who Gets the Water and Who Gets Hung Out to Dry?

California’s record-breaking drought has reignited old feuds about who can lay claim to water in the thirstiest state. In 2014 Earthjustice published a photo essay highlighting the stories of state residents left high and dry as Big Ag lobbies for more water to be pumped to industrial-scale farms in arid regions of the San Joaquin Valley.

July 23, 2015 | Video

Clean Up Coal Ash

Coal ash is the hazardous waste that remains after coal is burned. Dumped into unlined ponds or mines, the toxins from coal ash readily leach into drinking water supplies.

July 22, 2015 | Feature

The California Drought

Who gets the water and who's hung out to dry? The historic drought has dredged up old feuds over who can lay claim to water in a thirsty state. As the powerful lobby for the agricultural industry—which currently consumes 80% of California's water supply—cries for more water to be pumped to their farms in the arid regions of the Central Valley, just who would be left high and dry?

July 22, 2015 | Blog Post

Climate Change Sparks Fire, Melts Ice in Glacier National Park

Two weeks ago, I was pedaling through the glacier-carved peaks and valleys of Glacier National Park on the Going-to-the-Sun Road as part of an inaugural fundraising event known as Glacier Ride. Thanks to the power of energy bars, clip-in pedals and months of intensive training, I earned a front row seat to some of the park’s namesake glaciers.

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About Earthjustice

Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health, to preserve magnificent places and wildlife, to advance clean energy, and to combat climate change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.