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October 13, 2016 | Blog Post

Communities Turn the Tide in the Fight to Stop Explosive Oil Trains

Fighting back against the wealthy and powerful oil industry is no small task. But this September, local communities got a boost in the battle to stop explosive oil trains after a little-known federal agency reassured residents that they can say no to local oil shipping terminals.

October 13, 2016 | In the News: NWCN

Supreme Court Hears Case Against 'Environmentally Risky' Oil Terminals

Kristen Boyles, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: "That law should apply here. Ecology and the city of Hoquiam did not apply that law. If you applied that law, these projects would be banned. The oil shipping terminals are all risk and no reward for the people of Washington."

October 12, 2016 | Blog Post

Remembering Reginald K. Brack Jr.

Reginald K. Brack Jr., a force of nature and honorary life trustee of Earthjustice, passed away on October 4 at his home in Greenwich, Connecticut. He was 79. Mr. Brack, who was known as Reg, served as a trustee for 19 years and used his experience as a media executive to guide the evolution of our communications department from its infancy to its current sophistication. Earthjustice would not be the organization it is today if it were not for all that he contributed.

October 12, 2016 | Blog Post

Polluters' Attack on Clean Power Plan Seeks to Undermine Clean Air Act

Fossil fuel companies would have us believe that the Clean Power Plan—which sets standards for power plants to cut carbon pollution—represents a major expansion of regulatory power that oversteps EPA's authority. They’ve challenged the historic plan—just a year old—in the federal court of appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

October 12, 2016 | Legal Document

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio

In the matter of the Applicant Ohio Edison Company , the Cleveland Eelectric Illuminating Company, and the Toledo Edison Company for authority to provide for a standard service offer persuant to R.C. 4928.143 in the form of an Electric Security Plan. On rehearing, the Commission finds that the Companies' Proposal to modify Rider RRS should not be adopted and that the Staff's alternative proposal to establish Rider DMR should be adopted. Further, the Commission makes additional modifications to the Stipulations approved by the Commission to ensure that the Stipulations, as a package, benefit ratepayers and the public interest and that the Stipulatioiis violate no important regulatory principles or practices.  


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