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August 16, 2016

Amanda Roque

Amanda Roque is a Development Research Associate at Headquarters in San Francisco.

August 15, 2016 | Blog Post

Gambling with House Money

This blog post is co-authored by Earthjustice staff attorney Janette Brimmer.

When is a proposed project too risky, too much of a roll of the dice? Put another way, how much risk should communities and the environment be expected to bear when the reward goes solely to a private corporation, especially when that corporation is willing to gamble because its own resources are not at risk? These questions have come to life in the trial over approval or denial of the proposed Tesoro-Savage oil shipping terminal in Vancouver, Washington.

August 15, 2016 | Blog Post

The Hidden Costs of Food

Americans consume an average of three burgers and more than three liters of soda a week. Many of us realize this isn’t healthy, but it certainly is cheap. Or is it? How much do we really pay for food, when you consider the health, societal and environmental problems caused by producing and eating it?

August 12, 2016 | Legal Document

Morrow Coal Port Permit Decision

The Department will issue a permit only if the Department makes all of the following three determinations: The project described in the application: (1) has independent utility; (2) is consistent with the protection, conservation and best use of the water resources of this state as specified in ORS 196.600 to 196.905; and (3) would not unreasonably interfere with the paramount policy of this state to preserve the use of its waters for navigation, fishing and public recreation. The permit applicant has the burden of proof for all three determinations.

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