“I’m always impressed at what young people can do before adults tell them it’s impossible.” – David Brower
Marianne Engelman Lado, Senior Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: “As part of its investigation, we've invited EPA to come, smell the air, see the facility, see how people are living in proximity to these lagoons.”
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.
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."
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.
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.