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August 11, 2014

Mary Schmidt

Mary Schmidt is the Online Engagement Assistant at Earthjustice's headquarters in San Francisco, CA.

August 11, 2014 | Blog Post

Pesticides: Stories from the Frontlines, Part 4

Farmworkers share stories from the frontlines, in this fourth and final installment of a weekly series:

Part 4: Calling on the EPA to get it right

"I was raised on a farm beginning in the post war years. While our crop used relatively small amounts of herbicides and pesticides, we used enough to become familiar with their hazards.

August 11, 2014 | Blog Post

The Need to Fight for Michigan’s Dirtiest Zip Code

On April 27, 2013, thick, black smoke rose high above southwest Detroit from the flames at a nearby industrial facility. Three thousand residents were then ordered to leave their homes and evacuate the area. These residents are no stranger to poor air quality as their neighbors include a coal-fired power plant, a car factory, a water waste management plant, and the Marathon Ashland Petroleum oil refinery, one of 150 oil refineries in the country.

August 11, 2014 | Blog Post

A Lucky Break for Butte Creek Salmon

This year, Earthjustice and California’s Butte Creek received a major assist from an unexpected source. Thanks to Pacific Gas & Electric’s Centerville Powerhouse—which when functioning diverts water from the creek—breaking, the creek is receiving maximum water flows for the first time in decades. The full flows are providing clean, cool water, which will greatly help to reduce stress and mortality of salmon as they travel home to spawn.

August 8, 2014 | Blog Post

FDA Needs Better Guidelines on Toxicity in Fish

When browsing your local seafood counter, there’s a good chance you don’t consider how toxic the tuna or swordfish may be. 

For most people, mercury exposure from eating fish and shellfish is not a health concern. Yet, you may be unknowingly exposing your family to harmful mercury levels, depending on the type of fish you feed them, the serving size and how often your family consumes seafood.

August 8, 2014 | Press Release

Residents Get Justice from City of Rochelle, Georgia

A group of citizens who have endured raw sewage bubbling up into their homes and yards from city pipes for decades reached a settlement this week with their city government in Rochelle, Ga. The old, leaky city sewer pipes will be replaced.

August 8, 2014 | Blog Post

Clean Victory for a Georgia Community

I invite you to celebrate with a community in Rochelle, GA, that is finally getting a sewer system that works—after decades of being forced to live with one that doesn't.

An agreement to fix the system was reached this week between the city government and residents who teamed up last year with Earthjustice to sue the city. Under the settlement, the city will install a new network of pipes and pumps using funds from the state government.

August 7, 2014 | Press Release

Changes to North Pacific Observer Program Adopted Unlawfully

The United States District Court for the District of Alaska has ruled that the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) violated the law when it restructured the observer program for the North Pacific groundfish fisheries.

August 7, 2014 | Job Post

Access to the Courts Advocate

This position in Earthjustice’s Policy & Legislation Department is focused on developing and implementing both legislative and administrative strategies regarding citizen access to the courts, judicial nominations and federal rulemaking procedures

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