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September 4, 2014 | Blog Post

Five Reasons the U.S. Should Not Abandon Gray Wolves

Back in June, Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe said, “I don’t have second thoughts” about the agency’s proposal to drop Endangered Species Act protections for wolves across most of the United States.

Here are five reasons why Director Ashe, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and President Obama should most definitely think twice about this proposal:

September 4, 2014 | Case

Petitioning EPA on Civil Rights Violations

A decade-long struggle with North Carolina over public health shifts to the EPA, as community groups state lax oversight of hog operations violates civil rights.

September 3, 2014 | Job Post

Associate Attorney

The Rocky Mountain Office of Earthjustice is seeking an associate attorney to join its staff in the Fall of 2015. This position is for two to three-years, although it may be extended, consistent with office staffing needs, in the case of exceptionally qualified applicants with demonstrated progress and ability.

September 3, 2014 | Press Release

Community Groups Petition EPA for Precedent Setting Case on Civil Rights Violations

The North Carolina Environmental Justice Network, Rural Empowerment Association for Community Help and Waterkeeper Alliance, supported by Earthjustice, filed a complaint with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Civil Rights under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 alleging that North Carolina’s lax regulation of hog waste disposal discriminates against communities of color in eastern North Carolina.

September 3, 2014 | Blog Post

Right to Know Reader: Cancer-Causing Power Plants Might Be Closer Than You Think

(This blog post first appeared in the Huffington Post on August 29, 2014.)

When you think about sources of toxic air pollution, one of the first things you might picture is a large power plant with huge smoke stacks belching black clouds into the sky. But the truth is that smaller power plants collectively contribute more to the cancer risk faced by Americans every day.

September 2, 2014

Claire Vallin

Claire Vallin is a pro bono attorney with the Northeast regional office in New York, NY.

She joined Earthjustice after graduating cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School, where she participated in the Michigan Law Human Trafficking Clinic and a project to develop a database on environmental crimes.

September 2, 2014

Ben Nelson

Ben Nelson is a fellow with the Rocky Mountain regional office in Denver, CO.

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