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July 8, 2014 | Legal Document

Court Filing: Groups Challenge California’s Approval of Bee-Killing Pesticides

Today, environmental and food safety groups challenged California’s illegal practice of approving new agricultural uses for neonicotinoid pesticides despite mounting evidence that the pesticides are devastating honeybees.

Pesticide Action Network, Center for Food Safety, and Beyond Pesticides, represented by Earthjustice, filed the legal challenge in the California Superior Court for the County of Alameda, urging the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) to stop approving neonicotinoid pesticides pending its completion of a comprehensive scientific review of impacts to honeybees. DPR began its scientific review in early 2009 after it received evidence that neonicotinoids are killing bees, but five years later, DPR has yet to take meaningful action to protect bees.

July 8, 2014 | Blog Post

Coal Ash Stories Come to Washington

It was standing room only, today, in a stately meeting room in the U.S. Capitol building as Senate staffers and a group of citizens gathered for a briefing about the hazards of toxic coal ash waste. Earthjustice and the Sierra Club organized the briefing in an effort to educate elected officials and their staff on the importance of keeping off the Senate floor any legislation that would prevent the EPA from regulating this toxic waste.

July 8, 2014 | Reference

Infographic: The Hidden Cost of Our Nation's Oil Refineries

7 million Americans live near oil refineries. 20,000 tons of pollutants are released by refineries each year, without proper safeguards. Cancer, heart disease, and other health problems are caused by refineries' pollutants. Learn about the problem—and the four concrete steps that can solve the nation's oil refinery problem. (PDF)

July 8, 2014 | Feature

Infographic: The Hidden Cost of Our Nation's Oil Refineries

7 million Americans live near oil refineries. 20,000 tons of pollutants are released by refineries each year, without proper safeguards. Cancer, heart disease, and other health problems are caused by refineries' pollutants. Learn about the problem—and the four concrete steps that can solve the nation's oil refinery problem.

July 7, 2014 | Job Post

Associate Attorney, Oceans

Earthjustice is seeking an associate attorney to work as a member of our oceans program. The position is open immediately. The person hired for this position will work out of Earthjustice’s offices in either San Francisco or Washington D.C., or potentially one of Earthjustice’s other regional offices.

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