In the shade of the poró trees on the coffee farm I help run in Costa Rica, it’s not uncommon to see brightly colored birds, such as oropendolas and toucans, as well as stout, pheasant-like gallinas de monte—alongside an occasional thermometer. Mother Nature provides the wildlife; the thermometers belong to a group of scientists working with the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Conservation Groups Celebrate Cancellation of the Last Oil and Gas Leases in the Badger-Two Medicine
Eve Gartner, Attorney, Earthjustice: "It hasn't been updated since the late 1990s. It was based on an understanding from back then of what's a safe level of lead, but now it's widely understood not to be safe. In fact, now we understand there is no safe level of lead."
Editor's note: This blog was originally published as a guest commentary for the San Bernadino County Sun. It was written by Sheheryar Kaoosji, the president of the Warehouse Worker Resource Center, and Penny Newman, the executive director of the Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice in the Inland Empire.
The Northwest Office of Earthjustice is looking to hire an Associate Attorney that is available to start any time between April and fall of 2017. We are flexible as to start date during this period.