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April 3, 2015 | Action Alert

Take Action To Fight Fracking

Urge the EPA to enforce our nation’s environmental laws and prevent dirty energy companies from splitting apart our earth to squeeze out profits at the expense of public health.

April 3, 2015 | Legal Document

Mattson Declaration: Yellowstone Grizzly Mortalities

Veteran grizzly biologist David Mattson documents that increasing grizzly bear mortalities are of particular concern because analysis of government grizzly bear conflict and mortality data shows a declining population trend for the Yellowstone-area population from 2007-2013.

April 2, 2015 | Blog Post

Washington's Governor Is Concerned About Arctic Drilling

In a recent letter to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee expressed his concerns surrounding Arctic oil and gas drilling. The letter has been gaining momentum since being released to the public and coincidentally was sent the same day the U.S. Department of the Interior opened the gate for risky oil drilling in the remote and iconic Arctic Ocean.

April 2, 2015 | Blog Post

Seattle Residents Urge Port’s Commissioners to Reverse Shell Oil Lease Deal

“Your child, my grandchild and the unborn grandchild of our grandchildren are going to live with what we do to this society.”

Those were Seattleite Jack Smith’s words to the Port of Seattle’s five commissioners on March 24, minutes before the port re-affirmed its two-year lease with Foss Maritime. In a motion that could be described as too little, too late, the port added a 30-day public comment period for future leases after getting pushback for signing the last lease without the public’s knowledge.

April 2, 2015 | Blog Post

Strengthen Protections for Those Who Help Grow Our Food

We live in one of the richest nations on earth. Most of us never miss a meal unless we choose to. But, ironically, the nearly 3 million agricultural workers who cultivate and harvest the food that ends up on our tables lack the basic protection they need to keep themselves and their families safe and healthy. Some 150,000 of these workers live in Florida and their work literally makes them sick while the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the agency tasked with safeguarding agricultural workers, delays strengthening needed protections.

April 1, 2015

Daniel Cordalis

Daniel Cordalis is an associate attorney with the Rocky Mountain regional office in Denver, CO.

April 1, 2015

Yana Garcia

Yana Garcia is an associate attorney with the California regional office in San Francisco, CA.

April 1, 2015 | Blog Post

California Offers Up Watered Down Drought Plan

On April 1, 2015, responding to California’s deepening drought, Governor Jerry Brown issued an executive order placing limitations on such activities as watering golf courses, street medians, business campuses and cemeteries. The order mandates a statewide 25 percent reduction in use of potable urban water.


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