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November 16, 2016 | Legal Document

Complaint Against Colorado Department of Transportation Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

These civil rights violations stem from the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (“CDOT”) adoption of a Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (“STIP”) on May 19, 2016 that will result in disparate and severe environmental and economic impacts on the predominantly Latino communities of Elyria-Swansea and Globeville, which lie in the path of the proposed expansion of Interstate I-70 (“I-70”) through north Denver.1 CDOT is a recipient of federal funds and prohibited from taking actions that have a discriminatory impact on citizens on the basis of their race, color, and national origin.

November 15, 2016 | Blog Post

Tragic Orca Deaths Underscore Urgent Need to Restore Salmon Runs

The scene last month in the Puget Sound was tragic: Two adult orcas, sister and cousin of a 10-month-old calf called J54, tried to lift the young whale to the water’s surface so he could breathe. Earlier this week, researchers at the U.S. Center for Whale Research reported the death of the calf’s mother, J28, an iconic member of this orca population.

November 15, 2016 | Feature

What Does The 2016 Election Mean For The Environment?

Earthjustice’s courtroom fights remain the last lines of defense for many of our crucial public health protections and the nation’s cornerstone environmental laws. No one is above the law. Learn about what lies ahead in Earthjustice's legal and policy work, and for the environment, following the 2016 election.

November 15, 2016

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Alejandro Dávila Fragoso is the bilingual press secretary. He works in the Washington, D.C., office.

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