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March 25, 2015 | Blog Post

The Constitution Isn’t Burning, But the Planet Is

This week, Harvard law professor Larry Tribe captivated climate deniers and House Republicans when he went before Congress to attack the President’s Clean Power Plan, a landmark proposal to rein in carbon pollution from power plants.

March 25, 2015 | Blog Post

Feeling the Ripples of Pesticide Lake During Farmworker Awareness Week

It has been Farmworker Awareness week all year for me.  In my work to build awareness for stronger pesticide exposure protections for agricultural workers, I’ve had the honor of meeting some of the most courageous people, who have risked their jobs and livelihoods, as well as those of their families, by going public and sharing their stories to improve workplace conditions for those working on the front lines of growing and harvesting our food, nursery and other agricultural goods. 

March 24, 2015 | Blog Post

Big Coal Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop

You have to acknowledge the tenacity of Rep. David McKinley (R, WV). Just three months (and only 42 working days) after EPA signed its first-ever coal ash rule, McKinley has introduced a new coal ash bill that guts the new EPA rule and protects the polluters who finance his campaigns

March 24, 2015 | Blog Post

Testifying to Stop the Salish Sea Pipeline

Last October, in a windowless hotel conference room in Chilliwack, British Columbia, U.S. tribal witnesses presented testimony before a panel of the Canadian National Energy Board (NEB)—three Canadian bureaucrats who will make influential decisions about permitting a new tar sands crude oil pipeline from Edmonton, Alberta to Burnaby, British Columbia. The Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline itself (unlike Keystone XL) is wholly on Canadian soil, and many Canadian First Nations, cities, towns and citizens oppose its construction. 

March 24, 2015 | Blog Post

Ignoring the History of Exxon Valdez

Twenty-six years ago, an oil tanker on its way to California ran aground in Prince William Sound, Alaska. More than 11 million gallons of oil spilled from the tanker into the ocean, leaving 1,300 miles of pristine Alaskan coastline under a slick coat of toxic black oil. Today marks the anniversary of that Exxon Valdez disaster, and sticky globs of oil from the spill still pollute the Alaskan shoreline.

March 24, 2015 | Job Post

Associate Attorney

Earthjustice's Mid-Pacific Regional office is seeking applicants for an Associate Attorney position to start July 2015.

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