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August 7, 2014 | Press Release

Changes to North Pacific Observer Program Adopted Unlawfully

The United States District Court for the District of Alaska has ruled that the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) violated the law when it restructured the observer program for the North Pacific groundfish fisheries.

August 7, 2014 | Job Post

Access to the Courts Advocate

This position in Earthjustice’s Policy & Legislation Department is focused on developing and implementing both legislative and administrative strategies regarding citizen access to the courts, judicial nominations and federal rulemaking procedures

August 6, 2014 | Blog Post

EPA Hearing Reveals Health Impacts of Refineries

The EPA held a second public hearing Tuesday in Houston, regarding its proposed rule on oil refinery emissions—and the testimony was dramatic from people living near the refineries who suffer from exposure to those emissions. Testimony ranged from bipartisan congressmen and industry representatives to environmental organizations and fenceline community members from Texas, Michigan, California, Pennsylvania and Louisiana.

August 6, 2014 | Blog Post

In Florida, Toxic Algae is a Year-Round Fight

A toxic algae outbreak that recently caused officials in Toledo, Ohio to ban citizens from drinking tainted city water for several days, grabbed headlines around the world. For those of us living here in sunny Florida, these noxious green slime outbreaks are now a year-round occurrence.

A water plant that is supposed to serve 30,000 people along Southwest Florida’s Caloosahatchee River, near Fort Myers, has been repeatedly shut down over the years because toxic algae makes the water unsafe.

August 5, 2014 | Blog Post

Carbon Nation: Pushing for a Stronger Clean Power Plan

The Environmental Protection Agency recently held hearings in four cities on its proposed carbon pollution standards for the nation's existing power plants. Hundreds of Americans from all walks of life showed up at each hearing to express their support for the EPA’s safeguards.

Here are remarks from the Pittsburgh hearing delivered by Earthjustice attorney Shannon Fisk.

August 5, 2014 | Blog Post

A Question of Missing Energy Commission Records

In July, we detailed our attempts to access records pertaining to San Diego Gas & Electric’s procurement plan as the utility tried to secure hasty approval of the plan from the California Public Utilities Commission. The plan proposed to contract with a polluting fossil fuel power plant at the expense of clean energy resources in San Diego.

August 4, 2014 | Case

Defending Moratorium of GMO Crops on Hawai‘i’s Big Island

A coalition of local farmers and environmental groups, represented by Earthjustice and the Center for Food Safety, have filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit to defend a Hawai‘i County ordinance that imposes a moratorium on the expansion of genetically engineered (GE) crops on the Big Island.

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