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January 22, 2013 | Case

Disclosing Fracking Chemicals In Wyoming

Fracking is booming in Wyoming, but the oil and gas industry won’t disclose chemicals in use. Earthjustice is representing a coalition in efforts to shine a light on industry secrets.

December 20, 2012 | Case

Fending Off Fracking In Dryden, NY

A town in upstate New York fought to save its way of life—and won. Earthjustice represented the Town of Dryden in a precedent-setting case that has major implications for the rest of the country as localities around the nation take heart from Dryden’s fighting spirit.

October 22, 2012 | Case

Cleaning Up Coal On The Moapa Reservation

Under pressure from Earthjustice, the Reid Gardner coal plant, near the Moapa River Reservation in Nevada, shut down in 2013. It was too old and obsolete to clean up its act – a situation faced by old coal plants across the nation as they fight to keep their facilities dirty and open.

October 16, 2012 | Case

Challenging Fracking in California

Earthjustice sued the state of California to ensure that it thoroughly evaluates the risks that fracking poses to public health and the California environment.

April 5, 2012 | Case

Fighting for Federal Regulation of Coal Ash

Earthjustice is suing the federal government to adopt federal protections for coal ash, which contains toxic chemicals like arsenic, mercury and lead, is dumped into unlined and unmonitored pits and landfills every day, threatening drinking water supplies, aquatic life and public health.

June 14, 2011 | Case

Preventing Another Oil Spill Disaster In The Gulf Of Mexico

While fallout continues from BP’s catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the federal government is prepared to let another oil giant into deepwaters with an inadequate safety plan. Earthjustice is suing to stop the dangerous drilling from going forward.

April 6, 2011 | Case

Cleaning Up the Four Corners Coal-Fired Power Plant

Earthjustice is working to clean up a major coal-fired power polluter on Navajo land that has neglected to install pollution control measures, despite numerous modifications at the plant that legally require the plant’s operator to do so.

April 6, 2011 | Case

Fighting Federal Funding For A Massive Mississippi Coal Plant

Earthjustice is challenging the federal government’s investment of hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars in an “advanced” coal project that in reality will lead to more of the same environmental damage created by existing coal plants.


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