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March 2, 2017 | Blog Post

5 Reasons Congress Shouldn’t Mess with the Endangered Species Act

Recently, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held a hearing to discuss “modernizing” the Endangered Species Act. Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), the committee chair, has long made it a priority to weaken this landmark conservation law, so savvy observers regard this rush for so-called “reform” as a thinly veiled attempt to gut the act.

Instead of making an effort to better protect our nation’s wildlife, the Senate appears to be taking us in the opposite direction. This is an early attempt to wriggle out of the government’s legal responsibility to prevent extinction.

March 1, 2017 | Feature

The Lobo's Lament

Meet the Mexican gray wolf, one of the most endangered mammals in North America. Experts believe the genetically weak population could rebound if more wolves are released into the wild. So why is this wolf, and so many of her kind, living out a life in captivity?

March 1, 2017 | Feature

Everything You Need To Know About NEPA

NEPA’s value is enormous, yet its mandate is simple. It ensures the federal government informs and engages the public it serves. NEPA protects public health, economic livelihoods, culture and nature from corporations and other special interests. In many cases, infrastructure and energy projects cater to wealthy corporations that prioritize profit at the expense of public health and the environment.

February 28, 2017 | Blog Post

The Dirty 31: Is Your State Arguing Against Clean Water?

Editor’s note 2/28/17: Today, President Trump issued an executive order directing the EPA to roll back the Clean Water Rule. The rule was put in place by the Obama administration to help ensure that ALL waters of the U.S. are protected, not just some. President Trump also directs the EPA to further weaken its application of the Clean Water Act, instructing the agency to follow an interpretation designed to reject Clean Water Act protections for many waters across the U.S.

February 28, 2017 | Job Post

Associate Attorney, Clean Energy

 

 

Earthjustice’s Clean Energy Program is now accepting applications for an Associate Attorney to begin work in the fall of 2017 or sooner. 

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