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June 23, 2014 | Case

Challenging the Port of Long Beach's Plan to Export Toxic Coal

On behalf of Sierra Club, Communities for a Better Environment and Natural Resources Defense Council, Earthjustice is challenging the Port of Long Beach’s approval of two controversial agreements, which allow the Port to annually export more than 1 million tons of coal and petcoke, a byproduct of oil refining, for the next 15 years.

June 23, 2014

Eric Bebernitz

Eric Bebernitz is a Senior Development Officer for Major Gifts at the Northeast regional office in New York, NY.

June 23, 2014

Ali Williams

Ali Williams is an Executive Assistant at Earthjustice's headquarters in San Francisco, CA.

June 20, 2014 | Audio

Teleconference: Fracking And Community Control

On June 20, 2014, in advance of a decision from New York’s high court over a pair of zoning-based oil and gas development bans, experts from New York, Colorado, California, Pennsylvania and Texas hosted a teleconference on the growing trend of community control over fracking.

June 20, 2014 | Feature

Dryden: The Town That Changed The Fracking Game

When the oil and gas industry came to the small town of Dryden, NY (population: 14,500) with plans to start fracking, things didn’t turn out quite how they expected. Find out how a group of neighbors turned the tables on a powerful industry—and changed the fracking game forever. View the photo essay.

June 20, 2014 | Legal Document

New York Court of Appeals Decision

The Court ruled that the towns of Dryden and Middlefield can use local zoning laws to ban heavy industry, including oil and gas operations, within municipal borders.

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