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September 25, 2014 | Blog Post

Glimmers of Hope in the Global Effort to Save Bluefin Tuna

Imagine meeting a 40-year-old fish that weighs 1,500 pounds and can accelerate faster than a sports car. Bluefin tuna are a top-of-the-food-chain fish and certainly one of the most impressive creatures in the ocean. Bluefin are also one of the most lucrative fish species to catch.

Buyers in the Japanese raw fish (sushi) markets set new records each year for the amount of cash they are willing to pay, and a worldwide fleet of fishers is eager to collect this cash.

September 24, 2014 | Blog Post

Climate Change Laps at Our Doorstep

(Trip Van Noppen wrote this blog post after marching last week with more than 300,000 others in The People’s Climate March through the streets of New York City.)

For the citizens of the nations represented by the Alliance of Small Island States, climate change is not an abstract threat. They face immediate danger today.

September 24, 2014

Sam Wright

Sam Wright is a pro bono attorney with the Northeast regional office in New York, NY.

Sam graduated from Brooklyn Law School, where he was the recipient of the Lisle Scholarship, the CALI Award for Academic Excellence in Environmental Law and the Judge I. Leo Glasser Prize, and was Vice President of the Environmental Law Society and Associate Managing Editor of the Journal of Corporate, Financial and Commercial Law.

September 24, 2014 | Case

Challenging Sacramento Air District's Furtive Approvals of Crude Oil Project

Earthjustice has filed a lawsuit challenging the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District’s rubber-stamping of construction and operating permits for Inter-State Oil Company to transfer Bakken crude oil from rail to truck, forgoing any public process or environmental impact review.

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