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February 14, 2017 | Feature

FAQ: Standing Rock Litigation

On behalf of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Earthjustice has filed a motion for summary judgment on the major legal claims in the lawsuit filed against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to prevent the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline under Lake Oahe near tribal lands. On June 14, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe won a significant victory today in its fight to protect the Tribe’s drinking water and ancestral lands from the Dakota Access pipeline.

February 11, 2017 | In the News: KSN.com

Holcomb Plant Remains In Limbo

Amanda Goodin, Staff Attorney, Northwest Office: “To change any regulations or issue new ones or cancel any regulations or rescind them entirely, that decision has to be based on evidence in the record. It has to be based on science, and it has to be a reasonable decision, one that’s not arbitrary.”

February 9, 2017 | Video

Donald Trump, Turn On Your Phone

Donald Trump is saying that no one is calling to complain about his approval of pipelines. He is forgetting to mention that the phones are not on and that people can't call.

January 25, 2017 | In the News: High Country News

Breaking Down Trump’s Dakota Access Decision

Jan Hasselman, Attorney, Earthjustice: “This is another action in a long history of sidestepping treaty rights and trampling on the rights of indigenous people. If this is how the Trump administration is going to be approaching issues in Indian country, it’s going to be a long four years.”

January 24, 2017 | In the News: The Daily News

Climate Change, Jobs Focus In Second Day Of Shoreline Methanol Hearings

Amanda Goodin, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: “It’s important to know that these [climate change] impacts won’t just be felt at the project site. All of the shorelines of the state will be harmed. Protecting the state’s shorelines means doing everything we can to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, and that means drastically reducing our greenhouse gas emissions. Unfortunately, this project will move us fast in the absolute opposite direction.”

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