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April 29, 2013 | Case

Challenging the Approval of Dangerous Rat Poisons

Years of public pressure, coupled with legal pressure from Earthjustice, successfully convinced a manufacturer to stop producing super-toxic rat poisons that were harming children and wildlife.

April 25, 2013 | Case

Protecting Waterways from TVA's Gallatin Coal Plant

The Tennessee Valley Authority’s Gallatin coal plant is dumping toxic wastewater into unlined ponds, which is harming the local environment. Additionally, the plant’s cooling apparatus routinely kills tens of thousands of fish and other aquatic life that get trapped in the machinery every year. Earthjustice is working to stop Gallatin’s pollution and force it to update its outdated cooling system.

April 24, 2013 | Blog Post

Arctic Athabaskans Urge Black Carbon Reductions to Protect Homelands

Our homelands—the Arctic wildlife and ecosystems that are the foundation of our culture and traditional ways of life—are fast changing. Arctic warming has made the weather, the condition of the ice, and the behaviors and location of fish and wildlife so unpredictable that our Elders no longer feel confident teaching younger people traditional ways. If we cannot effectively pass on our traditional ways to the younger generations, we fear for what will happen to our culture.

April 23, 2013 | Press Release: Victory

Heritage Fish Regain Access to Spawning Habitat

A new law that takes effect today will remove a blockade across a U.S.-Canadian border river erected nearly two decades ago that prevented alewives (river herring) from returning to their historic spawning habitat. The impediment (now understood as an ecological mistake) was established in 1995 at the request of sport fishing guides, who accused river herring of competing with them for smallmouth bass.