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March 28, 2017 | Blog Post

Executive Order Takes Aim at Climate Safeguards

In a potentially devastating blow to the Earth’s climate, President Trump’s new executive order ends the Interior Department’s moratorium on coal mining on public land and begins a repeal of the landmark Clean Power Plan.

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 8, 2017 | In the News: Times Union

Oil Terminal In Albany Rebuffs State Demand For Environmental Answers

Chris Amato, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: "Global's defiant response, in which the company flatly refuses to take any of the actions ordered by DEC, makes clear that the company intends to continue flouting the law and ignoring the impacted community. We call on DEC to take all necessary steps to protect the citizens of Albany from Global's rogue operation."

February 8, 2017 | In the News: Courthouse News

Trump’s Curb of U.S. Rulemaking Challenged in Court

Peter Lehner, Senior Attorney, Earthjustice: “[Trump] is effectively trying to amend a lot of statutes without going through the legislative process ... What it will do is it will make it virtually impossible, or at least very difficult, for agencies to move forward with safeguards and protections for people ... It’s actually not in the United States’ economic interest to have people die in car crashes or be sick because of what they breathe or getting harmed in their workplace.”

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