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September 28, 2015 | Feature

Frozen Treasure: Defending the Arctic

The Arctic is a thriving, diverse landscape filled with life. There is currently no offshore oil and gas development in America’s Arctic Ocean. And for the sake of our warming world and irreplaceable species, there should never be.

June 23, 2017 | Legal Document

Bakersfield Crude Terminal Decision 06/23/17

Plaintiffs challenge San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District's (AirDistrict) 2014 approval of permits authorizing the construction of an oily water sewer system (sewer system) for a rail-to-pipeline transfer terminal in Kem County. Plaintiffs contend Air District violated the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA; Pub. Resources Code,§ 21000 et seq.1) by concluding the proposed sewer system involved only ministerial actions, and was therefore exempt from environmental review. Plaintiffs argue approval of the permits was discretionary, not ministerial and, therefore, the CEQA exemption determination was wrong.

June 15, 2017 | Feature

DAPL Ruling: What Was Decided, What’s Next?

An explanation of the latest court decision in the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's litigation: how the Trump administration decision fell short in three important respects, and what lies ahead.

June 5, 2017 | Legal Document

Methane Stay Motion

Earthjustice filed this stay motion on June 5, 2017 to force the Trump administration to stop stalling the enforcement of methane pollution rules for oil and gas operations


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