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February 26, 2014 | Video

A Hero is Someone Who Doesn't Get Used to This

Mountain Hero Larry Gibson's courage to stand up against mountaintop removal mining inspired and gave voice to countless other Americans who live with the injustices of environmental pollution and destruction.

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 28, 2017 | Feature

Coal mining on our public lands poses serious costs that we can no longer afford.

President Trump is issuing an Executive Order directing the Department of Interior to resume giving away tens of thousands of acres of public lands to the coal industry. Our public lands belong to all Americans. As our window to address catastrophic climate change rapidly closes, we cannot bow to short-sighted corporate interests and allow our lands to be destroyed in ways that ultimately hurt us all.

March 28, 2017 | In the News: Newsweek

Trump's Plan To Gut Obama's Climate Policies: What You Need To Know

Jenny Harbine, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: "We expect to challenge any action that allows coal leasing to resume before [an] environmental review is completed that evaluates whether the federal coal leasing program should be reformed (or scrapped altogether) in light of its significant climate impacts and failure to generate a fair return for U.S. taxpayers."

February 16, 2017 | Legal Document

Oakland Coal Export Ban Challenge Motion to Dismiss

pursuant to Civil Local Rule 7-2, that on April 20, 2017, at 10:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, in the courtroom of the Honorable Vince Chhabria, at the United States Courthouse, 450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102, Sierra Club and San Francisco Baykeeper, by counsel, will move the Court for an order dismissing two Commerce Clause claims filed by Plaintiff Oakland Bulk & Oversized Terminal, LLC.

February 16, 2017 | Legal Document

Oakland Coal Ban Challenge Motion to Intervene

Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6), Sierra Club and San Francisco Baykeeper respectfully move to dismiss two of the claims embedded within OBOT’s First Claim for Relief, namely, that Oakland Ordinance No. 13385 and Resolution No. 86234 violate the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution by (1) discriminating against out-of-state interests in favor of local ones; and (2) imposing an undue burden on interstate commerce. (Proposed) Defendant-Intervenors make this motion on the ground that as a matter of law, the facts alleged in the Complaint, judicially noticeable facts, and the plain language of the Ordinance and Resolution do not support viable claims by OBOT. Accordingly, this Motion seeks an order dismissing with prejudice the Commerce Clause discrimination and undue burden claims alleged within OBOT’s First Claim for Relief.

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