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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 28, 2017 | Feature

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

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. Earthjustice is suing the Trump administration over an executive order opening tens of thousands of acres of public lands to the coal industry.

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.

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