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The Latest On: Oil

June 2, 2015 | Case

Challenging Shell Oil’s Chukchi Sea Exploration Plan

An alliance of environmental and Alaska-based community groups, represented by Earthjustice, are challenging the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s approval of Shell’s oil exploration plan for drilling in the summer of 2015 in the Chukchi Sea.

May 20, 2015 | Blog Post

Gearing Up for the Latest Arctic Fight

On Monday, the Department of the Interior conditionally approved Shell Oil’s multi-year plan to drill for oil in the Arctic's Chukchi Sea.

May 14, 2015 | Blog Post

7 Hidden Dangers Buried in the Federal Tank Car Rule

Amidst a spate of fiery accidents involving trains hauling crude oil, the Obama administration has released woefully weak standards that leave dangerous trains on the tracks for far too long.

May 14, 2015 | Legal Document

Motion for Preliminary Injunction

Filded against California’s Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources on behalf of the Center for Biological Diversity and Sierra Club to stop the daily and unlawful injection of millions of gallons of oil wastewater into California’s protected underground water supplies.


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