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July 28, 2016 | Case

The Dakota Access Pipeline

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, represented by Earthjustice, filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for violating the National Historic Preservation Act and other laws, after the agency issued final permits for a massive crude oil pipeline stretching from North Dakota to Illinois.

July 21, 2016 | Blog Post

Fortune 500 Company: 0, Community Members: 1

The residents of Ezra Prentice Homes in Albany, NY, recently won a key victory in the fight against a tar sands oil train proposal that's a disaster for public health and climate.

June 15, 2016 | Legal Document

Comments on the Enefit American Oil Utility Corridor Project DEIS

This DEIS represents the first real opportunity for BLM to analyze the impacts of a commercial oil shale project in the United States. Thus, it is vital that BLM take an exhaustive and expansive look at Enefit’s oil shale project and take all steps necessary to protect public resources. Indeed,
the already-known potential harms of the oil shale strip mine and processing plant – to land, water, air and climate – are so destructive that BLM, as part of its obligation to protect the public interest, can and should deny the rights-of-way that facilitate this project.

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