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March 22, 2017 | Blog Post

Back to the Dirty Old Future

President Trump’s proposed budget will likely eliminate nationwide water cleanup efforts altogether.

March 20, 2017 | In the News: E&E News

Smaller Bears Ears Monument Could Trigger Legal Battle

Heidi McIntosh, Managing Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office, Earthjustice: "The Antiquities Act was really a one-way designation authority that allows the president to designate monuments, but it doesn't grant the president any authority to reverse the designations of his predecessors. When [the president] exercises his power, he's standing in the shoes of Congress. In the same way a president can't, on his own, mend or revoke acts of Congress, he can't go back and amend or revoke monuments, either."

March 16, 2017 | In the News: Washington Post

Trump’s ‘Scorched Earth’ EPA Budget Draws Swift Reactions

Trip Van Noppen, Earthjustice President: “A giant gift to polluters and a devastating blow to the health and well-being of our children and communities across the country ... This dangerous proposal is designed to do one thing: cripple the agency charged with protecting the air we breathe and water we drink.”

March 15, 2017 | In the News: Mother Jones

This Lead-Poisoned City Could Be Trump's Flint

Jennifer Chavez, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: "The states have shown that if there's not a strong federal minimum [of water standards], it will fall below that. [The Trump administration's aggressive approach to cutting regulations] is just ignoring history and evidence of what happens when regulations aren't in place."

March 14, 2017 | In the News: Mother Jones

One Thing Environmentalists and Trump Actually Agree On

Martin Wagner, Managing Attorney, Earthjustice: "We see that the administration is full of corporate representatives who absolutely show no interest in promoting the public good—real interests of human beings and the environment—in any way, much less in the place where the corporate interest has the opposite desire ... One of the things about these trade agreements that is really nefarious—they establish law that applies domestically that doesn't go through the democratic lawmaking process."

March 13, 2017 | Blog Post

5 Ways EPA Budget Cuts Affect You

Earthjustice Vice President of Litigation for Healthy Communities Lisa Garcia, a former EPA senior advisor, tells us what we can expect if the Trump administration guts the EPA’s budget.

March 10, 2017 | In the News: The Huffington Post

What We Lose If We Gut The EPA’s Environmental Justice Work

Lisa Garcia, Vice President of Litigation for Healthy Communities, Earthjustice: “This administration has no idea how valuable the office of environmental justice is ... This decision shows how fiscally irresponsible they are ... This is the one program that focuses on some of the most vulnerable communities. It smacks of elitism and racism if this is where they think the cuts can come from.”

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