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February 15, 2017 | Blog Post

Celebrating African American Heritage in the National Parks

This February, visit the homes of Harriet Tubman and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and learn about other seminal figures in black history, including the Pullman Porters, the Tuskegee Airmen and the Freedom Riders.

February 14, 2017 | Feature

FAQ: Standing Rock Litigation

On behalf of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Earthjustice has filed a motion for summary judgment on the major legal claims in the lawsuit filed against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to prevent the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline under Lake Oahe near tribal lands.

February 11, 2017 | In the News: KSN.com

Holcomb Plant Remains In Limbo

Amanda Goodin, Staff Attorney, Northwest Office: “To change any regulations or issue new ones or cancel any regulations or rescind them entirely, that decision has to be based on evidence in the record. It has to be based on science, and it has to be a reasonable decision, one that’s not arbitrary.”

February 10, 2017 | In the News: Associated Press

On The Effluent Rule

Thomas Cmar, Staff Attorney, Coal Program: "The rules were essentially establishing a standard that was many years overdue, and I think the industry has quickly adopted it because they've recognized that [failure to address the coal ponds] is a practice that needs to end. This is a significant liability for these plants."

February 9, 2017 | Feature

Photos of Bears Ears

“Rising from the center of the southeastern Utah landscape and visible from every direction are twin buttes so distinctive that in each of the native languages of the region their name is the same: Hoon'Naqvut, Shash Jáa, Kwiyagatu Nukavachi, Ansh An Lashokdiwe, or ‘Bears Ears.’”

February 8, 2017 | In the News: Times Union

Oil Terminal In Albany Rebuffs State Demand For Environmental Answers

Chris Amato, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: "Global's defiant response, in which the company flatly refuses to take any of the actions ordered by DEC, makes clear that the company intends to continue flouting the law and ignoring the impacted community. We call on DEC to take all necessary steps to protect the citizens of Albany from Global's rogue operation."

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