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March 8, 2017 | Blog Post

Making America Polluted Again

The recent slew of administration attacks on protections for clean water, clean air and food and worker safety could send America back to a time of unchecked pollution.

March 8, 2017 | Photos

Making America Polluted Again

In 1971, the Environmental Protection Agency launched Documerica, a project to capture images of environmental problems, EPA activities and everyday life in America. Freelance photographers captured more than 15,000 photos of the heightened air and water crises of that time. These pictures show us the situation we could return to if we defang and defund the EPA.

March 8, 2017 | In the News: The United Nations Office at Geneva

Human Rights Council Holds Interactive Dialogue On Human Rights And The Environment And On The Right To Food

In a joint statement, Earthjustice and the Centre for International Environmental Law noted that States had to engage in sustainable development to avoid overexploitation of ecosystems that could lead to severe human rights violations. They had to protect environmental defenders, indigenous peoples and others who directly relied on natural resources to satisfy their basic needs.

March 7, 2017 | Blog Post

LA Power is Stuck in the Past

Despite clear direction by the Los Angeles City Council to move the city towards 100% renewable energy, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power plans to dump money into new and costly fossil fueled power plants.

March 7, 2017 | Press Release

Judge Upholds Decision to End “No Otter Zone”

Second ruling to uphold U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s decision to end failed program that excluded sea otters from their historic range along the southern California coast

March 6, 2017 | In the News: KNKX

Unpacking Government: What Good Are Environmental Impact Statements?

Kristen Boyles, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: “The point of going through all that process is—not just doing it to do it—you’re doing it to get the information. What are the impacts of an oil export terminal on our coasts? What would be the risks of a spill? Or air pollution, or any sort of train accident? ... A week later, Shell pulled its permit and said it wasn’t going forward with the project.

March 6, 2017 | In the News: Washington Examiner

Trump: The First 100 Days

Raul Garcia, Legislative Counsel, Earthjustice: "The real costs will be at the expense of border and immigrant communities, including the healthy and vibrant environment they deserve. It's justified by fiction, relying on the notion that our neighbors have somehow become our enemies and that our border communities must become militarized zones."

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