Unearthed Last Week
Wolverine sighting, pesticide drifting, energy goes green, Hawaii blocks sun
Some top stories from the last week at Earthjustice…
While the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decides whether to grant endangered species protections to wolverines, California had its first sighting of the small, bear-like creature in nearly a decade. DNA analysis suggests that the lovelorn Buddy has Idaho roots, but the verdict’s still out on how he got to the sunshine state in the first place.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has its hands full this week sifting through tens of thousands of letters from Earthjustice supporters and their counterparts asking the agency to support an Earthjustice petition that will protect children from pesticide drift—a toxic vapor that travels from nearby agricultural fields.
Earthjustice campaigner Liz Judge summoned up her parents’ sage old advice to encourage St. Patrick’s Day enthusiasts to go green in a different way by supporting strong energy efficiency standards.
The latest column from Earthjustice president Trip Van Noppen concerning Hawaii’s blatant attempt to keep homes and businesses from capitalizing on solar power generated a lot of thought-provoking comments. Enter the controversy here.
Jessica is a former award-winning journalist. She enjoys wild places and dispensing justice, so she considers her job here to be a pretty amazing fit.