The Latest by David Lawlor

Development Writer

David Lawlor was a writer in the Development department. His environmental activism stems from an affinity for nature and the deep ecology philosophy espoused by the Norwegian philosopher, Arne Naess.

June 11, 2012

Better Living Through Chemistry…or Not

Earthjustice’s campaign to ban fungicide will protect future generations

May 25, 2012

Scofflaw Bison Occupy Private Grazing Lands Near Yellowstone

A group of 27 bison occupying privately owned grazing lands outside of Yellowstone National Park’s western border were detained by authorities on May 24. The group of animals included 12 newborn calves, 12 mothers, and three juveniles. The Montana Department of Livestock led the raid with support from the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and …

Loaded coal hoppers at sunset.
May 18, 2012

Conflicts Over Coal Export in Pacific Northwest

With domestic demand for coal waning in the United States, coal companies seek to ship as much coal as possible from Montana and Wyoming’s Powder River Basin to emerging Asian economies. Earthjustice is calling for environmental review of proposed projects.

March 21, 2012

Big Victory For Strawberry Lovers

Earthjustice lawsuit pressures agro-chemical company to pull the plug on toxic fumigant methyl iodide

February 28, 2012

Proposal For Longview Coal Export Terminal Returns

They’re baaack! The shipping and logistics company Millennium Bulk Terminals last week filed applications for federal, state and county permits to build a coal export terminal in Longview, Wash. Last year, Millennium withdrew its permit applications to build a coal export facility in Longview after Earthjustice attorneys uncovered internal company memos discussing secret plans to …

February 16, 2012

Monterey County Says No To Methyl Iodide

California counties ban methyl iodide as the state awaits court’s decision

February 8, 2012

Coal’s Hollow Promises To Northwest Communities

Each time a new coal export terminal is proposed at a Pacific Northwest port, industry promises to take appropriate measures to protect the surrounding environment and community from the terminal’s inherent pollution. The harmful effects of coal dust blowing into communities from enormous coal piles and trains carrying coal in open boxcars while spewing coal …

February 3, 2012

Coos Bay, Oregon is Coal Industry’s Latest Target

A new battle has emerged in the fight over proposed coal export terminals in the Pacific Northwest. The Oregon Department of State Lands recently issued a permit allowing the Port of Coos Bay to conduct the largest dredging project in an estuary in state history. The permit allows for dredging of the first 1.75 million …

January 25, 2012

Amazing Yosemite Time-Lapse Video

Everyone knows that Yosemite National Park is one of America’s most beautiful places. Half Dome, El Capitan, Yosemite Falls, and a host of other natural wonders make Yosemite an iconic symbol of the American West. And while many of us have hiked in Yosemite or camped in the picturesque valley, a new video reveals a …

December 13, 2011

The 730-Mile Journey Of One Oregon Wolf

California, here he comes? His search for a mate goes viral