The Latest by John McManus

Media Director

John was Earthjustice’s Media Director and chief press wrangler from 2001 until 2013. He came to Earthjustice in 2001 to defend freshwaters and public land—and salmon.

September 30, 2011

Montana Must Consider Global Impact of Otter Creek Mine

Earlier this week, Earthjustice attorney Jenny Harbine went to court to argue that the state of Montana was legally required to consider steps to minimize the consequences of burning more than a half-a-billion tons of coal before leasing it to St. Louis-based Arch Coal, Inc. Earthjustice is representing the Montana Environmental Information Center and the …

August 22, 2011

Northwest Salmon Re-Birth Dam Close

Next month, contractors will start removing two massive dams on the Elwha River which runs through Washington’s Olympic peninsula. It is expected to bring about the largest single increase of salmon habitat and population in the Northwest. The dam removal caps efforts started more than 20 years ago by a local tribe and visionary activists …

June 20, 2011

Renewable Energy Requires Storage Tech. to Capture Power

An issue that has cropped up as the country moves towards more renewable energy generation is how best to store excess energy generated, say by wind mills during windy periods or solar panels during sunny periods. Energy storage in the form of industrial strength batteries and other technologies is coming, but such things aren’t yet …

June 16, 2011

Awash In Water and Profits, Cal Growers Denied More

The fight over the health of the Sacramento/Bay delta is a fight over the most important estuary on the west coast of north America.

December 1, 2010

West's Waterways Still Soaked in Pesticides

As EPA drags heels, Earthjustice heads to court

October 20, 2010

Wolf Killing Is Back On State Agendas

Congressmen try legislative end runs around court ban on hunting

October 18, 2010

Hawaii To Start Paying For Roof-Top Solar Electricity

PUC lets homeowners, businesses get paid for feeding the grid

September 30, 2010

"Frankenfish" – Poster Child of Genetically Modified Food Fears

Too little is known to allow unleashing of test-tube species

A juvenile grizzly stands in a summer wildflower field in Yellowstone National Park.
September 2, 2010

Of Beetles, Bark and Bears

Grizzly protected, but not its food source

August 18, 2010

Report Says Delta Is Like A Fish Out of Water

Delta needs twice the fresh water that now flows through it