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June 29, 2018 | In the News: Mainichi Japan

Legitimacy Of Okinawa Base Relocation Questioned In U.S. Court

Sarah Burt, Attorney, Earthjustice: "Judge Chen is taking seriously his obligation to review what the Department of Defense has done. I'm hopeful that we have been able to convince him that the very purpose of the statute is informed decision-making in partnership with local communities. I was able to make the case for the people of Okinawa and the dugong."

June 28, 2018 | In the News: Courthouse News

Jurisdiction Debated in Fight of Okinawa Military Base

Sarah Burt, Attorney, International Program: “It’s mandated that the government talk to the communities themselves. It’s like the government building a base on sacred Hawaiian and saying ‘we’re not going talk to the native communities but we’ll talk to an anthropologist from the University of Hawaii.’”

March 2, 2018 | Feature

Showing Up for Clean Power

Alarmed by President Trump’s plans to scrap the Clean Power Plan, hundreds turn out to address officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Hear are some of their stories.

August 21, 2017 | Legal Document

Dugong Appeals Court Opinion

The panel affirmed in part, reversed in part and remanded for further proceedings in an action brought by environmental groups and individuals who challenged a decision by the U.S. Department of Defense to construct a new military base on Okinawa, Japan.

July 11, 2017 | In the News: The Guardian

Countries With Coral Reefs Must Do More On Climate Change – UNESCO

Noni Austin, Attorney, Earthjustice: “The world heritage committee’s decision has confirmed what scientists have been saying for years: urgent and rapid action to reduce global warming and implement the Paris agreement is essential for the survival of coral reefs into the future.”