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June 20, 2014 | Feature

Dryden: The Town That Changed The Fracking Game

When the oil and gas industry came to the small town of Dryden, NY, with plans to start fracking, things didn’t turn out quite how they expected. Find out how a group of neighbors turned the tables on a powerful industry—and changed the fracking game forever. View the photo essay.

June 29, 2020 | Legal Document

Petition for Emergency Rulemaking: USDA APHIS

The legal action seeks to compel the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service to protect communities and the environment from dangerous pollution resulting from under-regulated and poorly monitored animal disposal during the pandemic.

May 26, 2020 | Legal Document

Comments on Draft Scope for Risk Evaluations for 20 High Priority Chemicals

Community groups representing people living in Louisiana and Texas, along with Earthjustice, are submitting comments asking EPA to consider their communities to be “potentially exposed and susceptible subpopulations.” These communities live in the shadows of facilities that release toxic chemicals into air, water and soil, many of which are produced and released in high volumes in the Cancer Alley area of Louisiana and the Gulf region in both states.

May 20, 2020 | Legal Document

Amicus Brief on New York state's plastic bag ban

Earthjustice, on behalf of WE ACT for Environmental Justice, Beyond Plastics, and Clean and Healthy New York filed an amicus brief strongly supporting the implementation of New York state's Bag Waste Reduction Act as it was written by the New York State Legislature.

May 15, 2020 | Letter

Joint comments: NY Proposed Part 248 Use of Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel Fuel and Best Available Retrofit Technology for Heavy Duty Vehicles and Part 200 General Provisions

American Lung Association, Earthjustice, Environmental Advocates of New York, Jobs to Move America, New York Public Interest Research Group, New Yorkers for Clean Power, and Sierra Club submit comments on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) proposed amendments to its regulations implementing the Diesel Emission Reduction Act of 2006 (DERA). We applaud DEC’s proposed amendments that extend DERA’s requirements to use ultra-low sulfur diesel and best available retrofit technology to heavy-duty vehicles operated on behalf of State agencies, and not just those vehicles directly owned, operated, or leased by State agencies