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March 13, 2020 | In the News: Courthouse News Service

Environmental Groups Claim US Army Base Is Threatening River

Alex Hardee, Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office, Earthjustice: “For years the fort has evaded the Endangered Species Act by disregarding the science and relying on illusory water credits. We filed this lawsuit to put an end to this pattern and practice, and to force the U.S. Army and Fish and Wildlife Service to comply with the Endangered Species Act.”

March 5, 2020 | Feature

Insider Briefing: Lawyers for the Seventh Generation

Gussie Lord, Earthjustice’s first-ever director of tribal partnerships, and Stefanie Tsosie, senior associate attorney, tribal partnerships, discuss the complex legal, cultural, and political issues unique to this vital work.

February 6, 2020 | In the News: Washington Post

These southern Utah sites were once off-limits to development. Now, Trump will auction the right to drill and graze there.

Heidi McIntosh, Managing Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office, Earthjustice: “The Trump administration built their plans on an unlawful foundation. This headlong spree to open up monument lands to extractive industries and development is illegitimate, and could only be done by turning a blind eye to the law and flat out ignoring the Native American tribes for whom Bears Ears is sacred.”

December 23, 2019 | In the News: KUER

District Court Will Hear Public Lands Fracking Lawsuit In January

Michael Freeman, Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office, Earthjustice: “The effect of that [rescinded rule] was to leave all oil and gas development on federal lands in this country subject to really outdated and inadequate federal standards of our lands and our water and our public health.”

November 18, 2019 | Legal Document

Motion to Intervene: Preliminary Permit Application for Navajo Nation Little Colorado River Pumped Storage Project

On September 17, 2019, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a notice of acceptance of Pumped Hydro Storage, LLC’s application for a preliminary permit for the Navajo Nation Little Colorado River Pumped Storage Project. Pursuant to Rule 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, Save the Colorado, Grand Canyon Trust, Living Rivers & Colorado Riverkeeper, Sierra Club, Waterkeeper Alliance, Inc., and WildEarth Guardians hereby move to intervene in the preliminary permit proceeding and oppose the requested permit.

October 14, 2019 | Video

Rigged No More

One day, Pawnee Tribal member Walter Echo-Hawk stumbled upon a worrying scene. Next to his home, oil and gas workers were surveying for fracking. The U.S. government had approved 17 oil and gas leases on Pawnee land without consulting or even notifying the Tribal members. This is the story of how that happened, and how the Pawnee Nation fought back.

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