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April 30, 2018 | Legal Document

Sage Grouse Complaint

This case challenges the Trump Administration’s systematic disregard of legally binding land management plans adopted to protect the greater sage-grouse. Greater sage-grouse once numbered in the millions across much of the western United States. The Lewis and Clark expedition and numerous other nineteenth-century observers commented on the birds’ abundance, and the grouse is an integral part of the western landscape. In recent decades, however, grouse populations have plummeted throughout their range due to habitat loss and fragmentation caused by oil and natural gas development and other activities.

April 19, 2018 | In the News: Denver Post

Suncor Oil Refinery Spews 8.5 Tons A Year Of Cyanide Gas Over Low-Income North Denver Neighborhoods, State Records Show

Joel Minor, Attorney, Earthjustice: “Everyone who lives near Suncor, as well as Suncor employees, have been breathing hydrogen cyanide. If the state is going to set a limit for hydrogen cyanide, it needs to set a limit that protects public health. We have these laws requiring disclosure for a reason. People do have a right to know what they are breathing.”

April 12, 2018 | Legal Document

Rosemont Complaint

The Tohono O’odham Nation, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and the Hopi Tribe filed a complaint in U.S. District Court challenging the approval by the U.S. Forest Service of a plan by Hudbay Minerals Inc. of Canada to develop a sprawling toxic open pit copper mine on public land. The tribes are represented by Earthjustice.