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San Juan Generating Station, above, is a coal-fired power plant adjacent to a coal mine in New Mexico.
(San Juan Citizens Alliance/EcoFlight)
Article June 29, 2015

Global Warming Could Devastate Human Health—but Only If We Let It

A report by 45 leading researchers makes the case that climate change is not only the gravest threat we face, but also our best chance to unite around the twin goals of sustainable growth and cutting carbon emissions.

Article January 16, 2014

Towns Fight Back Against Fracking

In mid-December the Pennsylvania Supreme Court found Act 13 is unconstitutional. This is a law that allowed state government to override local communities’ zoning decisions to limit hydraulic fracturing or fracking. The decision stems from a lawsuit by seven Pennsylvania municipalities, a doctor and the Delaware Riverkeeper Network. Earthjustice submitted a friend-of-the-court brief in the case, representing 22 organizations, including Marcellus Protest, Lehigh Valley Gas Truth and Berks Gas Truth.

Press Release: Victory December 19, 2013

In Big Victory, PA Supreme Court Rules Local Towns Retain Zoning Power

Declares a portion of pro-fracking, anti-community state law unconstitutional

The Pennsylvania state law sought to override local zoning laws related to the controversial process of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.
(Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
case November 1, 2013

Defending Rights of Local Towns: Act 13 Zoning Challenge

Act 13 is a controversial Pennsylvania state law that sought to override local zoning laws related to the controversial process of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.” Earthjustice filed an amicus brief on behalf of Berks Gas Truth, Brockway Area Clean Water Alliance, Clean Air Council, Clean Water Action, Damascus Citizens for Sustainability, Earthworks, Environmental Defense Fund,…

Article August 1, 2013

Fracking Industry Sought Lifetime Gag Order on Kids

Whatever happened to “sticks and stones”?

Document September 18, 2012

Act 13 Amicus Brief

Press Release September 18, 2012

In Fracking Court Fight, Towns Get Legal Help From 20 Groups

Pro-fracking, anti-community state law under fire

Press Release July 26, 2012

PA Court Overturns Portion of Pro-Fracking Anti-Community Law

Says local towns retain zoning power

Document April 11, 2012

Act 13 Challenge Order

Press Release April 11, 2012

PA Court Says Local Fracking Laws Can Stay for Now

Preliminary injunction issued against a portion of pro-fracking, anti-community state law