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A crude oil train in the Richmond, CA, rail yard.
(Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
Press Release September 5, 2014

Kinder Morgan, Air District Get Away With Opening Bay Area City To Crude Oil Transport By Rail Without Public Notice

Judge dismisses community and environmental groups’ challenge on a technicality

Press Release February 13, 2014

Kinder Morgan Pipeline Threatens Ecology and Economy of Salish Tribes

Tribes on both sides of the border intervene in proceeding to address tanker traffic and oil spill risks

Document January 22, 2016

Kinder Morgan TransMountain Case Intervenor Statements

Final Written Arguments Submitted to NEB by Intervenors

Savannah Riverkeeper Tonya Bonitatibus documents pollution around the Anderson County pipeline spill in 2016.
(Image Courtesy of Mike Mather / SELC)
Article October 30, 2019

Clean Water Case at Supreme Court Could Have Ripple Effects Across Country

No one voted for polluted rivers, lakes, and oceans.

A turtle surfaces offshore of Kahekili Beach Park, Maui, Hawaii.
(Courtesy of Don McLeish)
feature October 21, 2021

The Clean Water Case of the Century

The Supreme Court kept the Clean Water Act intact, dealing a major loss to the Trump administration and its pro-polluter agenda. The court's decision solidifies the Clean Water Act’s place as one of the nation’s most effective environmental laws.

Members of the Tulalip Tribe sing along the banks of the Fraser River in Chilliwack, British Columbia, as part of a ceremony to honor the waters and marine life so integral to the Coast Salish way of life.
(Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
feature January 22, 2016

Photos: Inside the Fight to Save the Salish Sea

A proposed tar sands pipeline through Western Canada threatens the Salish Sea—rich, abundant border waters shared by the U.S. and Canada—and the very existence and way of life of Native tribes. This is one pipeline fight you haven’t heard about.

Members of the Tulalip Tribe sing along the banks of the Fraser River in Chilliwack, British Columbia, as part of a ceremony to honor the waters and marine life so integral to the Coast Salish way of life.
(Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
feature February 20, 2015

Detrás De La Lucha Para Salvar El Mar Salish

Deteniendo el casi desconocido gasoducto de gran impacto para arenas bituminosas.

Brian Cladoosby, Swinomish Tribal Chairman, at the Fraser River. “It is time for us to turn the tide and make decisions that reflect the deteriorated state of the Salish Sea’s health and resources. Canada’s decision on TransMountain goes in the wrong direction.”
(Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
Press Release November 30, 2016

Northwest Tribes Continue to Oppose Massive Pipeline Expansion in Canada

U.S. Tribes dismayed at Trudeau’s approval of the TransMountain pipeline

Brian Cladoosby, the elected Chair of the Senate of the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, during a ceremony at the Fraser River.
(Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
Press Release August 30, 2018

U.S. Tribes Applaud Court Decision Rejecting Trans Mountain Pipeline

Massive increase in oil tanker traffic would threaten U.S. Tribes and Canadian First Nations

Residents rally outside Berkeley City Hall to show opposition to a proposed crude by rail project.
(Mauricio Castillo / Earthjustice)
Article March 28, 2014

Explosive Crude-By-Rail Rolls Into Main Street America

Concerned communities are fighting back.

Press Release March 28, 2014

Groups Challenge Crude-by-Rail Shipments to Bay Area City

Highly volatile and explosive crude on rails puts residential community at risk

Press Release February 28, 2014

Port of Oakland Rejects Proposals to Construct New Coal Export Terminal

Community leaders, groups applaud decision to protect Bay Area communities

Members of the Tulalip Tribe sing along the banks of the Fraser River in Chilliwack, British Columbia, as part of a ceremony to honor the waters and marine life so integral to the Coast Salish way of life.
(Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
Press Release May 19, 2016

Northwest Tribes Vow to Continue Opposition to Canadian Pipeline

U.S. Tribes join Canadian First Nations in their disappointment over Canada’s regulatory approval of the TransMountain pipeline

Members of the Tulalip Tribe sing along the banks of the Fraser River in Chilliwack, British Columbia, as part of a ceremony to honor the waters and marine life so integral to the Coast Salish way of life.
(Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
Press Release January 22, 2016

Northwest U.S. Tribes Fight Proposed Canada Oil Pipeline That Threatens Salish Sea

Representatives from four Northwest tribes argued against oil spill risks, destructive increases in oil tanker traffic, and threats to treaty-reserved fishing rights posed by project

First Nations Swinomish members participate in a traditional ceremony before oral testimonies on the Kinder Morgan TransMountain Pipeline begin.
(Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
Article March 24, 2015

Testifying to Stop the Salish Sea Pipeline

The proposed Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion threatens the way of life on the Salish Sea, and this First Nations testimony exemplifies why it should be stopped.

The City of Richmond in California's Bay Area is already burdened by intense pollution caused by the fossil fuel industry.
(Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
case March 31, 2014

Challenging Crude-by-Rail Shipments to California's Bay Area

Earthjustice, on behalf of Communities for a Better Environment, the Asian Pacific Environmental Network, the Sierra Club, and the Natural Resources Defense Council, has filed a lawsuit against Kinder Morgan and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District to halt the shipment of highly explosive and toxic crude oil into the City of Richmond, a…

The Salish Sea. The proposed tar sands pipeline expansio  would dramatically increase the passage of tankers and other vessels through Salish Sea shipping routes and adjacent waters.
(Photo courtesy of J. Andrew Flenniken)
case February 13, 2014

Protecting the Ecology and Economy of Salish Tribes

The TransMountain pipeline project, spearheaded by Texas-based energy infrastructure company Kinder Morgan, was approved in 2016 by the Canadian government. The pipeline, from Alberta’s tar sands oil fields to an oil shipping terminal in a suburb of Vancouver, British Columbia, will result in a seven-fold increase in tanker traffic through Boundary Pass, Haro Strait, and…

Aurelia Washington, of the Swinomish Tribe, speaks at a press conference held before First Nations and U.S. Coast Salish Tribes address the Canadian National Energy Board in Victoria, British Columbia.
(Alex Harris for Earthjustice)
Press Release November 28, 2018

Northwest Tribal Leaders Testify in Opposition to Canadian Pipeline Expansion

Threats to Coast Salish peoples, orcas, and the Salish Sea too great to approve