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Press Release December 15, 2009

Shell Oil Beaufort Sea Drilling Plans Challenged

Analysis of impacts sorely lacking

Press Release August 6, 2013

Court Upholds Shell’s Oil Spill Plans Despite Serious Questions

Federal agency allowed to ignore NEPA and ESA

An oil refinery looms over the west side of Port Arthur, TX.
(Eric Kayne for Earthjustice)
feature April 27, 2018

A Disaster In The Making

A new report documents how people have been left in harm’s way, as the Trump administration attempts to block the Chemical Disaster Rule.

Press Release May 5, 2008

Planned Oil Operations in Beaufort and Chukchi Seas Challenged

Alaska Natives and conservation groups ask for protection for marine mammals

Press Release August 5, 2011

Feds Ignore Risks and Green Light Shell Drilling in Arctic Ocean

Agency continues to rubber-stamp dangerous offshore drilling; Scientists agree more data needed to understand the effects of oil development

Beluga whale pod in the Chukchi Sea. Belugas are social animals that often migrate, hunt and interact with each other in groups ranging from ten to several hundred.
(Laura Morse / NOAA)
Press Release June 2, 2015

Environmental Groups File Lawsuit Challenging Shell Oil’s Risky and Reckless Arctic Drilling Plan

Agency gave Shell the stamp of approval to drill in fragile Arctic Ocean, despite threats

Press Release January 20, 2010

Shell Oil Chukchi Sea Drilling Plans Challenged

Analysis of impacts sorely lacking

Catcher Cuts The Rope, an Iraq War veteran, leads a protest march to a sacred burial ground at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota on Sept. 9, 2016.
(Alyssa Schukar / New York Times via Redux)
feature July 6, 2020

Still Standing

In the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s case against the Dakota Access Pipeline, youth activism and legal advocacy work hand-in-hand in the fight for justice.

Press Release September 29, 2011

Arctic Shell Game: No Spill Plan, No Problem – Feds Say Just Drill

Broad coalition challenges federal approval of Shell Oil’s plan to drill in the Beaufort Sea

Press Release June 4, 2012

Groups Ask FDA for Final Response to Petition Seeking Full Review of "Frankenfish" Environmental Risks

Public remains in the dark another year as the federal government considers approving genetically engineered salmon

A few of the action items from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's roadmap to regulate PFAS chemical pollution that are failing or have missed deadlines.
feature June 6, 2023

Inside EPA’s Roadmap on Regulating PFAS Chemicals

Toxic “forever chemicals” remain laxly regulated.

Press Release November 20, 2008

Shell Oil's Arctic Offshore Drilling Plan Illegal Says Federal Appeals Court

Groups call for time out for oil development in Arctic Ocean

page February 11, 2014

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Article August 19, 2011

Shell Oil Living in a Land of Make Believe

Apparently, Shell Oil and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) live in a land of make believe. Thankfully, Earthjustice makes its abode in a place called reality. Earlier this month, BOEMRE approved Royal Dutch Shell’s plan to drill for oil next summer in the Alaskan Arctic’s Beaufort Sea. Putting the sled…

From the Experts August 19, 2021

NOAA Just Named 31 Nations That Engage in Illegal or Unregulated Fishing. Here’s Why That’s a Step in the Right Direction.

This new approach will help the agency protect marine biodiversity.

An industrial shellfish dredge boat with a trailing plume of churned-up sediment in Oyster Bay Harbor, which includes portions of the Congressman Lester Wolff Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge.  (Eric Gulbransen / North Oyster Bay Baymen’s Association)
Press Release April 26, 2023

Shellfish Harvesters and Conservationists Challenge U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Refusal to Oversee Industrial Shellfish Dredging in Long Island Refuge

Lawsuit takes aim at agency’s long-term failure to examine whether industrial shellfish dredging conflicts with Refuge’s wildlife-protection purposes

From the Experts June 8, 2021

Why the Ocean Needs the Illegal Fishing and Forced Labor Prevention Act

Sharks are crucial for a healthy ocean, but overfishing is killing them. This bill takes a step in the right direction.

feature January 17, 2019

Special Report: Two Years of Overruling the Trump Administration

The record shows that the Trump’s efforts to weaken environmental regulations are no match for the law.