The pivotal bill provides advancements in public health and clean air, prevents corporations from clustering mega-warehouses in low-income communities of color, and advances New York’s climate mandates
Governor Green issued a revised Emergency Proclamation that eliminated attempts to suspend state laws requiring public hearings, assessment of environmental impacts, and protections for Native Hawaiian burials and also restored county council oversight over most affordable housing projects.
In 1971, Phil Berry, Fred Fisher, and Don Harris founded the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund (as Earthjustice was then known), dedicated to fighting in court and in Washington, D.C., on behalf of the Sierra Club and other environmental groups.
The Institute for Fisheries Resources (IFR) and the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations (PCFFA) notified U.S. tire manufacturers of their intent to sue over the use of a chemical called 6PPD in rubber tires because of its devastating impacts on Endangered Species Act (ESA)-protected salmon and steelhead.
Conservation groups filed a notice of their intent to sue the Biden administration over violations of the Endangered Species Act unless approval of exploration projects in Arizona’s Patagonia Mountains is revoked within 60 days. The groups say the Forest Service and the Fish and Wildlife Service failed to accurately assess the risks the mining projects pose to Mexican spotted owls and Western yellow-billed cuckoos, two of the threatened species that live in the Patagonia Mountains.