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July 22, 2015 | Feature

The California Drought

Who gets the water and who's hung out to dry? The historic drought has dredged up old feuds over who can lay claim to water in a thirsty state. As the powerful lobby for the agricultural industry—which currently consumes 80% of California's water supply—cries for more water to be pumped to their farms in the arid regions of the Central Valley, just who would be left high and dry?

May 27, 2020 | In the News: Our Hen House

The Case of the Slaughterhouse Water

Alexis Andiman, Earthjustice attorney with the Sustainable Food & Farming Program, is a guest on the Animal Law Podcast, discussing Cape Fear River Watch v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, a lawsuit challenging the EPA’s guidelines for the amount of pollution that slaughterhouses are permitted to emit into waterways.

April 30, 2020 | Press Release

Corte Permite Que Demanda Contra Mataderos Contaminantes Continúe

La orden le otorgará a la corte decidir si la EPA violó la Ley de Agua Limpia al permitir que miles de plantas procesadoras de carne y aves de corral continúen utilizando tecnología anticuada e insuficiente para el control de la contaminación.

April 23, 2020 | Article

Our Lawyer Just Got a Big Win for Clean Water at the Supreme Court

Earthjustice attorney David Henkin went to the Supreme Court to protect the right to clean water for his clients – and for all Americans. The court’s decision upholds those protections and rejects the Trump administration’s effort to blow a big hole in the Clean Water Act.

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