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February 24, 2014 | Article

A Pear Farm On The Frontlines of California’s Water Wars

Notes from a trip to the San Francisco Bay Delta to hear stories from people who would be directly impacted by a plan to pump massive amounts of freshwater out of the Delta to farms in the southern Central Valley.

December 6, 2013 | Case

Cleaning Up the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers Watersheds

Earthjustice, on behalf of the Anacostia Riverkeeper, Potomac Riverkeeper, Friends of the Earth, Waterkeeper Alliance, Pat Munoz and Mac Thornton, has filed a challenge involving a state-issued pollution discharge permit for Montgomery County’s 499-square mile stormwater system.

November 14, 2013 | Photos

Toxic Algae Outbreaks in Florida

Many of Florida's postcard-perfect blue waters are coming up green and choked with nasty, toxic algae. The culprit behind this environmental and economic crisis? Pollution caused by inadequately treated sewage, manure and fertilizer.

September 6, 2013 | Feature

Grand Canyon Of The Pacific Running Dry

Native Hawaiians living on the rural southwestern shore of Kauaʻi—home of Waimea Canyon, "The Grand Canyon of the Pacific"—are witnessing the biggest water grab in the history of their island. Now they're fighting to put a stop to it, by petitioning the state with the help of Earthjustice.

August 30, 2013 | Case

Challenging a Panamanian Dam Project

Earthjustice challenged the Panamanian government’s approval of the Barro Blanco hydroelectric dam project, which disregarded the environmental impacts of the dam to indigenous peoples and violated their rights to consultation and territories. The project's registration under the Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism highlights the need to ensure stronger protections of human rights in efforts to address climate change.

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