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The Latest On: Oil and Gas Drilling

November 1, 2013 | Case

Defending Rights of Local Towns: Act 13 Zoning Challenge

Act 13 is a controversial Pennsylvania state law that sought to override local zoning laws related to the controversial process of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.” Earthjustice filed an amicus brief on behalf of groups, defending the rights of towns to limit the impacts of the fracking-enabled gas drilling boom.

October 16, 2013 | Feature

Down to Earth: On the Fracking Frontlines

From the California coast to Maryland ports, Earthjustice is fighting to protect communities and special places from fracking. Listen to an interview with Deborah Goldberg, managing attorney of the Northeast regional office.

September 30, 2013 | Audio

On the Fracking Frontlines

Managing Attorney Deborah Goldberg of the Northeast regional office discusses Earthjustice's work to protect communities and special places from fracking.

September 11, 2013 | Article

My Window Seat To America The Threatened

“If you want to see the places we’ve helped protect, ask for a window seat.”

So reads my favorite Earthjustice message, decorating airports across the country. It’s true: 35,000 feet is a great vantage to see the forests, mountains and river canyons that are intact, unroaded and resilient thanks to our legal work with many allies.

August 8, 2013 | Video

Kids Speak Up On Fracking

The oil and gas industry tried to silence 7- and 10-year-old siblings with a gag order after their parents sued. But the industry can't silence all children.

August 8, 2013 | Article

Kids Speak Up On Fracking

A group of 5th graders did a special project—on fracking. After considering both sides of the issue, and learning that the chemicals used in fracking are often secret, many of the students decided it wasn’t a good idea. Afterwards, they explained—in their own words—why they felt that way.

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