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The Latest On: Oil and Gas Drilling

June 3, 2010 | Case

Challenging Offshore Oil Drilling In The Gulf Of Mexico

The federal government is illegally doling out deepwater drilling permits to big oil companies without requiring them to submit plans that detail how they would respond to a major spill. Earthjustice is fighting this negligent practice in federal court.

May 25, 2010 | Video

You Can't Rewind an Oil Spill

You can't rewind an oil spill, but you can pause the next one. In the Arctic Ocean, where temperatures fall well below zero, ocean swells can reach 20 feet and huge ice flows prevent travel to most areas, it's inconceivable to expect clean up of an oil spill to go smoothly.

This video was created in partnership with Alaska Wilderness League, Defenders of Wildlife, Sierra Club, World Wildlife Federation, National Wildife Federation, The Wilderness Society, and National Audubon Society.

November 10, 2009 | Case

Protecting Pennsylvania Waters From Fracking

Pennsylvania was permitting discharges of fracking wastewater into the state’s waterways. Earthjustice fought the practice and won—securing new protections and establishing a strong precedent for similar fights across the state.

September 10, 2009 | Case

Stopping The Alberta Clipper Tar Sands Pipeline

Earthjustice is challenging the Alberta Clipper pipeline, which would carry to U.S. refineries up to 450,000 barrels per day of tar sands oil—one of the dirtiest fuels on Earth.

July 14, 2008 | Case

Defending the Roan Plateau from Oil and Gas Drilling

The Colorado Natural Heritage Program ranks the Roan Plateau as one of the four most biologically rich areas in Colorado—the other three are already protected as part of the National Park System.

July 1, 2008 | Case

Fighting Dirty Energy In The Flathead River Basin

Dirty energy development threatened one of the most wild and beautiful landscapes left in the United States—Montana’s Flathead River and the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Earthjustice took action, and development proposals in the region were banned by the Canada and the state of Montana in 2010.

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