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June 15, 2020 | In the News: The Colorado Sun

A federal court ruled a coal company couldn’t build a road on public land near Paonia. The company did it anyway.

Robin Cooley, Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office, Earthjustice: “I can’t speak to their motivation, but I can definitely say that it isn’t surprising to me that the District Court was taking some time given that the courts have been closed down by the COVID crisis so for Mountain Coal to use that to their advantage is pretty unacceptable. Mountain Coal said what would happen if the court vacated the North Fork Exception. And the court vacated the exception and they built their road anyway.”

March 13, 2020 | In the News: Courthouse News Service

Environmental Groups Claim US Army Base Is Threatening River

Alex Hardee, Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office, Earthjustice: “For years the fort has evaded the Endangered Species Act by disregarding the science and relying on illusory water credits. We filed this lawsuit to put an end to this pattern and practice, and to force the U.S. Army and Fish and Wildlife Service to comply with the Endangered Species Act.”

March 11, 2020 | Feature

Defending America’s Climate Forest

Trump’s Forest Service wants to log the Tongass, a key weapon in fighting climate change. A federal court ruled against the massive scheme.

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