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Railroad cars for transporting oil line up at a station. (Arvydas Kniuksta / Shutterstock)

Explosive Oil Trains Roll Through America

Rail cars full of volatile crude oil are charging through communities across America—with explosive results. Earthjustice is helping groups and citizens along these rail lines stop this dangerous traffic in their tracks.

Audio Interview
Caution: Crude by Rail Crossing

People across America are fighting to keep exploding oil trains out of their communities. Read their stories—and share your own.

Help Fight Crude-by-Rail!

Make an urgent gift today to help us take on Big Oil.

 

Bison being herded to establish a new population at Fort Peck. (Lynn Donaldson)

In The Win Column

Wild bison of the northern Rockies may not be classified as "livestock," a judge rules, aiding Earthjustice efforts to restore bison to their native lands.

 

More Earthjustice Victories...

Fish icon. (Andrew Heins / The Noun Project)

 

Government-sanctioned overfishing of New England groundfish is halted in district court.

 

Victory

 

A court agrees: Big Ag is illegally pumping fertilizer-laden water into Florida's Lake Okeechobee.

 

Victory

 

Supreme Court sides with opponents of mountaintop removal coal mining.

 

Victory

 

A critical air safeguard that would prevent thousands of deaths is upheld in court.

 

A pod of orcas in Puget Sound. (Howard Garrett / Orca Network)

A National Plea – Free Lolita!

People across the nation are joining the movement to liberate Lolita the orca from a tiny aquarium pool she's lived in since being captured 44 years ago. They dream of reuniting Lolita with her family pod off Washington state.

Rachel Carson. (Fish & Wildlife Service)

This Month's Anniversary

Fifty years after Rachel Carson died, Earthjustice President Trip Van Noppen points out that honeybees and farmworkers are threatened by the same pesticide issues Carson warned about in her book "Silent Spring."

If we are going to live so intimately with these chemicals eating and drinking them, taking them into the very marrow of our bones - we had better know something about their nature and their power.

– Rachel Carson, Silent Spring, 1962

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Chimpanzee. (Patrick Rolands / Shutterstock)

Birthday Wishes For Chimp Champ

Jane Goodall, world-renowned primatologist, turned 80 in April. Dr. Goodall won fame for her research living alongside chimpanzees.

Minke whale. (Joanne Weston / Shutterstock)

Whales Get A Win

Conservationists also celebrated when the International Court of Justice ruled that Japan's Antarctic whaling program must stop.

A woman reads the newspaper. (legenda / Shutterstock)

Journalism Fake Out

The Denver Post was caught passing off fracking propaganda as real news in an advertising section.

  HOW YOU CAN HELP

A map of fracking accidents.

Share Our Fraccidents Map

America is in the midst of an unprecedented oil and gas drilling rush, but that boom also comes with troubling reports of fracking accidents.

 

Miguel Zelaya speaks during a meeting in his congressional representative's office. (Matt Roth / Earthjustice)

Take Action For Farmworkers

Two million farmworkers are about to get new protections against pesticides. You can help ensure that these protections are strong enough to do the job.

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Photo Credits:
  · Explosive Oil Trains Roll Through Main Street America:  Railroad cars for transporting oil line up at a station. (Arvydas Kniuksta / Shutterstock)
  · Help Fight Crude-by-Rail:  A fireball follows the derailment of two trains, one carrying Bakken crude oil, outside Casselton, N.D. in 2013. (U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration)
  · In The Win Column:  Bison being herded to establish a new population at Fort Peck. (Lynn Donaldson)
  · Government-sanctioned overfishing of New England groundfish is halted in district court:  Fish icon. (Andrew Heins / The Noun Project)
  · A court agrees: Big Ag is illegally pumping fertilizer-laden water into Florida's Lake Okeechobee:  Outfall icon. (Luis Prado / The Noun Project)
  · Supreme Court sides with opponents of mountaintop removal coal mining:  Mountain icon. (Benni / The Noun Project)
  · A National Plea – Free Lolita:  A pod of orcas in Puget Sound. (Howard Garrett / Orca Network)
  · This Month's Anniversary:  Rachel Carson. (Fish & Wildlife Service)
  · Birthday Wishes For Chimp Champ:  Chimpanzee. (Patrick Rolands / Shutterstock)
  · Whales Get A Win:  Minke whale. (Joanne Weston / Shutterstock)
  · Journalism Fake Out:  A woman reads the newspaper. (legenda / Shutterstock)
  · Take Action For Farmworkers:  Miguel Zelaya speaks during a meeting in his congressional representative's office. (Matt Roth / Earthjustice)

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