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The Latest On: Climate Change

September 4, 2020 | In the News: Grist

New York’s Plastic Bag Ban has Survived the Pandemic

Victoria Bogdan Tejeda, Attorney, Northeast Regional Office, Earthjustice: “We see the use of plastic bags as a climate change and community health problem. [Thicker plastic bags were] not what the legislature intended…. It wanted to end the use of plastic bags, full stop.”

August 31, 2020 | Legal Document

Dakota Access Pipeline: U.S. Army Corps Status Report

The Army Corps updates the district court about the status of the pipeline, which is now considered an “encroachment” under federal law. No timeline is given for finalizing their review.

August 31, 2020 | In the News: Independent

Lt. General Who Led Katrina Evacuations Warns Of Pollution Risk From Climate-Driven Extreme Weather Following Hurricane Laura

Michael Brown, Attorney, Fossil Fuel Program, Earthjustice: “Since [Hurricane] Harvey, the petrochemical and oil and gas industry have had a massive build-out plan for the Gulf Coast. They’ve been adding more infrastructure, including in Lake Charles, intending that these plants will exist for 30-50 years without addressing the increasing climate risk they are going to be facing from storms like we saw this week.”

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