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The Latest On: Fracking

December 23, 2019 | In the News: KUER

District Court Will Hear Public Lands Fracking Lawsuit In January

Michael Freeman, Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office, Earthjustice: “The effect of that [rescinded rule] was to leave all oil and gas development on federal lands in this country subject to really outdated and inadequate federal standards of our lands and our water and our public health.”

October 14, 2019 | Video

Rigged No More

One day, Pawnee Tribal member Walter Echo-Hawk stumbled upon a worrying scene. Next to his home, oil and gas workers were surveying for fracking. The U.S. government had approved 17 oil and gas leases on Pawnee land without consulting or even notifying the Tribal members. This is the story of how that happened, and how the Pawnee Nation fought back.

August 8, 2018 | In the News: Courthouse News

Trump Probes Oil Leasing in California

Greg Loarie, Attorney, California Regional Office, Earthjustice: “Analyzing the impacts of fracking is like analyzing the impacts of smoking cigarettes: there’s really no question that more fracking would be terrible for California.”

May 25, 2018 | Legal Document

Amicus Brief: Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments & Physicians for Social Responsibility re: CO oil and gas

Amici Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments and Physicians for Social Responsibility are organizations whose members treat, study, and care for patients who suffer negative health impacts from unconventional oil and gas development in Colorado. They submit this amicus brief to ensure that the Court does not lose sight of the mounting body of peer-reviewed scientific evidence that unconventional oil and gas development in Colorado negatively impacts public health.