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January 14, 2020 | In the News: USA Today

Conservation Groups Sue BLM Over California Fracking Plan

Michelle Ghafar, Attorney, Earthjustice: “A federal court already agreed with us once that the BLM failed to fully evaluate the impacts of the oil and gas expansion it is authorizing on public land. We’re returning to court once again to ensure the agency properly analyzes the impacts of devastating fracking activities in its plan.”

December 23, 2019 | Legal Document

Letter to St. James Parish Council: Formosa Land Use Decision

RISE St. James and Louisiana Bucket Brigade ask that the St. James Parish Council seek a reopening of its decision (Resolution 19-07, Jan. 24, 2019) and rescind its approval of the construction of the chemical complex proposed by FG LA LLC.

December 23, 2019 | Letter

Letter to St. James Parish Council: Burial Sites

Re: Request to Rescind Decision Set out in Resolution 19-07 Granting Formosa’s Land Use Application in Light of Previously Undisclosed Information Revealing the Existence of Burial Sites of Enslaved People on Property Proposed for a Formosa Plastics Plant

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Michael Freeman, Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office, Earthjustice: “The effect of that [rescinded rule] was to leave all oil and gas development on federal lands in this country subject to really outdated and inadequate federal standards of our lands and our water and our public health.”

December 13, 2019 | In the News: E&E News

BLM Analysis Shows Climate Price Of Alaska Drilling

Jeremy Lieb, Attorney, Alaska Office, Earthjustice: "We have the broader concern that all of this development is inconsistent with what science shows needs to be done to address climate change — basically that we can't continue developing new sources of fossil fuels."