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July 10, 2017 | Legal Document

Complaint For Declaratory And Injunctive Relief: BLM Methane &Waste Prevention Rule

This case challenges the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s decision to stay compliance deadlines for certain provisions of its Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation Rule, 81 Fed. Reg. 83,008 (Nov. 18, 2016), which has been in effect since January 17, 2017. See 82 Fed. Reg. 27,430 (June 15, 2017). BLM’s June 15, 2017 stay violates the Administrative Procedure Act. 5 U.S.C. §§ 553, 705, 706(2)(A). The stay harms Plaintiffs and other members of the public by reducing royalty payments and allowing waste of public natural gas resources and excessive air pollution that would otherwise be controlled under the Rule.

July 10, 2017 | In the News: Midwest Energy News

Trump Administration’s Regulatory Rollback Playing Out At Indiana Coal Plant

Thomas Cmar, Attorney, Earthjustice: “This is an early example of the impacts that the Trump EPA’s moves to illegally roll back public health and environmental protections are having. We are very concerned that utilities across the country will make similar moves to delay long-overdue cleanups of the toxic mess that coal-fired power plants generate.”

June 29, 2017 | In the News: WGCU News

Florida Activists Pan EPA Clean Water Rollback

Tania Galloni, Managing Attorney, Earthjustice: “Candidate Trump also promised clean water for everyone ... The clean water rule was there to ensure that the waterways throughout the country were clean and repealing such a rule can only lead to more trouble.”

June 28, 2017 | Feature

Oil, Water, and Steel: The Dakota Access Pipeline

The fight to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline, which threatens the water and sacred sites of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, has grown into a global movement of solidarity with Standing Rock. Earthjustice is representing the Tribe in their legal challenges against the pipeline.

June 22, 2017 | Article

Saving Northern Maine’s Economic Gem

: Local business owner Matthew Polstein is fighting the threatened repeal of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument because the new monument has already ramped up tourism and bolstered the regional economy.

June 21, 2017 | Article

Scott Pruitt's Deadly Delays

Scott Pruitt is delaying key rules that protect our health and environment. For every delay, lives are lost.

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