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March 28, 2017 | Blog Post

Executive Order Takes Aim at Climate Safeguards

In a potentially devastating blow to the Earth’s climate, President Trump’s new executive order ends the Interior Department’s moratorium on coal mining on public land and begins a repeal of the landmark Clean Power Plan.

March 28, 2017 | In the News: Newsweek

Trump's Plan To Gut Obama's Climate Policies: What You Need To Know

Jenny Harbine, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: "We expect to challenge any action that allows coal leasing to resume before [an] environmental review is completed that evaluates whether the federal coal leasing program should be reformed (or scrapped altogether) in light of its significant climate impacts and failure to generate a fair return for U.S. taxpayers."

March 22, 2017 | Feature

In Conversation: Standing With Standing Rock

Earthjustice attorney Jan Hasselman, lead counsel to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in their litigation, discusses the historic legal case and what lies ahead.

March 21, 2017 | Case

Engineering an Environmental Disaster: 2,4-D Resistant Crops

2,4-D is a component of Agent Orange, the notorious defoliant manufactured by Monsanto and Dow. USDA proposes to allow farmers to plant 2,4-D resistant corn and soy wherever they please without any government oversight, and downplays any and all impacts.

March 20, 2017 | In the News: E&E News

Smaller Bears Ears Monument Could Trigger Legal Battle

Heidi McIntosh, Managing Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office, Earthjustice: "The Antiquities Act was really a one-way designation authority that allows the president to designate monuments, but it doesn't grant the president any authority to reverse the designations of his predecessors. When [the president] exercises his power, he's standing in the shoes of Congress. In the same way a president can't, on his own, mend or revoke acts of Congress, he can't go back and amend or revoke monuments, either."

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