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“DEQ got it right on the law and did the right thing for Montana by acting to enforce the state's bad actor law against Hecla and its CEO,” Earthjustice attorney Katherine O'Brien said Wednesday via email. “Holding individuals like Baker accountable when the companies they lead run out on their cleanup bill ...
"We commend the court for recognizing that this important pesticide safeguard is needed to prevent injury to farmworkers and the public,” said Stacey Geis, Earthjustice managing attorney. “This ruling puts EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on notice that the courts are going to be scrutinizing any rule that ...

Conservation groups like Earthjustice, which requested that the state enforce its bad actor laws against Baker, see the decision as a major victory. For years, activists have challenged the proposed mining operations, saying its environmental impacts will seriously damage the health and welfare of Montana ...
Other environmental advocacy organizations, including EarthJustice, a nonprofit environmental law firm, also have weighed in with either opposition or concerns. At least one of the parcels is less than a mile from the Dunes Park and Preserve eastern boundary and others are less than 5 miles from the ...
The tribe and conservation groups are represented by the public-interest law firms Earthjustice and Western Mining Action Project. “This is an attack on the Grand Canyon region, which is bad enough,” said Ted Zukoski, an Earthjustice attorney representing the Havasupai Tribe and conservation groups.
But the court's order keeps the door open and affirms that we are a country of laws; the President gets no exception,” said Erik Grafe, an attorney with Earthjustice representing the plaintiffs. “We now look forward to demonstrating to the court that President Trump violated the law and the constitution in ...

Some tree species also struggle to survive when smog levels get too high, says Seth Johnson, a staff attorney with the environmental advocacy nonprofit Earthjustice. “They don't grow as well as they did. Some of them will have their leaves blacken, which is a blight.” Other Western cities such as Los ...
President Trump has released his 2019 budget proposal, and when it comes to environmental policy, it's full of bad ideas. The proposal he sent to Congress on Feb. 12 threatens our health, safety and economic future through major cuts to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), essential ...
“The court's ruling recognizes the serious threat this pipeline poses to the Atchafalaya Basin, one of our country's ecological and cultural crown jewels,” said Jan Hasselman, attorney from Earthjustice, which represented the environmental groups in court. “For now, at least, the Atchafalaya is safe from this ...
Earthjustice attorney Jan Hasselman said the 5th Circuit's ruling will be a "very important decision." "If they get the stay, construction could be completed before the appeal is resolved," he said. The company said the work stoppage will cost it up to $500,000 per day in construction-related expenses and $6 ...
The Arrowhead landfill near Uniontown, a predominantly black community in Alabama, became a dump for coal ash waste. Credit: Chris Jordan Bloch/Earthjustice. Black residents of rural Alabama have lost a civil rights claim involving a toxic coal-ash landfill that they blame for asthma, nerve damage and ...
Alarmingly high levels of radioactivity have been found in the groundwater at Duke Energy Facilities, and Asheville's Lake Julian plant is listed as the worst. That information was compiled by the environmental group Earthjustice based on Duke's monitoring for the EPA. It said recently released data shows levels of radium in ...
According to Earthjustice, which analyzed Duke Energy's results, there were "startlingly high levels of radioactivity at 11 out of 18 plants." And the environmental advocacy group also says Duke appears to have taken steps to obscure the findings by not summarizing its groundwater monitoring results in a ...
Toxic substances including arsenic may be leaking from unlined pits and contaminating groundwater at hundreds of coal ash storage facilities nationwide, according to an analysis by the environmental law organization Earthjustice. The analysis, an initial review of recently released data from 14 power ...
Earthjustice represents several of the Conservation and Tribal Citizen Groups that filed the lawsuit challenging BLM's illegal suspension of the Rule: Sierra Club, Fort Berthold Protectors of Water & Earth Rights, The Wilderness Society, Western Organization of Resource Councils and Natural Resources ...
The Obama administration rule would have required utilities to begin testing water near coal ash facilities for contamination this year, Earthjustice ... Earthjustice estimates there are more than 1,400 coal ash sites in the United States and at least 200 of them are "known to have contaminated water sources." ...
This exciting victory follows in a string of fossil fuel projects to be canned across the Pacific Northwest, Earthjustice, a non-profit environmental law organization notes. With the help of Earthjustice, activists were able to successfully reject multiple attempts for big oil to set up in the lush, green region.

Marissa Knodel is an associate legislative counsel with the Policy & Legislation team at Earthjustice in Washington. Four days into the new year, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke unveiled a plan to open more than 90 percent of federal offshore waters to new oil and gas development, affecting virtually every ...
Earthjustice attorney Paul Achitoff said in a statement, “EPA's disregard of both the law and the welfare of endangered whooping cranes, gray wolves, Indiana bats, and hundreds of other species at risk of extinction is unconscionable. That the EPA would indulge in this kind of recklessness and junk science ...
Members of Congress have introduced more than 50 bills over the past year that would make it extremely difficult or impossible for people to seek justice in a court of law, according to an in-depth analysis by the Earthjustice, a nonprofit environmental law organization. The proposed bills are targeting laws ...
But Talen's cleanup plan appears to leave several tasks undone, said Jenny Harbine, EarthJustice attorney based in Bozeman. The cleanup planning has been underway for years. “It's time for DEQ to step up and require effective cleanup as soon as possible,” Harbine said. EarthJustice, the Montana ...
In one of the suits, the environmental law organization Earthjustice and the plaintiffs it represents argued that the Trump administration had violated the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) by failing to consider how the greenhouse gas emissions from burning the fossil fuels from the Arctic tracts might ...
According to information released by the environmental law firm Earthjustice, the county tried to argue that the discharge of pollution from the facility's wells did not require Clean Water Act permits because the pollutants did not flow directly into the Pacific Ocean, but indirectly through groundwater. “Both the ...
Earthjustice is a nonprofit environmental law organization working with Prairie Rivers Network. In a press conference Wednesday morning, Earthjustice attorney Jenny Cassel said Dynegy has 60 days to respond before they seek further legal action. In its letter, Earthjustice writes the Old East Ash Pond, the ...
While the Corps of Engineers required the oil and gas companies plant trees to mitigate the damage to wetlands, those trees will be planted 55 miles to the north and are not the same types that will be sacrificed to make way for Bayou Bridge, Earthjustice attorney Jan Hasselman said. No one has explained ...
Toxic substances including arsenic may be leaking from unlined pits and contaminating groundwater at hundreds of coal ash storage facilities nationwide, according to an analysis by the environmental law organization Earthjustice. The analysis, an initial review of recently released data from 14 power ...
Earthjustice is a California-based non-profit law organization that represented the Native American Havasupai Tribe living around Grand Canyon National Park and a coalition of conservation groups to defend the ban in court. But unfortunately, the court rejected the group's challenge to the Canyon Mine, ...
Heidi McIntosh, Earthjustice managing attorney, laid it out: “Moments (after the proclamations were issued), on behalf of a broad coalition, we filed our lawsuit against this disastrous decision. The president is once again overstepping his authority. His order violates the law and the Constitution.... We will not ...
#Former Earthjustice President Vawter “Buck” Parker, a Hood River resident, has returned to the organization where he worked for 35 years to serve as a member of its board of trustees. #“I always felt passionate about the work that Earthjustice does, but with attacks on the environment coming from the ...
Earthjustice attorney Seth Johnson had this to say, “We cannot stand by as an executive official flagrantly flouts the law. It's dangerous and corrosive. More than half the people in the United States live in a county where EPA has yet to say if air quality meets the strengthened standard. Everyone deserves to ...
"Cadiz, Inc. is just another corporation looking to profit by selling off an irreplaceable public resource," said Greg Loarie, an attorney at Earthjustice who is representing the groups filing suit. "The Trump administration would love to give Cadiz a free pass around our environmental laws, but we're not going to ...
... EPA is again turning its back on public health and safety and siding with the polluters,” Lisa Evans, Earthjustice senior administrative counsel ...
WASHINGTON - Today the Senate Energy and Natural Resources committee approved a budget reconciliation proposal by Sen.
Donnell “Trip” Van Noppen is planning to step down as president of Earthjustice, the largest nonprofit environmental law organization in the ...
... a victory for people breathing nonetheless,” said Adrian Martinez, an attorney for the environmental nonprofit Earthjustice, which filed the suit.
According to a statement from Earthjustice, which is representing the tribe, Aquila Resources has three of the four permits it needs for the ...
Keshena, Wis. - Today, the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin (“Tribe”), represented by Earthjustice, gave legal notice of intent to pursue ...
Linking the two groups is crucial for long-term viability of the Yellowstone population, conservation groups such as Earthjustice say. “Hats off to ...
The greens, led by Earthjustice, accuse the Interior Department, its Bureau of ... an attorney with Earthjustice, said in a late Thursday statement.
Earthjustice is representing the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, Natural Resources Defense Council, The Wilderness Society, Grand ...
Earthjustice is representing the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, Natural Resources Defense Council, The Wilderness Society, Grand ...
Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect ...
WASHINGTON - Earthjustice, along with eleven other environmental organizations, yesterday filed comments against a proposal by the ...
... impacts and ultimately exacerbate climate disruption. For decades, Earthjustice has fought to protect these treasured public lands.
Sierra Club, represented by Earthjustice, vowed to appeal the Commission's August decision granting $204 million annual payments from ...
... plant – one of the dirtiest in the country – will finally be closing its doors for good,” said Shannon Fisk, Managing Attorney at Earthjustice.
As co-counsel for Sierra Club, Earthjustice is part of the legal team defending the Clean Power Plan against lawsuits brought by fossil fuel ...
Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country.
To prevent approval, the Wishtoyo Chumash Foundation, a Native-led environmental nonprofit, in partnership with Earthjustice has intervened. Wishtoyo and Earthjustice are working to ensure the animals, plants and people who depend on Utom are represented throughout the review process. Utom is ...
Earthjustice said it filed the lawsuit on behalf of the Association of Irritated Residents, Center for Biological Diversity and Sierra Club.


 

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