Earthjustice

Earthjustice is a non-profit public interest law firm dedicated to protecting the magnificent places, natural resources, and wildlife of this earth, and to defending the right of all people to a healthy environment. We bring about far-reaching change by enforcing and strengthening environmental laws on behalf of hundreds of organizations, coalitions and communities.

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Thursday, November 11, 2010
Halliburton Bucks EPA Request for Chemicals Used in Controversial Drilling Technique
Officials at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that Halliburton has refused to disclose the water-polluting chemicals it uses in a controversial gas drilling technique currently under investigation by the agency. The technique, known as hydraulic fracturing, is a process in which drillers blast millions of gallons of chemically-treated water into the earth to extract the gas from underground deposits.
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Monday, November 01, 2010
Washington Supreme Court Rejects Citizen Challenge to Law Favoring Sprawl
The Washington State Supreme Court today upheld a controversial water law that will likely encourage sprawl and water speculation. The ruling also strongly suggested the high court justices will entertain specific challenges if people claim to be individually harmed.
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Friday, October 29, 2010
Groups Press Federal Regulators for Thorough Review of PA Gas Pipeline
Dozens of groups throughout Pennsylvania and New York are calling on federal regulators to thoroughly review a proposed pipeline that would cut through portions of northeastern Pennsylvania. The 39-mile pipeline, known as the MARC I Hub Line Project, is proposed by the Central New York Oil and Gas Company. It would run through Bradford, Sullivan, and Lycoming Counties in Pennsylvania, cutting through mountains and watersheds, disturbing some 591 acres and leaving 236 acres permanently altered.
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Friday, October 29, 2010
Court Rules Army Violated Makua Settlement Agreements
Today, U.S. District Chief Judge Susan Oki Mollway ruled that the Army failed to give the community crucial information on how military training at Mäkua Military Reservation on O‘ahu could damage Native Hawaiian cultural sites and contaminate marine resources on which area residents rely for subsistence.
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Thursday, October 21, 2010
Communities Face Unacceptable Dangers from Chrome Plating Facilities
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today issued a notice of its proposed decision not to update the emission standards for chromium electroplating plants, an action that poses significant threats to the health of people who live near such facilities.
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Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Everglades Land Deal Closes Important Step to Store and Treat Everglades Water
The South Florida Water Management District today closed on the initial River of Grass land acquisition with U.S. Sugar. The deal will set aside nearly 27,000 acres of former Everglades land, now used for agriculture, for restoration and water quality improvements in the Everglades. The deal originally encompassed more than 180,000 acres but was downsized because of the economic downturn. However, the deal leaves open the possibility of the District acquiring the remaining 153,000 acres in the future.
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Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Feds Rush Incomplete Environmental Review of Oil and Gas Drilling in Arctic Ocean
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Alaska office, formerly the Minerals Management Service, today released a draft supplemental environmental impact statement for offshore oil and gas Lease Sale 193 in the Chukchi Sea in America’s Arctic Ocean. The statement comes just two months after a federal judge tossed out the Bush-era environmental impact statement and on the same day Department of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced plans to lift the moratorium on offshore oil drilling.
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Wednesday, October 13, 2010
How Toxic are Oil Dispersants? Groups Press EPA to Find Out Before Next Spill
Gulf coast shrimpers and affected community groups from Alaska to Louisiana to Florida pressed the federal government today to better regulate dispersants -- the chemicals that oil companies routinely use to break up oil slicks on water – before these chemicals are used in future spill cleanups.
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Wednesday, October 06, 2010
Consumers To Get Household Cleaner Chemical Info, But Questions of How and When Remain
New York State is set to begin enforcing the state’s household cleaner ingredient right-to-know law - the only one of its kind in the country.
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Monday, October 04, 2010
Earthjustice Calls On US to Address Ship Pollution
The non profit, environmental law firm Earthjustice called on the American government to unilaterally strengthen regulations governing climate change pollution from ships. The call comes after a meeting of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) failed to make significant progress in its attempts to agree upon climate protection measures.
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