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The Fable of the Wolf
 
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Wolves once roamed the United States before decades of unregulated slaughter wiped them out. It wasn’t until they were missing that people began to recognize the crucial role wolves play in maintaining the health of the natural world. The gray wolf was one of the first to be protected by the Endangered Species Act. Its re-introduction in the northern Rockies restored a balance in the ecosystem. Now those protections are under attack in Congress. Join The Pack to take action and learn more about the plight of wolves. Visit: earthjustice.org/howl Take Action: https://secure.earthjustice.org/site/SPageNavigator/P2A_WolfDelisting_Governor "The Fable of the Wolf" was illustrated by the award-winning, Athens-based artist Daniel Egnéus. Narration by San Francisco Bay Area actress Leah Russo.
Views: 74664 Earthjustice
Little Blue - A Broken Promise
 
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12/19/2014 Update :The EPA coal ash regulation has been released. It is a first step, but It does not go far enough to protect communities. Click here for details. http://earthjustice.org/news/press/2014/epa-s-first-ever-coal-ash-rule-leaves-communities-to-protect-themselves A small community was promised a recreational dream. Instead they got a toxic nightmare. Watch their battle against coal ash, a toxic waste that is polluting hundreds of similar communities across America. You can take action and tell the EPA to regulate this waste by clicking here - http://earthjustice.org/coalash music by Will Bangs - http://willbangs.com/ archival photos of Little Blue courtesy - mark a. thomas www.sorabji.com
Views: 257356 Earthjustice
Fracking: Things Find a Way
 
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Things always find a way to happen ... A pen leaking. Your shoelace coming untied. Toxic chemicals in your drinking water. What?! Watch this video to learn how the more oil and gas companies frack, the more trouble is finding ways to happen.
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Growing Change
 
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Take action for healthy food and healthy workers - https://secure.earthjustice.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=1838&s_subsrc=video Jim Cochran arrived at work before dawn. He walked out into the strawberry fields. As the sun rose and light hit the field, he began to smell chemicals. His eyes watered. His head spun. He started to shake. He had just walked into a field that had been sprayed with pesticides. An acre of conventional strawberries is covered with 300 pounds of pesticides, 1,100 percent more than the average food crop. As he recovered from the effects of the spray he knew that he had to help the industry change. Jim Cochran helped invent the organic strawberry industry. After pioneering and profiting from a healthier crop, he turned his attention to the health of his workers. He became the first organic farmer in American to unionize his workforce when he signed a contract with the United Farm Workers of America. His workers make three times the national average for strawberry work, have health care, vacation pay and an employee owned stock plan. Jim Cochran uses his business to fight for healthy food and healthy workers. Earthjustice fights in court for these same principles. Our staff and court cases recently removed pesticides from the shelf and helped create stronger worker protections for farm workers. Click here to take action and join the fight for healthy food and healthy workers - https://secure.earthjustice.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=1838&s_subsrc=video
Views: 47905 Earthjustice
Grizzlies saved his life
 
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Doug Peacock returned from the Vietnam War and couldn't shake the experience. He went to the wilderness for comfort and being in the wild among the great bear helped end his flashbacks. The bears brought Doug into the present, and from then on, he has spent his life documenting and advocating for them. "Those bears saved my life," Doug said. "Now it's payback time." When the Trump administration removed the grizzly bear from the endangered species list, Peacock knew that the courts could be a place to fight for the great bears and that Earthjustice could help. He is a declarant in their case to restore Endangered Species Act protections for grizzlies. The week, Earthjustice heads to court to fight for the return of Endangered Species Act protections and to stop the Sept. 1 trophy hunt of Yellowstone’s grizzly bears.
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Because the Earth Needs a Good Lawyer
 
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With more than one hundred of the country's top environmental lawyers on staff, Earthjustice is uniquely prepared to defend against attacks on our environment and our health where it counts most: in court. We are the legal backbone for thousands of public-interest organizations, large and small. Join our fight: https://earthjustice.org/donate Earthjustice holds those who break our nation's laws accountable for their actions, as we continue to fight for a safer, healthier and just future for all.
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180 Seconds of Coal Ash Problems
 
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Take Action Now - http://earthjustice.org/coalashaction Every year power plants generate 140 million tons of coal ash, enough to fill a train stretching from the North Pole to the South Pole. It contains chemicals like arsenic, mercury and lead. It can cause cancer and developmental problems. It poisons fish and wildlife in rivers and lakes. In some places the ash is dumped into uncovered pits. In others it sits behind leaky dams. It poisons the air. It destroys the water. And the corporate polluters responsible, they claim that cleaning up this toxic mess would hurt their profits But in 2008, when that dam broke, something changed. Nearly half a million people asked the EPA for stronger protections. Thousands of citizens attended public meetings. Local and national environmental and public health groups got involved. We brought the coal industry face to face with the people they were hurting. Those people are America, and America spoke with one voice. "Clean Up Coal Ash!" But that was then and this is now. Four years later there are still no federal protections. Right now some senators want to pass a bill that will prevent the EPA from ever regulating coal ash. They want to ignore the disaster in Tennessee and avoid deadlines to clean up this toxic waste all across America. But we can't let polluter profits triumph over public health. We have to do something to clean up this mess. So call your senators. Send this email. And share this video with your friends right now. Together we can clean up this toxic mess. But we have to take action now.
Views: 35614 Earthjustice
Re-Born to be Re-Wild
 
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For more than a decade Earthjustice has been fighting to protect bison in and around Yellowstone National Park. Now as the bison are returning to the ranges of Northeast Montana, we are continuing to fight for this magnificent creature on Indian reservations.
Views: 24859 Earthjustice
Coral and Parrotfish - A Love Story
 
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Go diving with Earthjustice attorney, Andrea Treece, as she explores the role parrotfish play in protecting Caribbean coral. Learn how Earthjustice is using the power of law to protect the ocean: http://earthjustice.org/oceans
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This is How Asthma Feels
 
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Take Action for Clean Air - http://asthmafeelslike.org/ People who suffer from asthma often say an attack feels like breathing through a pool of water or like a pillow is covering their face. In the United States, asthma is a bona fide public health epidemic: 17 million adults and 7 million children suffer from the disease. In thousands of severe cases, people die. Environmental triggers, like ozone pollution, known as smog, can exacerbate asthma. In this video, asthma patients and experts describe what the disease feels like and what contributes to it. The Clean Air Act gives us all the legal right to breathe clean, healthy air. There is overwhelming evidence that the current health standard for ozone pollution endangers lives and leaves people with asthma and other respiratory disease vulnerable. Tell the Obama administration to stand strong against polluters and protect our right to breathe. Click here to help clean our air - https://secure.earthjustice.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=1645
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A Hero Doesn't Get Used To This
 
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Click here to be a hero - http://earthjustice.org/mymtrstory When he watched mountaintop removal mining raze the mountain all around his home and family's land on Kayford Mountain in West Virginia, Larry Gibson became one of the country's first people to speak out against this extreme and egregiously irresponsible mining practice. He has been inspiring people to fight against the unjust practice ever since. He has started a foundation, saved land, been in documentary movies, spoken at thousands of community meetings and shown thousands of people the destruction of mountaintop removal first hand by opening his property up visitors. To learn more about this incredible man click here - http://earthjustice.org/mountain-heroes/larry-gibson
Views: 5309 Earthjustice
After 150 Years - Water Returns to Maui Streams
 
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After 150 Years, Maui’s Streams are flowing again! Private corporations diverted Maui’s streams for more than 150 years. Recently they agreed to finally restore water flows, and on Oct. 14, 2014. The water came back to Maui – courtesy of amazing citizen activism and an Earthjustice campaign. Video footage provided by The Office of Hawaiian Affairs
Views: 9256 Earthjustice
Navy Sonar & Whales
 
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Navy sonar harms whales and dolphins. Check out this video and hear what it sounds like, and see what it does to these marine mammals. Earthjustice is working to get the Navy to use their sonar in places where it won't harm whales and dolphins. For more information, go to http://www.earthjustice.org/sonar Please keep your comments civil.
Views: 64331 Earthjustice
Pesticide Lake - The Poisoning of the Workers of Apopka, Florida
 
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TAKE ACTION: http://earthjustice.org/pesticides MORE STORIES: http://www.foodchainsfilm.com Every day, farmworkers across the county are exposed to a toxic brew of chemicals. One of the communities that has been impacted is Lake Apopka, Florida. This video tells their story. There is a better way to get our food from farm to table. Take action and learn more at the links above and below. Earthjustice: http://earthjustice.org/pesticides Food Chains: http://www.foodchainsfilm.com
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Finding Their Way
 
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Jen Slotterback was hiking in her favorite park when she found signs of surveying for industrial gas drilling, or fracking. She went home and told her husband Jim, and although the two had never been actively involved in the issue of gas drilling, they immediately began a campaign to save the park. The board that controlled the park was set to vote on whether to drill in the park in 11 days. The story of the Slotterback's journey of those 11 days is the subject of this film. Learn more about how you can Find Your Way to fight against fracking at http://earthjustice.org/fracking
Views: 38309 Earthjustice
Visions of the Arctic
 
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Of all the places Earthjustice works to protect, few are as iconic and misunderstood as the Arctic. At best, it conjures images of a distant, icy land sparsely inhabited by polar bears and walruses—beautiful, but removed from our everyday lives. At worst, it's a frozen wasteland devoid of life but rich in oil, a place to exploit at will. But nothing could be further from the truth. With these images, I hoped to make the general public a lot more aware of what beauty is up there and also what's at stake. Earthjustice teamed up with photographer Florian Schulz who has been doing incredible work to document the Arctic. With his images he hopes to make the general public more aware of what beauty is up there and also what's at stake. The Arctic is a thriving, diverse landscape filled with life. Here, caribou in the hundreds of thousands still embark on epic migrations across mighty rivers and coastal plains. And here, wetlands, lakes and oceans teem with life, supporting whales, polar bears, seals and waterfowl.
Views: 7045 Earthjustice
AN ILL WIND - The Secret Threat of Coal Ash
 
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See the whole project at http://www.earthjustice.org/illwind The Moapa River Indian Reservation, tribal home of the Moapa Band of Paiutes, sits about 30 miles north of Las Vegas and about 300 yards from the coal ash ponds and landfills of the Reid Gardner Power Station. Coal ash is the toxic ash and sludge left at the end of the coal burning process. It's laced with arsenic, mercury, lead and other heavy metals. It's the second largest waste stream in America and it's currently unregulated. If the conditions are just wrong, coal ash picks up from Reid Gardner and moves across the desert like a toxic sandstorm sending the local residents running for their homes. The reservation has lung, heart and thyroid disease rates that are abnormally high and the power plant is currently seeking to expand its coal ash storage capability. The film An Ill Wind tells the Paiute Indians' story. View and interactive presentation of the story at: http://www.earthjustice.org/illwind Watch the complete film at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lL49Ibc0L88 And learn more about coal ash at: http://www.earthjustice.org/coalash Many thanks to the Moapa Band of Paiutes for allowing us to tell this story and to Vinny Spotleson of the Sierra Club and Dan Galpern of the Law Offices of Charlie Tebbutt for helping with the project.
Views: 19737 Earthjustice
Dryden - The Small Town that Changed the Fracking Game
 
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Update - 12/17/2014 : Instead of caving to pressure from the oil and gas industry, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Department of Environmental Conservation has concluded that the health risks of fracking are too great, and it will not permit the controversial practice to move forward in the state. The people of Dryden and many other courageous citizens were a huge part of making this victory happen. Read more here - http://earthjustice.org/news/press/2014/earthjustice-hails-governor-andrew-cuomo-s-historic-energy-leadership Update - 06/03/2014 : A month after this video was made, New York's highest court ruled in favor of Dryden over the fracking industry in a historic win! Read more and see photos at http://ow.ly/ySHiJ) Watch the true story of a town who discovered strength in unity and turned the tables on the powerful oil & gas industry. Help us share this inspiring video with everyone you know! Visit http://earthjustice.org/advocacy-campaigns/unfracktured to learn more. Thanks to Mark Ruffalo for his wonderful narration on this film.
Views: 171217 Earthjustice
Too Wild To Drill: Journey to the Arctic Refuge in Virtual Reality
 
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The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is a cherished landscape owned by all Americans. Yet after decades of protection, the Trump administration is barreling forward with plans to open this irreplaceable wilderness to the fossil fuel industry for oil and gas drilling. These plans have been met with widespread opposition, including from indigenous Gwich’in people who rely on the caribou that migrate to the Refuge and consider the area targeted for drilling to be sacred. Too Wild to Drill, filmed with 360-degree cameras, brings you to the threatened coastal plain of the Arctic Refuge, an Arctic Gwich’in village, and the epicenter of oil and gas drilling in America’s Arctic.
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Pesticides in the Air, Kids at Risk
 
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Each year, nearly one billion pounds of pesticides are sprayed into fields and orchards around the country. As the families who live nearby can tell you, those pesticides don't always stay in the fields and orchards.
Views: 6658 Earthjustice
5 Things You Need to Know About the Border Wall
 
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Not only is President Trump's border wall a giant waste of taxpayer money, it will also harm border communities and be disastrous for wildlife and the environment. Take action to stop it - http://bit.ly/2mICqsP
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Stand Up and Join My Fight
 
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Click here to join Junior's fight - http://earthjustice.org/mymtrstory Junior Walk's path to activism was not an easy one. From living with contaminated water in his own home as a child, to being kicked out of the house for speaking out against the coal company, and being threatened by relatives and neighbors, Junior has had to muster courage at every step along the way. His courage, and his clear voice calling for change, are now inspiring people across the world to stand up against mountaintop removal. The late renowned environmentalist and climber David Brower, the namesake of an award that honored Junior, famously said, "Tough mountains build bold leaders." Junior Walk is one of the many courageous and bold leaders whom the Appalachian Mountains have built. To learn more about his incredible story click here - http://earthjustice.org/mountain-heroes/junior-walk
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Islands at Risk (Part 3) - Genetic Engineering in Hawai'i
 
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Part three of a new movie about genetic engineering in Hawai'i and how local farmers and consumers are fighting to protect their food supply. Learn more here: http://www.earthjustice.org/our_work/campaigns/biopharm_watch.html
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Stop Soot, Black Carbon, and Global Warming - Earthjustice
 
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Soot, also known as black carbon, is the second-leading cause of global warming after carbon dioxide, and it's totally preventable. We already have the technology to avoid producing it; it's just a matter of using it. For more information, go to StopSoot.org. Please keep comments civil.
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The Easiest Way to Slow Climate Change
 
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Soot, also known as black carbon, is the second-leading cause of climate change after carbon dioxide, and it's totally preventable. We already have the technology to avoid producing it; it's just a matter of using it. For more information, go to StopSoot.org
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Mindful Vineyards
 
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Some two million farmworkers grow and harvest our food each day, often working in fields sprayed with pesticides. Former farmworker Amelia Moran Ceja demonstrates that stewarding the land and your workers can be good for business. :Mindful Vineyards” features leaders and advocates from the business, labor and environmental communities, who honor the legacy of Cesar E. Chavez and call for justice in agriculture and protections from pesticides for some of most vulnerable workers in the nation. Archival photos courtesy of Mimi Plumb. For more information: http://www.mimiplumb.com/
Views: 2874 Earthjustice
Standing to Sue
 
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See more videos, photos and words from this project at - http://www.earthjustice.org/mineralking Author and historian Tom Turner tells the story of the court case that started out as a last-ditch effort to protect a mountain valley and wound up laying the foundation for modern environmental law.
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Fighting for Sea Otters
 
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Take action to protect the Endangered Species Act. http://ejus.tc/2k5cNVA Anti-environment interests in the House and Senate backed by oil and gas interests, mining companies, and other extractive industries are currently orchestrating some of the most serious threats ever posed to the Endangered Species Act. The stakes are too high to allow this to happen. It takes millions of years for species like sea otters to evolve—but if we fail to protect our incredible, diverse fellow species from man made threats, they can be lost in the blink of an eye. Earthjustice, born in the same era as the Endangered Species Act, has been at the forefront of efforts to ensure this critical statute is enforced, acting in the interest of hundreds of plants and animals to ensure their survival.
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A Line in the Sand
 
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Coal ash is the toxic waste created by coal-fired power plants and it is polluting communities all across America. This is the story of one of those places, La Belle, PA. The citizens of La Belle are currently fighting to clean up the coal ash pollution in their community. They are working together with Citizens Coal Council, Environmental Integrity Project and Public Justice. Earthjustice is fighting for srong coal ash protections for all Americans. Learn more and tell your Congressional representatives that you support a strong regulation on coal ash here - https://secure.earthjustice.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=1747
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Save Our Skins - the Polar Bear
 
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A powerful faction in the new Congress wants to gut the laws that protect a number of animals like me, the Wolf. We need your help to get the word out to Save Our Skins. To learn more visit: http://www.earthjustice.org/PolarBearSOS And for constant updates on my adventures follow me on twitter at - http://www.twitter.com/PolarBearSOS
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Fighting for Clean Air in DC
 
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117 Clean Air Ambassadors. 50 states. Four issues. One Cause: clean up our air. In May 2013, doctors, nurses, clergy, labor advocates and community activists traveled from every state to Washington D.C. to meet with their elected officials and tell their stories of why clean air is important. Phillip Bautista, a registered nurse from California, works in one of the nation's most polluted cities. Every day he sees patients struggling to breathe due to bad air quality. He was one of these ambassadors, and this is his story.
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Standing Rock speech to DAPL company
 
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In mid-November 2016, Energy Transfer Partners (the company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline) CEO Kelcy Warren told reporters “I really wish, for the Standing Rock Sioux, that they had engaged in discussions way before they did. I don’t think we would have been having this discussion if they did. We could have changed the route. It could have been done, but it’s too late.” Turns out that Kelcy is lying. The Tribe did engage in discussions, more than TWO YEARS AGO. In Sept. 2014, Energy Transfer Partners came to speak to the tribe. Tribal members told them in no uncertain terms not to build the pipeline near their reservation. At the end of the meeting. tribal elder Phyllis Young delivered a speech about the injustice of the past and present and the fight for justice that will be waged against the pipeline in the future. That was two years ago and the fight for justice is now. Listen to this speech. Be inspired.
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Meet Abigail Dillen, Earthjustice President
 
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Abigail Dillen, Earthjustice's new president, leads the nation's premier environmental law firm as it takes on the Trump administration's assault on America's environment. "We were built for this moment. The law has the power to make change," said Dillen. "Join us as we make that change."
Views: 547 Earthjustice
Save our Skins - the Salmon
 
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A powerful faction in the new Congress wants to gut the laws that protect a number of animals like me, the Salmon. We need your help to get the word out to Save Our Skins. To learn more visit: http://www.earthjustice.org/SalmonSOS And for constant updates on my adventures follow me on twitter at - http://www.twitter.com/SalmonSOS
Views: 1290 Earthjustice
Stop Seismic Testing
 
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Earthjustice is suing the federal government to prevent seismic testing in the Atlantic Ocean. The process involves the blasting of shockingly powerful seismic airguns every few seconds for hours or even days on end and can cripple or kill marine life in the search of offshore oil or gas deposits. Thumbnail Photo Courtesy of Greenpeace
Views: 3472 Earthjustice
The Right to Breathe
 
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Don't let polluters harm our health by weakening the Clean Air Act! Visit our campaign page http://earthjustice.org/right2breathe follow us on twitter #right2breathe and sign the declaration http://earthjustice.org/right2breathe/declare The Right to Breathe Declaration Clean air should be a fundamental right. Every year, many Americans young and old get sick because of air pollution. Thousands die. But our bodies don't have to be the dumping ground for dirty industries. The technology to dramatically reduce harmful air pollution is available today, and major polluters should be required to use it. Not a decade from now. Now. We will raise our voices to demand immediate action, because every American has the right to breathe.
Views: 3470 Earthjustice
Victory: Federal Court orders EPA to ban Chlorpyrifos
 
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Trump's EPA refused to ban the toxic chlorpyrifos pesticide from our food, so we took them to court and won!
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Air Watch
 
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Learn more at http://earthjustice.org/soot Tom Frantz has lived his whole life in California's Central Valley, where the small farms of his boyhood have given way to modern day mega-farms. The pollution from the farms combines with the area's other industries - oil, waste disposal, and trucking - to form some of the worst air pollution in America. It should come as no surprise that the area also has some of America's worst fine particle pollution as well. For the past decade, Tom has been documenting pollution sources with his camera. In the winter, when PM2.5 levels dramatically increase, Tom can be found taking pictures and video of big agriculture operations, industrial facilities and other major polluters. His words and pictures have led to improvements in air quality—improvements that the EPA can further increase by strengthening fine particle air pollution standards. Tom, like millions of other citizens across America, is sick of soot. It's time for the EPA to act.
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Renewable Village
 
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In order to survive a small Alaska village is showing the way to fight climate change Alexanna Salmon says her small Alaskan village of less than 70 people need the sun and the wind to survive. Diesel fuel prices are unsustainable and if transitioning to renewable energy sources is good for the environment -- great. But it is also cheaper than hauling fossil fuels by small plane or boats. So Alexanna and her small team of friends and family have applied for grants and renewable energy opportunities and have shown the rest of us how to end our addiction to fossil fuels.
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Klamath River Fish Kill 2002  (Earthjustice)
 
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More info: http://www.earthjustice.org/library/background/legacy-of-klamath-river-fish-kill.bin The news started coming in on a late September Saturday in 2002. Hundreds of salmon, maybe thousands of salmon, were floating belly-up in the lower Klamath River. The first emails were tentative, as folks in northern California wrote "we think there's a fish kill going on." By Monday, no one was using the word "think." The count of dead fish was in the thousands and rising; people said you could smell the river way before you could see it -- the stench of dead salmon hanging in the hot California air. In the end, the California Department of Fish and Game estimated the count at over 65, 000 dead fish.
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Toxic Lead Smelting Operation in La Oroya, Peru
 
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The health and environmental conditions endured by the more than 30,000 residents of La Oroya in the central Peruvian Andes represent a clear violation of the human rights to health, life, food, and a clean and healthy environment. Since 1922, a nearby multi-metal smelter, currently operated by the Doe Run Corporation of Missouri, has been contaminating the urban environment surrounding the smelter with toxic emissions. A 1999 blood evaluation conducted in La Oroya by the Ministry of Health shows that 99.1% of 346 children tested have blood-lead levels indicative of lead poisoning, and that nearly 20% of these require immediate hospitalization. Because lead inhibits neurological development, the thousands of children poisoned by the smelter will likely be impaired for life. Despite these statistics, the company and government have failed to address the root cause of the problem -- poor environmental controls at the smelter. Earthjustice and its siter organization AIDA have been fighting for the rights of these people. Learn More Here: http://www.earthjustice.org/library/features/peruvian-court-orders-relief-for-victims-of-lead-poisoning-by-us-owned-smelter.html Learn more:
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I Want To Inspire Like My Mom Did
 
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Click here to inspire other people - http://earthjustice.org/mymtrstory Many generations of Lisa Henderson's family lived in Marfork, WV. She was born there and loved it "A lttle slice of perfect paradise," she calls it. During Lisa's lifetime the town was abandoned because of pollution from nearby mountaintop removal mining. Because of this injustice, Lisa's mother Judy Bonds became one country's most ardent and outspoken advocates of environmental justice. An only child, Lisa tagged along with her mother to community meetings, protests, rallies, and public hearings to stop mountaintop removal mining. By her mother's side, Lisa learned the meaning of courage. She watched her mother, who went from waiting tables to directing the grassroots organization Coal River Mountain Watch, take the microphone and inspire neighbors to stand up for their homes, health, and well-being. Now Lisa is is carrying on her mother's work and help to inspire a growing community of people fighting to stop mountaintop removal. Learn more about her by clicking here - http://earthjustice.org/mountain-heroes/lisa-henderson
Views: 1177 Earthjustice
North Carolina Fights Back Coal Ash Pollution
 
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March 22, 2012 was World Water Day. See how North Carolina citizens came together to protect their waters from coal ash. It's no secret that coal is our dirtiest energy source. However, what many people don't know is that as coal burns, many of its most toxic elements, including heavy metals like arsenic, mercury and chromium, are concentrated in the ash that remains and the sludge that's scrubbed from smokestacks. This by-product is called coal ash. It's the second largest industrial waste stream in United States and is essentially unregulated. Learn more at http://earthjustice.org/coalash.
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Free The Snake
 
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http://earthjustice.org/salmon America is about to lose an icon. Tell the government to tear down four deadly dams and save wild salmon.
Views: 237 Earthjustice
I Couldn't Believe My Eyes...
 
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Click here to do something about this - http://earthjustice.org/mymtrstory "I hated mountaintop removal mining at first sight; I thought it was awful. You see, I grew up in these mountains, with the beauty, serenity and joy you feel inside this place. These mountains are so beautiful; I didn't want them destroyed. And I wanted my children and my grandchildren to enjoy them," says Julian Martin. "The first time I saw strip mining I couldn't believe my eyes. It stunned me so much that I stopped the car and got out. They'd taken a bulldozer and just destroyed the mountain. I couldn't understand why anybody would do that. It changed everything. The mountains went from beautiful to ugly in what seemed like no time at all." Julian Martin is the son of an underground coal miner, a former chemical engineer, retired school teacher and West Virginia's first Peace Corps Volunteer In 1999, Julian walked across the state of West Virginia with another Mountain Hero, Larry Gibson, in protest of mountaintop removal mining. He hasn't stop marching since. Learn more about his story by clicking here - http://earthjustice.org/mountain-heroes/julian-martin
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The Beginnings of Earthjustice
 
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A short film about the start of the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund, which later became Earthjustice. The history of the organization, specifically, and environmental law, generally, are discussed. Earthjustice co-founders Fred Fisher, Don Harris and Phil Berry are interviewed.
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We are the lawyers for the environment
 
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Earthjustice's 133 attorneys are fighting for a healthy environment. They represent hundreds of nonprofits and community groups for free in courtrooms across the country. They are fighting to protect public lands from extractive industries, to move us to 100 percent renewable energy and away from fossil fuels, and to keep toxic pesticides and chemicals out of our communities. As we look ahead to 2019 and the fights we’ll take on – know that your support is going to be more important than ever. Here is a brief update from a few people on the team who are leading the charge on the most critical environmental fights of our time.
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Thomas L. Friedman: The Green New Deal
 
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Earthjustice President Trip Van Noppen interviews New York Times columnist and bestselling author Thomas L. Friedman at his Washington D.C. office on environmental issues and his thoughts on the "Green New Deal.".
Views: 977 Earthjustice
Little Lobbyists for Big Change
 
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While many kids might visit Washington, D.C., on a school field trip, these students were at the nation’s capital this month to urge the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Congress to ban neurotoxic lead in the wheel weights on our cars. Their journey started in South Carolina, where the Hyperbolics, a FIRST® Lego® League robotics team, began to research real-world problems for a team science project. That seed grew into a public campaign to ban toxic lead in wheel weights.
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Flyover of Seattle Cement Kilns
 
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Two cement kilns near Seattle, WA are significant sources of mercury pollution in the area. Watch this video made using Google Earth to learn more. Click "HQ" (High Quality) for best viewing results. For more information, please go to earthjustice.org/mercury
Views: 4561 Earthjustice