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Trump Rollback of Climate Policies Is a Historic Move Toward Catastrophe

President Donald Trump issued an executive order curtailing numerous climate initiatives put in place by the Obama administration and instead expanding the use of fossil fuels.

Americans waste $875 billion each year on fossil fuels even though the sun and wind can provide our energy for free. Burning fossil fuels also kills tens of thousands of Americans and causes millions more illnesses each year. If Trump truly wanted to “make America great again,” he would embark on a rapid transition to 100 percent renewable energy. That effort would be strikingly inexpensive and would pay for itself many times over in short order, saving American families almost $1 trillion in energy costs and $600 billion in health costs each year. Instead, Trump is trying to lock American families into forking over more cash to his fossil-fuel cronies.

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Defending The Atlantic’s Only Marine National Park From Commercial Fishing

Earthjustice, representing the Center for Biological Diversity and Naturalist Zack Klyver, files motion to defend the designation of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument

Earthjustice — representing the Center for Biological Diversity and Zack Klyver, Head Naturalist for the Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company — along with the Natural Resources Defense Council and Conservation Law Foundation filed a Motion to Intervene in a case brought by the Pacific Legal Foundation. On March 7, 2017, the Foundation brought the case on behalf of several commercial fishing organizations to challenge President Obama's designation of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument under the Antiquities Act in September 2016. 

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SAFE Warns of Anti-Competitive State-Level AV Legislation

“The consequence of the SAVE Act would be to crush competition”

Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE) is calling attention to dangerous state-level legislation that would restrict the development of autonomous vehicle (AV) technology.

“The advent of potentially revolutionary advances in energy security promised by AV technology is being threatened by efforts to erect barriers to competition and predetermine winners and losers. SAFE warns the Safe Autonomous Vehicle Act will serve as an attack on AV innovations that are so crucial to improving the nation’s energy security and economic growth,” remarked SAFE’s President and CEO Robbie Diamond.

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Groups Tell Court EPA Failed to Fulfill Civil Rights Obligations

Earthjustice and Yale Law School’s Environmental Justice Clinic, at the U.S. District Court in Oakland, filed a motion for summary judgment calling on the federal court to decide that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency failed to fulfill its legal obligation to enforce civil rights laws.
 
The motion was filed on behalf of five organizations and an individual that filed civil rights complaints with the EPA that languished before the agency for more than 10 years, and in some cases 20 years, well beyond the legal deadline to complete its investigation and issue preliminary findings.

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