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Leave No Worker Behind
Will the just transition movement survive mainstream adoption?

Learning from Death
Roadkill can help us understand more about creatures great and small.

Big Soda’s Sneaky Tactic Undermining Democracy
Faced with mounting pushback against sugar-sweetened beverages, Big Soda is turning to preemption bills to thwart community organizing.

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Statement on Trump Administration’s Decision to Expand Offshore Drilling

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Jan 4, 2018 – The Trump administration has just announced that it would open up vast new stretches of federal waters for offshore oil and gas drilling off the Arctic, Pacific and Atlantic coasts.

The Interior Department's newly proposed five-year outer continental shelf plan – which would offer 47 areas off America’s coastline for lease by oil and gas companies from 2019 to 2024 – is the largest expansion of offshore oil and gas drilling in US history and puts our ocean resources, wildlife, and coastal communities at risk of large spills.

Earth Island Executive Director David Phillips issued the following statement in response to the announcement:

“President Trump is beginning an all-out assault on marine ecosystems and all the whales, fish, and other wildlife that depend on them. It’s all part of his willingness to trash the environment and let the fossil fuel industry do whatever they want. To all those who have fought for decades to protect the precious environment of our outer continental shelf, it is time to stand up and stop this dangerous plan.”

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Earth Island Advocates

We now have a legal arm – Earth Island Advocates – which is already working closely with several Earth Island projects to advance their work through advocacy and litigation. Additionally, Advocates is building a network of law firms and legal clinics that are willing to provide pro bono services to EII and its projects. For example, a team of associates at Fenwick & West is providing crucial legal research on wildlife killing contests to support Project Coyote's national campaign to ban these practices. And the environmental law clinics at Stanford and University of California, Irvine are working with EII, Shark Stewards, and the International Marine Mammal Project to protect our marine national monuments. Read EII General Counsel Sumona Majumdar’s testimony to the EPA on the Clean Power Plan repeal. Stay tuned for updates!

Earth Island Updates

Another California County Suspends Contract With Federal Wildlife-killing Program

Stop the Papar Dam!

Exploring the Last Shrimping Village in the Bay Area

Project Coyote Team Gathers in NM to Support Better Wildlife Stewardship

Sharktober Farallon Island Expeditions

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Conservation Matriarchs

A Student Scientist’s Guide to Building Connection and Respect for Wildlife

Help Protect Rim Fire Habitat- Please Send your Email Today!

Shasta County Suspends Contract with Wildlife-Killing Agency

Marin Voice: Let’s learn to live safely and peacefully with coyotes

How to Avoid a Great White Shark Attack

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