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RECORD NUMBER: 224 OF 477
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Justice on earth : Earthjustice and the people it has served /|
|Publisher||Earthjustice ; Distributed by Chelsea Green Pub. Co.,|
|Subjects||Environmental law--United States. ; Nature conservation--United States.|
|Additional Subjects||Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund.|
|Collation||223 p. : col. ill., maps ; 31 cm.|
Includes bibliographical references (p. 218-219) and index.
Foreword: The court of last resort / Bill McKibben -- Environmental law in the twenty-first century -- The case of the spring in the road -- No nukes in Claiborne Parish -- Return of the windward waters -- Making the Garcia safe for salmon -- Of robber barons, gators, and greed -- The battle for the last big trees -- A tale of two rivers -- Timber reform in the Tongass -- The trouble with trade -- Afterword: Closing the courthouse doors / Vawter Parker -- Appendices: Citations to cases mentioned -- Earthjustice trustees, clients, and officers. "Earthjustice has represented thousands of clients in court, from Native American tribes to hunters and fishermen, from the Maine Lobsterman's Association to the Gray Wolf Committee of Idaho, from People Against Chlordane (New York) to the Hana Community Association of Hawaiái, from Friends of the Sea Otter (California) to Friends of the Horsepasture (North Carolina). This book details a handful of important cases Earthjustice has pursued in the last decade - a time in which its focus has shifted slightly from preserving pristine landscapes to restoring damaged ones, and to working on behalf of communities threatened by environmental harm." "One chapter recounts a monumental crusade to stop a mining giant from reopening an old, bleeding gold mine on the border of Yellowstone National Park. Another describes efforts to heal a California river ravaged by logging and road building. In Washington, D.C., Earthjustice lawyers banded with groups in the poorer southeast neighborhoods to block massive unnecessary development along the Anacostia River. In rural northern Louisiana, it helped two tiny African-American communities stop a uranium processing plant from being built nearly on top of them. And from Hawaiái comes news of a campaign to restore water stolen from Windward Oáahu and piped eastward to grow sugar, wreaking havoc on native Hawaiian communities nearly a century ago." "The stories are illustrated by photographs from leading nature and wildlife photographers such as Robert Glenn Ketchum, Galen Rowell, and Carr Clifton, as well as documentary images of the places, people, and activities portrayed. Graceful and accurate watercolor maps orient the reader in each chapter."--BOOK JACKET.