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Earth Island Journal

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Award-winning environmental reporting, commentary, and analysis

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In the dry Patagonian desert, penguins are contending with an unexpected impact of climate change: rain.

The Way of the Canoe
For many generations, canoes have allowed us to engage intimately with the environment.

Where to Travel in 2018
By “voting with our wings” – choosing our destinations well and cultivating our roles as citizen diplomats – we can change the world for the better.

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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

Celebrating 25 Years of Environmental Education!

Coyote Killing Contests on the Agenda in New Mexico ~ Vote on Resolution Set for March 5

Vermont House approves coyote contest ban

URGENT: H.636 - Vermont Bill to Ban Coyote Killing Contests Needs Your Support NOW!

Cape Cod coyote-hunting contest spurs protests

KILLING GAMES ~ Wildlife In The Crosshairs selected as Best Short / 1st Place by Animal Film Festival

Kevin Anderson Speaks

Canadian court rejects disclosure of Malaysian political family’s financial records

Little Hoover Committee Report Ignores Best Available Science in Favor of Logging

Can red wolves be saved again?

Flawed Fee Analysis Diverts Fur-trapping Costs to California Taxpayers

Update and Action to Support the US Shark Fin Elimination Act

Natural Pesticides Recipes for Gardens

Sarawak activists to attend Toronto court hearing on Taib finances

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