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Symbol of Environmental Mismanagement in Russia to Close
June 28th, 2013
The widely unpopular Baikal Pulp and Paper Mill will finally stop releasing toxic chemicals and other pollutants into pristine Lake Baikal, the “pearl of Siberia.” The mill's long-awaited closure comes after decades of hard advocacy work during which Pacific Environment, our local grassroots partners, and other allies championed sustainable economic alternatives like local ecotourism over harmful industrial projects.
California Coast Protected
June 13th, 2013
Pacific Environment challenges Big Oil’s dirty projects all across the Pacific—from California to Alaska and the Russian Far East. It turns out that even Big Oil's supposed clean-up plans are dirty. The “dispersants” they use during an oil spill disaster are toxic to people and wildlife. So we went to court, and as a result of our lawsuit the federal government must now analyze the effects of these dangerous chemicals on endangered wildlife in California waters.
Russian Indigenous Organization Allowed to Operate Again
March 14th, 2013
Russia’s Ministry of Justice lifted the suspension of Russia’s leading indigenous organization, RAIPON.
Shell Abandons Arctic Drilling in 2013
February 28th, 2013
After a series of failures and near-disasters in 2012, Shell will not drill for oil off the coast of Alaska in 2013.
Victory in the Arctic!
September 21st, 2012
Shell announced that it is canceling its 2012 Arctic drilling program.
Federal Regulators Revoke Jordan Cove LNG Permit
April 19th, 2012
Community and environmental activists in southern Oregon who have for years battled the Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas project now have reason to celebrate. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission revoked the project’s permit and made it much harder to receive a new one—a move that will protect Oregon communities, rivers, and forests and help the U.S. transition from dirty fossil fuels to clean energy.
Shark Fin Ban in California
January 25th, 2011
California is now the fourth state in the United States to ban the trade, sale, and possession of shark fins in an effort to combat the global shark fin trade, which scientists estimate kills between 26 million and 73 million sharks a year.