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The Largest Manmade Earthquake in History

It’s now official. Seismologists have just announced that Saturday’s earthquake was the strongest ever felt in Oklahoma. The 5.6-magnitude quake struck early Saturday morning, rattling Pawnee, Oklahoma and the surrounding area. If this weekend’s quake is directly linked to fracking in the state – as we believe it will be – it will also go down in the record books as the largest manmade earthquake in history.

Justice for Rafael: An Update

A court has now cleared the way for a trial to finally begin, more than 7 years after Rafael Solis died while being held in the Webb County, Texas jail. Every excuse, tactic and legal argument the jailors’ attorneys have used to delay the case have now been rejected. And Rafael’s family is closer than ever to getting their day in court.

  • Anne McGinness Kearse Becomes Public Justice President

    Public Justice’s new President, Anne Kearse, began her path to becoming one of the country’s leading plaintiffs’ attorneys on the front lines of the public interest movement researching and advocating for the New York Public Interest Research Group while working on her undergraduate degree in Consumer Studies.

    Later, she worked as a litigation researcher and paralegal, first, for law firms representing school districts and building owners in litigation to remove deadly asbestos-containing products from their buildings. She then represented workers who developed deadly diseases as a result of working with these asbestos-containing products— a job that was both personally fulfilling and helped to build and hone her litigation skills.

  • New 2016-2017 Public Justice Board Members

    Public Justice’s Board of Directors is charged with helping to guide the organization’s litigation, advocacy, fundraising, communications, and operations. It is composed largely of litigators from across the United States who serve the public interest through their own innovative and diverse practices. In addition to…

  • Change Maker: Public Justice’s “Yakima Dairy” Cases

    Public Justice’s 2016 Change Maker award was presented to the team behind our “Yakima Dairy” dairy cases, which resulted in a landmark settlement announced in May 2015. As part of the settlement, four Washington State dairies agreed to implement sweeping changes in their operations following…

Public Justice Files Motion to Protect Workers at Hanford Nuclear Site from Serious Illness

Public Justice, on behalf of Hanford Challenge, UA Local 598 Plumbers and Steamfitters, and alongside WA Attorney General Bob Ferguson, has asked a federal court to compel the U.S. Department of Energy and its contractor, Washington River Protection Solutions, to provide vapor monitoring, supplied air, and other enhanced safety measures in order to protect the health of workers at the Hanford Nuclear Site in southern Washington State.