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Mineral King: The Foundation of Modern Environmental Law
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Moments before a massive hail storm hits Lost Canyon Creek. The storm sent us scrambling, camera gear in hand, to the safety of a crevice beneath a large boulder. We were fine there until water started collecting on the underside of the boulder, dripping down into the cramped space where we sheltered.

Photo: Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice

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By The River
Rivers across the country provide sustenance to wildlife and human communities alike. Today, many are threatened.
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By The Lake
The serene beauty of a mountain lake is undeniably special. But even these refuges are suffering—from development, wind-drifted pollution, climate change and more.
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On The Mountain
Mountain ecosystems are some of the first places experiencing the impacts of climate change. Earthjustice is working to protect these ecosystems and combat the change.
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In The Forest
When we saved the forests of Mineral King, we started a trend for Earthjustice. Earthjustice has been saving forests for decades, achieving many significant victories.
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Beneath The Sky
The silhouette of wild places should be traced by the slope of hills and mountains and the reach of trees and shrubs—not by clearcuts, drilling rigs and industrial development.
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On The Trail
Whether we hike, climb, cave or raft the wild reaches, we must do so in a way that minimizes our impact to the ecosystem.
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The forging of law and nature that saved Mineral King Valley and created Earthjustice.

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Atop The King Of Wild Places

One summer, Sam Edmondson and Chris Jordan-Bloch backpacked through Mineral King. This is their story.

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