A gold medal rests on a pile of books. (discpicture / Shutterstock) Nationwide

From the Arctic seas to the farmlands of the lower 48, Earthjustice work made strong advances in the last month:

Shell Oil abandons plans to drill this summer in America’s Arctic Ocean.
The EPA finally sets a date this year for rules regulating poisonous coal ash.
Obsolete standards for protecting farmworkers from pesticides will be revised.
A court decree may ultimately quell toxic pollution from oil refineries.