Earthjustice

Earthjustice is a non-profit public interest law firm dedicated to protecting the magnificent places, natural resources, and wildlife of this earth, and to defending the right of all people to a healthy environment. We bring about far-reaching change by enforcing and strengthening environmental laws on behalf of hundreds of organizations, coalitions and communities.

Releases by this organization

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Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Earthjustice Statement on Trump Administration Record of Decision for Columbia Hydropower Operations
Today the Trump administration issued its final Record of Decision in the Columbia River System Operations National Environmental Policy Act process. The Record of Decision, issued jointly by the Army Corps, the Bureau of Reclamation, and the Bonneville Power Administration, is the agencies’ formal...
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Friday, September 25, 2020
Earthjustice Statement on Plans to Allow New Clear-Cut Logging in Tongass National Forest
The U.S. Forest Service today announced a final environmental impact statement for plans to overturn the federal Roadless Rule, a widely supported policy that closely restricts logging and roadbuilding, in Southeast Alaska’s Tongass National Forest. Undoing the rule would exempt 9.2 million acres...
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Wednesday, September 16, 2020
HHS is Withholding Health and Safety Data on Active Migrant Detention Center
Today, Earthjustice on behalf of health, immigration, and labor groups filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for violating the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) by improperly withholding requested agency records concerning the expansion of a migrant child...
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Tuesday, September 01, 2020
Tribes and Environmental Groups Sue Trump Administration to Preserve Clean Water Protections
American Indian and Alaska Native federally recognized Tribes and environmental groups, represented by Earthjustice, sued the Trump administration over its attempt to weaken clean water protections. The rule changes proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency would force states and Tribes to...
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Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Lawsuit Fights Trump Administration Plan to Open 18 Million Acres of Western Arctic to Oil and Gas Drilling
Conservation groups today sued the Trump administration over its plan to allow oil and gas drilling on 18.7 million acres on the western side of America’s wild Arctic, known as the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (Reserve). The Bureau of Land Management’s final “environmental impact statement”...
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Monday, August 24, 2020
Lawsuit Aims to Block Drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Environmental groups filed a lawsuit in federal court today challenging the Trump administration’s decision to allow oil and gas leasing in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The Bureau of Land Management’s plan for drilling in the Coastal Plain of the Arctic Refuge would cause irreparable damage...
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Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Groups File Legal Challenge to Stop “Bomb Trains”
Earthjustice filed a legal challenge today on behalf of several groups against a dangerous federal rule that would allow trains to travel the country filled with an unprecedented amount of explosive liquefied natural gas. The liquefied natural gas from just one rail tank car—without even...
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Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Judge Grants Earthjustice Permission to Intervene in Michigan Pipeline Fight
Today an administrative law judge granted Bay Mills Indian Community the right to intervene in the ongoing pipeline fight uniting Tribes, environmental groups and community members against oil giant Enbridge. The decision will allow Bay Mills to be a party in the contested case process evaluating...
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Monday, July 20, 2020
Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration’s Order to Open Public Lands to Coal Leasing
A coalition including states, conservation organizations, and the Northern Cheyenne Tribe today launched a new challenge against the Trump administration’s decision to open millions of acres of public lands for new coal leasing and mining. That 2017 decision ended an Obama-era leasing moratorium...
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Thursday, July 16, 2020
Trump Administration Unlawfully Rescinded Protections Against Methane Waste, Court Rules
In a resounding victory for taxpayers, public health, and the environment, late yesterday the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California invalidated the Trump Administration’s rollback of the Obama-era Waste Prevention Rule. This ruling means that the Waste Prevention Rule goes...
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