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, May 28, 2019
Illinois House and Senate Pass Landmark Legislation to Clean up Coal Ash
Yesterday, the Illinois Legislature passed SB9, The Coal Ash Pollution Prevention Act , which now heads to the Governor’s desk. The groundbreaking bill addresses the many waste pits filled with coal ash, the toxic byproduct of burning coal, located all over the state. Illinois is now the third...
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Tuesday, May 07, 2019
Lawsuit Challenges Massive Timber Sale in Alaska National Forest
Eight conservation groups sued the U.S. Forest Service today to stop its authorization of the largest logging project in the national forest system in a generation, including thousands of acres of old-growth timber in the Tongass National Forest. Today’s lawsuit says the Forest Service is violating...
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Tuesday, May 07, 2019
Advocates Challenge EPA for Leaving Weak Clean Air Protections in Place in Eight States
On Tuesday, the Sierra Club and the Center for Biological Diversity, represented by Earthjustice, filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over the agency’s failure to increase protections in numerous communities that have dangerous levels of ozone smog. The communities at...
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Thursday, May 02, 2019
Trump Administration Expected to Weaken Post-Deepwater Horizon Offshore Drilling Safety Regs
The Trump administration is expected to issue a rule rolling back safety regulations designed to prevent another Deepwater Horizon tragedy. The Well Control and Blowout Preventer Rule, finalized under the Obama administration, requires real-time oversight of risky drilling operations and...
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Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Indiana Regulators Reject Utility’s Proposal for Massive Gas Plant
Today, regulators at the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission rejected a proposal for a new gas-fired power plant by Vectren, a CenterPoint Energy Company which is a Houston-based utility company. Vectren first proposed the plant in early 2018 to replace the bulk of its aging, inefficient coal-...
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Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Earthjustice Responds to Trump Executive Order, Urges EPA to Ensure Transparency and Public Input in Clean Water Protections
Earthjustice, leading a group of 16 conservation and community groups, sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today objecting to the Trump administration’s efforts to weaken clean water protections without public input. The letter comes in response to an executive order signed by...
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Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Trump’s EPA Sued for Leaving Workers Exposed to Deadly Chemical in Paint Strippers
On Friday, Latino workers, environmental and public health advocates, and the mothers of two young men who died from methylene chloride exposure sued the Trump administration for excluding workers from a rule banning methylene chloride from use in paint strippers . While the Environmental...
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Tuesday, April 16, 2019
South Africa: Activists in Mining Areas Harassed
Community activists in mining areas in South Africa face harassment, intimidation, and violence, the Centre for Environmental Rights, groundWork, Earthjustice, and Human Rights Watch said in a joint report and video released today. The attacks and harassment have created an atmosphere of fear for...
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Tuesday, April 02, 2019
Conservation Groups Announce Intent to Sue to Protect Atlantic Sharks, Giant Manta Rays from Lethal Longlines, Gillnets
On behalf of the Center for Biological Diversity and Defenders of Wildlife, Earthjustice today filed a notice of intent to sue the Trump administration for failing to protect oceanic whitetip sharks and giant manta rays from being killed by longlines and huge nets used by U.S. fishermen in Atlantic...
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Friday, March 15, 2019
Trump’s Methylene Chloride Rule Leaves Workers Exposed to Deadly Chemical
Today, the Environmental Protection Agency unveiled a rule that leaves workers across the United States exposed to methylene chloride, a lethal chemical used in paint strippers that has already caused dozens of worker deaths. Breaking EPA’s repeated promises to ban commercial and consumer uses of...
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