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

Newswire article
Wednesday, November 04, 2020
Earthjustice Statement on Election Uncertainty
In this unprecedented pandemic-year election, the outcome of the U.S. presidential election is still unclear. In the face of the uncertainty over the future of the highest office in the country, Earthjustice, the nation’s premier environmental law organization, emphasizes the critical importance of...
Read more
Newswire article
Friday, October 23, 2020
Fishing, Conservation Groups Take Step to Renew Legal Challenge to Columbia-Snake Hydropower Operations
Today, Earthjustice on behalf of a coalition of fishing and conservation groups sent a 60-day notice of their intent to return to court to challenge the latest federal plan for hydropower operations on the Snake and Columbia Rivers. This would be the sixth incarnation of a long legal fight focused...
Read more
Newswire article
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Lawsuit Challenges Inadequate Federal Review of Endangered Species in Gulf of Mexico
Four conservation groups filed a lawsuit today challenging the federal government’s failure to comply with the Endangered Species Act in its assessment of the harm the offshore oil industry inflicts on endangered and threatened marine wildlife in the Gulf of Mexico. This long overdue assessment was...
Read more
Newswire article
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Groups Sue Over Weak Emission Standards for Chemical Plants Linked to Cancer
Today, 11 community, scientist, environmental, and environmental justice groups represented by Earthjustice sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over a weak national emission rule for hundreds of chemical facilities whose pollution is linked to cancer. The Miscellaneous Organic Chemical...
Read more
Newswire article
Thursday, October 08, 2020
Wildlife Advocates Plan Challenge to Decision Not to Protect Wolverines
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced it will deny protections for the rare and elusive wolverine under the Endangered Species Act, prompting a coalition of conservation groups to announce an intent to sue. “Recent scientific information makes clear that wolverines face threats from...
Read more
Newswire article
Friday, October 02, 2020
Federal Court Requires EPA to Enforce Civil Rights
Communities across the country applaud a ruling by a federal judge requiring EPA to follow the law and investigate civil rights complaints in a timely manner. The decision resulted from a lawsuit filed by community-based groups in 2015 against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency challenging...
Read more
Newswire article
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...
Read more
Newswire article
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...
Read more
Newswire article
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...
Read more
Newswire article
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...
Read more

Pages