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.

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Friday, June 21, 2019
Earthjustice Welcomes New Director of Tribal Partnerships
Last month, Earthjustice welcomed Gussie Lord as Director of Tribal Partnerships, a new position dedicated to deepening the organization’s partnerships with tribal and Indigenous communities. Earthjustice has been privileged to represent many Tribes and tribal groups, including: Standing with the...
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Tuesday, June 18, 2019
U.S. Tribes Decry Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Approval
Today, the Canadian government formally approved the construction of the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion. This is the latest move since February, when a Canadian federal agency recommended approval of the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion, a move strongly condemned by Coast Salish Tribes and...
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Newswire article
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
U.S. Tribes Decry Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Approval
Today, the Canadian government formally approved the construction of the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion. This is the latest move since February, when a Canadian federal agency recommended approval of the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion, a move strongly condemned by Coast Salish Tribes and...
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Newswire article
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration’s Rollbacks of Offshore Drilling Safety Regs
Ten environmental groups sued the Trump administration today to challenge rollbacks of the 2016 Well Control and Blowout Preventer Rule, a safety regulation meant to prevent another blowout like what happened during the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon disaster. The coalition of both local and national...
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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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