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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Wednesday, February 06, 2019
First Climate Hearings of 116th Congress Show Climate Change Isn't a Hoax in the U.S. House Anymore
Today, two key committees with jurisdiction over federal climate change policy held their first hearings of the 116 th Congress. The Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change of the Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing entitled “Time for Action: Addressing the Environmental and...
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Monday, February 04, 2019
Earthjustice Statement on Nomination of David Bernhardt
Today President Trump announced his nomination of Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt to lead the Department of Interior. Bernhardt has served as acting Secretary following the departure of former Secretary Ryan Zinke. The Department of the Interior is essential for directing the...
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Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Interior Department Attempts to Ram Through Rules Change Stifling Public Information Requests
The U.S. Department of the Interior advanced a proposal to restrict Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests from the public in a clear attempt to benefit dirty energy and anti-public lands industry lobbyists and their allies seeking to extract policy changes from the Trump administration...
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Thursday, January 24, 2019
Atchafalaya Advocates Ask Federal Judge to Block Bayou Pipeline as Floodwaters Rise
Energy Transfer Partners, the oil giant behind the hotly contested Bayou Bridge Pipeline, is actively harming wetlands in Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Basin by continuing pipeline construction during flood season. Environmental watchdogs, represented by the nonprofit law firm Earthjustice, have asked a...
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Monday, January 14, 2019
Shutdown Causes Major Damage to Threatened Joshua Trees in Iconic National Park
Following the irresponsible decision to keep national parks open without adequate staff during the federal government shutdown, vandals felled iconic Joshua trees to gain entry to the Joshua Tree National Park for off-roading late last week. The government shutdown, which became the longest in U.S...
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Friday, January 11, 2019
Advancing on Wheeler Nomination during Shutdown “Slap in the Face” to Families Hurt by Government Closures
The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee intends to proceed to nomination hearings for Andrew Wheeler, acting head of EPA and President Trump’s pick to lead the agency, next week. The move comes as hundreds of thousands of federal workers, including virtually all of EPA’s staff, will miss...
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Wednesday, January 09, 2019
Earthjustice Statement on Nomination of Andrew Wheeler to Head Environmental Protection Agency
President Donald Trump announced the nomination of Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler to head the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today, despite the fact that hundreds of thousands of federal workers remain in a state of uncertainty weeks into a federal government shutdown. The following...
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Friday, December 21, 2018
Vote NO on President Trump's "Useless, Dangerous, and Hateful" Border Wall
Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives continued debate on a proposed continuing resolution funding President Trump's border wall on Thursday, legislation widely expected to fail in one or both chambers of Congress due to a lack of support. The following is a statement from Raul Garcia, a...
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Friday, December 21, 2018
Bureau of Land Management Threatens America’s Most Visited Wilderness Area with Mining Operations
The Bureau of Land Management proposed today to open a pristine watershed next to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northern Minnesota to mining operations. The proposal represents a dire threat to an area encompassing 18 hiking trails and 1,200 miles of canoe routes bordering Canada...
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Thursday, December 13, 2018
EPA Slams Door to Justice on Historic Black Community
Yesterday, leaders of a historic Black community in Tallassee, Alabama denounced the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for closing a civil rights complaint filed in 2017 against the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) in the face of clear evidence, acknowledged by EPA, that...
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