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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Thursday, January 09, 2020
Trump Administration Launches Attack on Nation’s First Environmental Law
The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) plans to release a sweeping proposal to rewrite the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to benefit big polluters and corporate special interests. The National Environmental Policy Act grew out of decades of determined activism on the part...
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Thursday, December 19, 2019
Trump’s EPA Revoked Chemical Disaster Prevention Rules. Now Groups Are Suing
Today, a coalition of thirteen organizations represented by Earthjustice sued the Trump administration for the unlawful gutting of the Chemical Disaster Rule, a suite of disaster prevention measures developed by the Environmental Protection Agency in the wake of several deadly explosions and major...
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Wednesday, December 04, 2019
Earthjustice and National Butterfly Center Urge U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to Shut Down Illegal Private Border Wall Construction in Texas
This morning, the environmental law group Earthjustice, on behalf of the National Butterfly Center, released a letter to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that asserts that We Build the Wall, Inc. flouted a request from the International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC). The letter urges the Corps...
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Thursday, November 21, 2019
Trump EPA Tries Again to Kill Chemical Disaster Prevention Rules
Today, Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency released a final rule overturning major parts of the Chemical Disaster Rule, a suite of disaster prevention measures developed by EPA in the wake of several explosions and major chemical releases during the Bush and Obama years. Advocates across the...
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Thursday, November 21, 2019
Hundreds of Documents Released Detailing Plans to Build Migrant Detention Facilities at Contaminated Fort Bliss Site
Today, Earthjustice, along with its partners Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, GreenLatinos, Hispanic Federation, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, National Hispanic Medical Association, and Southwest Environmental Center, is releasing hundreds of internal federal documents on the...
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Monday, November 18, 2019
Conservationists Intervene in Ludicrous Effort to Dam the Little Colorado River Half a Mile from the Grand Canyon
Today a coalition of conservation organizations sought intervention and opposed preliminary permits for a series of new dams and reservoirs on the Little Colorado River just a few thousand feet from the Grand Canyon. Earthjustice is representing Save the Colorado, the Grand Canyon Trust, the Sierra...
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Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Trump Administration Paves Way for Old-growth Clearcutting in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest
The Trump administration today announced plans to gut long-standing protections against logging and road-building in the Tongass National Forest, a cherished old-growth temperate rainforest in Southeast Alaska and homelands of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian people. A coalition that includes...
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Friday, September 13, 2019
D.C. Circuit Rules EPA’s Failure to Protect People From Cross-State Air Pollution is Illegal
In a major victory for public health, the D.C Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that EPA is illegally failing to control ozone pollution – smog – that travels across state lines and contributes to unhealthy air in downwind states. Today’s ruling requires EPA to secure clean air by reducing the...
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Thursday, September 12, 2019
Trump’s EPA Eviscerates the Clean Water Rule
Today, Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency announced its repeal of the Clean Water Rule, which is part of a multi-rule rollback effort by the Trump administration that ignores science and law in an attempt to ease regulations for polluters. Repealing the Clean Water Rule without any valid...
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Friday, September 06, 2019
Trump’s EPA Said This Bee-killing Insecticide Is Safe, Now Beekeepers Are Suing
Today, beekeepers, represented by Earthjustice, sued Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for allowing sulfoxaflor, a bee-killing pesticide linked to a nation-wide honeybee die-off, back on the market. The lawsuit comes as beekeepers around the country lost over 40 percent of their...
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