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, February 19, 2019
U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Hawai`i Clean Water Act Case
In a case watched closely both by polluting industries and clean water advocates across the nation, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to take up an appeal of a Clean Water Act case out of Hawai`i concerning treated sewage flowing into the Pacific Ocean from injection wells. Last March, the 9 th U.S...
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Thursday, February 14, 2019
Earthjustice Statement on Declaration of National Emergency to Build Trump’s Border Wall
Earthjustice President Abigail Dillen released the following statement in response to reports of President Trump’s decision to declare a national emergency to build additional miles of wall at the border. As the nation’s leading environmental law firm, Earthjustice played an active role in the...
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Thursday, February 14, 2019
EPA’s Nationwide PFAS Action Plan Fails Communities
Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveiled its delayed Nationwide Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Action Plan. The plan is too little, too late, and falls short of what is needed to protect communities from a class of chemicals that are polluting drinking water and air,...
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Thursday, February 07, 2019
Earthjustice Endorses Resolution on the Green New Deal
Earthjustice President Abigail Dillen released the following statement on today’s introduction of a resolution on the Green New Deal. “Climate change is a national emergency, and we’re running out of time to prevent catastrophic consequences. We need urgent action on the scale of the Green New Deal...
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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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