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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Monday, August 24, 2020
Lawsuit Aims to Block Drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Environmental groups filed a lawsuit in federal court today challenging the Trump administration’s decision to allow oil and gas leasing in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The Bureau of Land Management’s plan for drilling in the Coastal Plain of the Arctic Refuge would cause irreparable damage...
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Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Groups File Legal Challenge to Stop “Bomb Trains”
Earthjustice filed a legal challenge today on behalf of several groups against a dangerous federal rule that would allow trains to travel the country filled with an unprecedented amount of explosive liquefied natural gas. The liquefied natural gas from just one rail tank car—without even...
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Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Judge Grants Earthjustice Permission to Intervene in Michigan Pipeline Fight
Today an administrative law judge granted Bay Mills Indian Community the right to intervene in the ongoing pipeline fight uniting Tribes, environmental groups and community members against oil giant Enbridge. The decision will allow Bay Mills to be a party in the contested case process evaluating...
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Monday, July 20, 2020
Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration’s Order to Open Public Lands to Coal Leasing
A coalition including states, conservation organizations, and the Northern Cheyenne Tribe today launched a new challenge against the Trump administration’s decision to open millions of acres of public lands for new coal leasing and mining. That 2017 decision ended an Obama-era leasing moratorium...
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Thursday, July 16, 2020
Trump Administration Unlawfully Rescinded Protections Against Methane Waste, Court Rules
In a resounding victory for taxpayers, public health, and the environment, late yesterday the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California invalidated the Trump Administration’s rollback of the Obama-era Waste Prevention Rule. This ruling means that the Waste Prevention Rule goes...
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Wednesday, July 08, 2020
9th Circuit Upholds Endangered Species Protections for Yellowstone Grizzlies
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals today upheld the Montana District Court’s opinion that reinstated Endangered Species Act protections for the Yellowstone region’s grizzly bear population. The decision spares the grizzlies from plans for trophy hunts in the states of Wyoming and Idaho. Earthjustice...
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Monday, July 06, 2020
Judge Orders Dakota Access Pipeline to Shut Down
Owners of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) must halt operations while the government conducts a full-fledged analysis examining the risk DAPL poses to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, a federal judge ruled today. The court decision delivered a hard-fought victory to the Tribe, which has been engaged...
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Monday, June 22, 2020
Earthjustice Statement on Final Court Decision in Klamath River Water Rights Case
The U.S. Supreme Court today refused to hear a case brought by Klamath Basin irrigators, Baley v. United States, settling for good the question of whether reduced water deliveries to Klamath Basin agricultural producers in 2001 constituted a “taking” of private property under the Fifth Amendment. “...
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Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Court Strikes Down Trump Administration’s Sage-grouse Directive, Canceling Hundreds of Oil and Gas Leases
On Friday, the U.S. District Court in Montana struck down the basis for the Trump administration’s massive oil and gas leasing plans on more than a million acres of public lands in key habitat for sage-grouse, an iconic bird species of the Western United States. The Trump administration attempted...
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Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Earthjustice: The Trump Administration’s Assault on Public Protections Is a Handout to Corporate Special Interests
The White House is ordering federal agencies to seek out public protections to roll back, change, or eliminate while in the middle of a global respiratory pandemic that’s killed over 90,000 people in the United States and forced over 35 million people into unemployment. Abigail Dillen, President of...
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