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, November 01, 2018
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Renews Legal Challenge Against DAPL
A new chapter opened today in the legal fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline, as the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe renewed their lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers challenging its recently completed review of the pipeline’s impacts. The Tribe’s lawyers at Earthjustice today filed a...
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Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Earthjustice Condemns the President’s Attacks on Asylum Seekers and Children
Earthjustice Vice President of Policy and Legislation Martin Hayden issued the following statement regarding President Trump's recent actions and comments on immigrant families seeking asylum in the U.S. - Mexico border. “In a time when our country needs unity, compassion, and healing, President...
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Monday, October 29, 2018
Supreme Court Halts Effort to Reinstate Failed “No Otter Zone” in California
The U.S. Supreme Court today declined to review a Ninth Circuit decision that upheld the U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s termination of a failed experimental program known as the “No Otter Zone.” The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service had determined the program would harm the California sea otter by excluding...
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Friday, October 12, 2018
Earthjustice Calls for Support for Those Devastated by Hurricane Michael
Hurricane Michael, one of the most powerful storms to strike this nation, with winds reaching155 miles per hour, devastated communities in the Florida Panhandle Wednesday. At least 11 people are known to have died and that number is expected to rise. More than 1.5 million were without power...
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Monday, October 08, 2018
Federal Court Upholds Protections for Oceans and National Monuments
A federal court on Friday dismissed an industrial fishing group’s challenge to the designation of Northeast Canyons and Seamounts as a national monument, the first marine monument in the U.S. Atlantic Ocean. Earthjustice represented Zack Klyver, head naturalist at Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company in...
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Friday, September 28, 2018
Conservation Groups File Lawsuit Against Transfer of Oversight of Toxic Coal Ash Dumps from Federal Government to Oklahoma
On behalf of Sierra Club, Waterkeeper Alliance, and Local Environmental Action Demanded (“LEAD Agency”), Earthjustice filed a lawsuit against the U.S. EPA to block EPA from transferring federal oversight over disposal of toxic coal ash in Oklahoma to the state. The Oklahoma program runs directly...
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Monday, September 24, 2018
Earthjustice Statement on New Allegations of Sexual Assault Against Judge Brett Kavanaugh
Abigail Dillen, incoming president of Earthjustice, issued the following statement in response to additional revelations of alleged sexual assaults against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh over the weekend: “Victims of sexual assault across the country are watching to see whether or not...
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Monday, September 24, 2018
National Monuments Lawsuits to Stay in Washington D.C.
Today a federal judge ruled that the lawsuits to decide the fate of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments will be heard in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. This is the venue in which they were originally filed by the Native American Tribes for...
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Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Trump Administration Launches More Attacks on Public Health with Methane Rule Rollback
Today the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) largely rescinded its Waste Prevention Rule. The 2016 rule requires the oil and gas industry to use cost-effective technologies and practices to reduce venting and flaring, as well as find and fix leaks from oil and gas infrastructure on public and tribal...
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Friday, September 14, 2018
Earthjustice Statement on Devastating Hurricane Florence
The following is a statement from Abigail Dillen, Earthjustice’s incoming president and Vice President of Litigation for Climate and Energy: Our thoughts are with those who have been harmed by Hurricane Florence, including those who have been displaced and have had their lives completely disrupted...
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