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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Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Trump Administration Unleashes New Attack on Public Health with Harmful Methane Rollback
Today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its plan to gut climate and health protections from oil and gas sector methane emissions Public health advocates contend that the move is the latest in a series of Trump-era giveaways to major oil and gas companies. Earthjustice and its...
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Monday, September 10, 2018
The Golden State Commits to Entirely Clean Energy
California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 100 on Monday , committing the world’s fifth largest economy to 100 percent clean electricity by 2045. He also issued an executive order establishing a new target to achieve carbon neutrality. “California just signed one of the world’s most...
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Friday, August 31, 2018
Judge Grants Temporary Restraining Order Halting Grizzly Hunt
A federal judge today granted a temporary restraining order stopping Wyoming and Idaho’s planned grizzly hunt that was set to start Sept. 1 . The order grants the bears a reprieve while the judge decides whether the federal government should reinstate federal protections for the bears. “As we...
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Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Over 340 Organizations Call on Trump Administration to Abandon Rushed Rewrite of National Environmental Policy Act
More than 340 public interest organizations from across the country formally submitted comments on Friday urging the White House Council on Environmental Quality to abandon its reckless and unprecedented attempts to rewrite the implementing procedures of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA...
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Tuesday, August 14, 2018
25 Environmental, Advocacy Organizations Oppose Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh in New Letter
In anticipation of the start of hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh will begin on September 4, 25 of the nation’s leading environmental, legal, and advocacy organizations sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee announcing their opposition to Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination...
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Thursday, August 09, 2018
Court Slams EPA Failure to Protect Children and Farmworkers From Toxic Pesticide
EPA must ban a widely used organophosphate pesticide linked to brain damage in children, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today. The appellate court ordered EPA to finalize its proposed ban on chlorpyrifos based on undisputed findings that the pesticide is unsafe for public health, and...
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Wednesday, August 08, 2018
Texas Migrant Detention Centers Probed for Toxic Waste Threats
Health, labor and environmental organizations represented by Earthjustice are asking the government via expedited records request to reveal where exactly it plans to detain migrant families slated to be housed in Texas military bases known to have toxic hazards. Filed today , the Freedom of...
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Friday, August 03, 2018
Patrice Salas Pineda Joins Earthjustice Board
Earthjustice is proud to announce that Patricia Salas Pineda is joining its Board of Trustees . Pineda, the former general counsel and group vice president of Toyota North America, Inc., aims to use her experience in legal strategy, governance, communications and fundraising to help strengthen...
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Thursday, July 19, 2018
Zinke’s New Department of Interior Regulations Target Wildlife Protections
Today, Ryan Zinke’s Department of Interior (DOI) released a series of proposed changes to the way the agency interprets and carries out actions under the Endangered Species Act. Among the proposals are: Changes to the requirement that federal agencies consult with expert wildlife agencies and...
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Thursday, July 19, 2018
Earthjustice Statement on Anti-Environment Interior Appropriations Bill
Today, Earthjustice’s Vice President of Policy and Legislation Martin Hayden released the following statement in opposition to the House’s Interior and Environment Appropriations bill: “Once again, House Republican leaders have stuffed the Interior appropriations bill to the gills with devastating...
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