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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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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Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Trump Administration’s New Rule Weakens Toxic Coal Ash Pollution Safeguards
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency signed yesterday the first rule of its two-part rulemaking to weaken the first-ever federal regulations that provide health and environmental safeguards for communities near toxic coal ash waste dumps. The rule was made public this morning. The new rule:...
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Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration’s Expansion of Gulf of Mexico Drilling
Environmental groups sued the Trump administration today for opening up more than 78 million acres of the Gulf of Mexico to offshore drilling without fully analyzing the risks to people, wildlife, and the environment. The lease sales targeted in the suit are the largest ever offered for oil and gas...
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Monday, July 16, 2018
EPA Holds Hearing on Proposed Rule that Would Weaken Role of Science in Setting Pollution and other Toxic Limits
WHAT: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Public Hearing on proposed rule that would weaken role of science in setting pollution and other toxic limits WHEN: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 ( 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. ) WHERE: Environmental Protection Agency, William Jefferson Clinton East Building, Main Floor, Room...
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Monday, July 09, 2018
Earthjustice Calls On Senate to Reject Kavanaugh for Supreme Court
The following is a statement from Earthjustice President Trip Van Noppen in response to President Trump’s nomination of U.S. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court: “Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to take Justice Kennedy’s seat on the U.S. Supreme Court jeopardizes people’s...
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Monday, June 25, 2018
Hawai‘i Utilities Commission Ends Free Ride for Hawaiian Electric on Fossil Fuel Costs
Last Friday, the Hawai‘i Public Utilities Commission (“PUC”) issued a landmark ruling requiring Hawaiian Electric Company (“HECO”), Hawai‘i’s largest electric utility, to partially share in the costs of fossil fuels it uses to generate electricity, rather than its traditional practice of passing...
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Thursday, June 21, 2018
Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration for Failing to Protect Gulf of Mexico Wildlife from Offshore Drilling
Earthjustice, on behalf of three conservation groups, sued the Trump administration today for failing to complete a legally required consultation about offshore drilling’s harms to threatened and endangered species in the Gulf of Mexico. The National Marine Fisheries Service and the U.S. Fish and...
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Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Earthjustice Condemns Inhumane Treatment of Migrant Families
The following is a statement from Earthjustice President Trip Van Noppen: “Families belong together and they certainly do not belong in cages. Earthjustice condemns the Trump administration’s inhumane policy of forcibly separating migrant children from their parents. This policy should never have...
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Friday, June 01, 2018
Trump Administration Resorts to Soviet-style Takeover of Private Energy Markets To Keep Dirty, Uneconomic Coal Plants Running
On June 1, 2018 , President Trump directed Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry to provide a new unjustified and illegal handout to coal executives. Based on a leaked memo it appears Perry will deploy a pair of archaic, World War II- and Cold War-era laws to shelter certain plants from...
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Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Farmworkers Sue Trump’s EPA for Illegally Shelving New Pesticide Training Materials
Farmworker groups represented by Earthjustice and Farmworker Justice today sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for shelving improved pesticide training materials that agricultural workers depend on to protect themselves, and their families, from chemical poisoning. EPA acknowledges...
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