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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Friday, May 18, 2018
Trump Administration Reveals Plan to Revoke Health & Safety Protections from Chemical Disasters for Millions of Americans
Today, Earthjustice released the following statement from staff attorney Emma Cheuse regarding the Trump Administration’s Decision to rescind and weaken the Chemical Disaster Rule: Today, Trump’s EPA revealed a shocking plan to try to delete all accident prevention program provisions of the Jan...
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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Lawsuit Targets Pruitt for Refusing to Hold Mining Industry Accountable for Toxic Pollution Cleanups
Environmental organizations filed a lawsuit today against EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt in the D.C. Circuit, challenging his failure to hold the hard-rock mining industry financially responsible for cleaning up its toxic pollution. A proposed EPA rule would have required mining companies to...
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Public Interest Groups Challenge Trump EPA’s Attack on Car Emissions Standards
Today Earthjustice went to court to challenge an EPA decision to reject Obama-era standards that limit carbon dioxide emissions from cars and light trucks for model years 2022-25. Issued in 2012, the standards will by EPA’s own projections reduce carbon dioxide emissions by over half a billion tons...
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Thursday, May 03, 2018
Hawai‘i Legislature Approves First-of-its-Kind Chlorpyrifos State Ban
Today, Hawai‘i’s legislature approved a state ban on chlorpyrifos, a highly dangerous restricted use pesticide (RUP) widely used in industrial farming. Besides phasing out all chlorpyrifos uses by 2023, this comprehensive bill puts in place robust pesticide reporting, prohibits the use of the most...
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Thursday, April 26, 2018
Pipeline Construction Races Forward in the Atchafalaya Basin Ahead of Hearing
A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit will hear oral arguments Monday on the appeal of a decision made by U.S. District Court Judge Shelly Dick to grant a preliminary injunction to halt construction on the portion of the Bayou Bridge pipeline that crosses the...
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Thursday, April 26, 2018
Alarming “Salmon Extinction Act” Passes in U.S. House
A small group led by Republicans in Congress spearheaded a bill that passed in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday night (4/25). If the bill becomes law, it could lead to the eventual extinction of wild salmon in the Columbia and Snake rivers – iconic species in the Pacific Northwest...
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Thursday, April 19, 2018
New Analysis of EPA Proposal Reveals It Fails to Protect Children from Coal Ash Pollution and Removes Polluters' Obligation to Immediately Clean Up Spills
A new, close review of the Trump EPA’s draft plan to gut federal coal ash regulations established in 2015 reveals that it would encourage states to ignore risks to children and remove the requirement that polluters immediately clean up their coal ash spills. The analysis was done by the...
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Thursday, April 19, 2018
Trump Administration Prepares for Lease Sale in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
The Trump administration has announced the beginning of a planning process to allow for exploration and leasing in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, barreling forward with plans for destructive oil and gas drilling and disregarding the serious biological, cultural and climate impacts fossil fuel...
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Tuesday, April 17, 2018
FOIA Lawsuit Demands Information about EPA’s Plan to Gut Pesticide Protections
Farmworker Justice and Earthjustice filed a lawsuit today to force the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to turn over communications between EPA and interest groups related to the anticipated gutting of pesticide safeguards that protect farmworkers, families, and communities from toxic...
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Friday, April 13, 2018
Lawmakers Approve Bill Allowing NJ Renters, Apartment-Dwellers to Access Solar Power
Late yesterday, legislators in both the New Jersey Senate and Assembly approved clean energy legislation (S.2314/A.3723) authorizing the state’s Community Solar Energy Pilot Program that would allow New Jersey residents to participate in community solar energy projects and get a credit on their...
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