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True and lasting change happens when the power of the law is on your side.
That is why the earth needs a good lawyer.
  • Managing Attorney Deborah Goldberg gives oral arguments at the New York Court of Appeals for a case that determined the right of towns to ban oil and gas development within their borders.
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    Managing Attorney Deborah Goldberg gives oral arguments at the New York State Court of Appeals in a case determining the right of towns to ban oil and gas development within their borders. Learn more.
  • Sr. Legislative Representative Andrea Delgado (left) is embraced by Ana Alicia Torres Aguirre, a farmworker and worker safety trainer from Arizona, after meetings with the U.S. EPA on updating and strengthening the Agricultural Worker Protection Standard.
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    Sr. Legislative Representative Andrea Delgado (left) is embraced by Ana Alicia Torres Aguirre, a farmworker and worker safety trainer from Arizona, after meetings with the U.S. EPA on updating and strengthening the Agricultural Worker Protection Standard. Learn more.
  • Staff Attorney Greg Loarie examines a bee hive box with pesticide researcher Dr. Susan Kegley in Berkeley, California.
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    Staff Attorney Greg Loarie examines a bee box with pesticide researcher Dr. Susan Kegley in Berkeley, California. Loarie leads litigation targeting neonicotinoids, pesticides implicated in the widespread honeybee die-offs. Learn more.
  • Staff Attorney Isaac Moriwake (right) speaks with solar industry leader and longtime Earthjustice partner Mark Duda in Hawaiʻi’s State Capitol.
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    Staff Attorney Isaac Moriwake (right) speaks with solar industry leader and longtime Earthjustice partner Mark Duda in Hawaiʻi’s State Capitol. Learn more.
  • Senior Staff Attorney Marianne Engelman Lado (left) and client Esther Calhoun stand on  the train tracks that brought four million cubic yards of toxic coal ash to Perry County, predominantly African-American and one of the lowest-income in Alabama.
    Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice
    Sr. Staff Attorney Marianne Engelman Lado (left) and client Esther Calhoun stand on train tracks that brought toxic coal ash to Perry County, predominantly African-American and one of the lowest-income in Alabama. Learn more.
  • Staff Attorney James Pew of the Washington, D.C., office has worked for decades to enforce our legal right to breathe clean air.
    Matt Roth for Earthjustice
    Staff Attorney James Pew of the Washington, D.C., office has worked for decades to enforce our legal right to breathe clean air. Learn more.

Today’s environmental challenges are greater than ever. But we live in a country of strong environmental laws—and Earthjustice holds those who break our nation’s laws accountable for their actions.

Earthjustice is the legal backbone for more than a thousand organizations, large and small.

Behind nearly every major environmental win, you'll find Earthjustice.

As the nation’s original and largest nonprofit environmental law organization, we leverage our expertise and commitment to fight for justice and advance the promise of a healthy world for all. We represent every one of our clients free of charge.

You’re serious about making the world a better place.

So are we.

With more than a hundred attorneys in offices across the country, Earthjustice pursues three key goals to secure a just, flourishing world:

The Wild

Our nation’s laws protect our natural heritage for this and future generations. Earthjustice enforces the law to protect our irreplaceable wildlife and wild places for this and future generations.

Healthy Communities

We fight for a future where children can breathe clean air, no matter where they live; where products in our homes are free of toxic chemicals; and where all communities are safer, healthier places to live and work.

Clean Energy & A Healthy Climate

Earthjustice’s legal victories strengthen the rise of clean energy, laying the groundwork for the systemic change we must see. At stake is nothing less than our children’s—and our planet’s—future.

With the generous investment of our members, we are pursuing nearly 400 active legal cases. See the highlights.

Earthjustice’s decades of success are thanks to strong partnerships with hundreds of organizations—and hundreds of thousands of passionate supporters.

Because we believe as you do.

These are fights we cannot lose.

What You Should Know About Earthjustice

A short guide on who we are & what we do. Find out