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About Our Work

From the snow-capped mountains of the Sierra Nevada and the depths of Death Valley to the cropland of the Central Valley, California is a remarkably diverse state. Our California office protects the Golden State by safeguarding its air and water quality from industrial and agricultural pollution. We are also working to preserve California's public lands from rampant development and restore the environment of key regions such as the San Francisco Bay Delta.


Quick Facts

Year opened: 1971
Appeals court: Ninth Circuit
Meet our clients: Q&A with client Michael Donahoe, on protecting Lake Tahoe


Office Information

50 California Street, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 217-2000


Office Spotlight

Lake Tahoe's famed clarity has been clouded by increased human activity and urban development. But now, extensive shoreline development will be stalled by a court victory brought about by Earthjustice and our clients.  Read more.

The Latest

A coalition of fire safety and health groups, represented by Earthjustice, has intervened to support the recently updated California furniture flammability regulations, which have been challenged by the major chemical manufacturer Chemtura. Effective January 2014, the revised regulations provide stronger protections against the leading causes of furniture fires, and allow furniture manufacturers to reduce their reliance on harmful flame retardant chemicals.

New standard better protects firefighters and consumers
New rodenticide limits would protect wildlife and pets from poisoning

Earthjustice, on behalf of environmental justice and conservation groups, has filed a lawsuit against Kinder Morgan and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District to halt the shipment of highly explosive and toxic crude oil into the City of Richmond, a community already burdened by intense pollution caused by the fossil fuel industry.

Highly volatile and explosive crude on rails puts residential community at risk

Earthjustice is representing Desert Citizens Against Pollution, a group of Antelope Valley residents, in a lawsuit against the Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District over its decision to approve a large—570-megawatt—gas-fired power plant.

Last minute changes may allow for more fossil-fueled energy