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Landmark Victories

May 16, 2014 | Blog Post

Courts Demand Clean Air for Americans

Over the last few weeks, the nation’s federal courts—including the Supreme Court—have blessed Americans with four major clean air victories.

May 16, 2014 | Blog Post

Victory for Canyonlands

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a decision that prevents the state of Utah and San Juan County from turning a creek in Canyonlands National Park into a highway for off-roaders.

May 9, 2014 | Press Release

Court Upholds Colorado’s Renewable Energy Standard

A Colorado District Court judge cleared the path towards a clean energy future today when he upheld Colorado’s Renewable Energy Standard (RES).  Four conservation groups—Conservation Colorado Education Fund, Environment Colorado, Sierra Club and The Wilderness Society, all represented by Earthjustice and Western Resource Advocates—had intervened to defend the RES against a constitutional challenge from the right-wing advocacy organization Energy and Environment Legal Institut

April 30, 2014 | Blog Post

Court Demands More Smog Protection from EPA

For the second time this week, Earthjustice attorneys are celebrating a major clean air victory – this latest one dealing with our nation’s smog crisis.

April 30, 2014 | Press Release

Victory for Clean Air

In U.S. District Court late Tuesday, federal judge ruled that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has to complete an overdue review and, update the national standards controlling ozone pollution also known as smog.

April 29, 2014 | Press Release

Reversing Lower Court, Supreme Court Clears Away Key Obstacle to Major Interstate Air Pollution Safeguard

In a victory for clean air and public health, today the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a lower court decision, in which the D.C. Circuit had struck down the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's 2011 Cross-State Air Pollution Rule. The rule would prevent up to 34,000 premature deaths each year and provide up to $280 billion in health and environmental benefits by reducing pollution that crosses state lines.

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