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Landmark Victories

April 14, 2014 | Feature

A Year of Victories: 2013

Earthjustice marked another highly successful year in 2013, winning a broad variety of court victories that resulted in significant protections for the environment and human health. We would like to share five of our top accomplishments with you in recognition of the key role our supporters play in helping us achieve these victories. We couldn’t do it without you.
January 22, 2014 | Blog Post

Getting It Right for the Arctic Ocean

Thanks to long-running Earthjustice litigation on behalf of Alaska Native and conservation groups, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ordered the Department of the Interior to reconsider its decision to issue millions of acres of oil leases to companies like Shell and ConocoPhillips in the Chukchi Sea. In response, the government has suspended drilling there pending the review.

January 22, 2014 | Press Release

Court Denies Offshore Oil Lease Sale in America’s Arctic

Today, the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that the Department of the Interior violated the law when it sold offshore oil and gas leases in the Chukchi Sea off the coast of Alaska. The decision stems from a lawsuit filed by a coalition of Alaska Native and conservation groups.

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