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Landmark Victories

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.

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.

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