Earthjustice challenged a permit issued to the Navy for training activities that harm marine mammals. The challenge was successful. The Navy is now working out ways to conduct the training without harming wildlife.
The Bureau of Land Management, Juab County, the state of Utah and conservation groups represented by Earthjustice were able to reach an agreement on the roads proposed in wilderness areas of western Utah that strike a balance preserving both wilderness values and motorized use.
Two massive coal utilities sought a multi-billion dollar set of new transmission lines to carry dirty power to consumers. Earthjustice fought back and succeeded in stopping the unnecessary, costly and environmentally dangerous project.
In a vote last night, the Nevada Assembly approved SB123, a landmark bill that shifts the state away from coal-fired power. The bill closes Reid Gardner, directs NV Energy to eliminate 800 megawatts of coal-fired power generation from its portfolio, and mandates 350 megawatts of renewable energy development.
Sulfur dioxide (SO2) pollution is extremely dangerous—just five minutes of exposure can lead to breathing problems, lung disease and heart attacks. An Earthjustice lawsuit yielded the first-ever SO2 controls for one of the worst polluters in the nation, a victory for the health of local residents and a national precedent that will influence coal plant cleanup across the country.