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Landmark Victories

Since our founding in 1971 and with the generous investment of our supporters, Earthjustice has built a track record of success based on unparalleled legal and policy expertise and close collaboration with a diverse array of clients and coalition partners, from grassroots and community groups, to large national organizations.

Some of our recent court wins and legal advances:

June 1, 2005 | Case

Protecting Migratory Birds from the Proliferation of FCC Towers

Earthjustice filed a lawsuit to protect migratory birds from the proliferation of FCC communication towers built without environmental review. As a result, the agency must now consider the impact on birds before it approves new towers.

May 26, 2005 | Case

Fighting to Protect Otero Mesa

Earthjustice successfully blocked a plan by the Bush administration to open Otero Mesa in New Mexico to oil and gas development.

April 25, 2005 | Case

Defending the Appeals Reform Act

Earthjustice successfully fought a Bush administration regulation that sought to eliminate the right of ordinary Americans to participate in the management of their national forests.

March 30, 2005 | Case

Strengthening Protections for Our Nation's Forests

Earthjustice challenged and won two attempts by the Bush administration that sought to severally weaken environmental regulations regarding the management of the country’s national forests, watersheds and wildlife.

February 22, 2005 | Case

Defending Human Rights Threatened by Climate Change

Earthjustice petitioned the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to protect the Arctic’s Inuit people, whose human rights are violated by climate change. The case changed global dialogue about human rights by identifying it as a human rights issue.

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