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Landmark Victories

May 1, 2013 | Case

Suing City of Rochelle, GA, Over Decades of Sewage Dumping

In Rochelle, Georgia, environmental injustices abound as the city government continues to discharge the city’s raw sewage onto the properties of African-American citizens. Earthjustice is suing the city under the Clean Water Act to stop the unpermitted discharges of raw sewage.

April 23, 2013 | Press Release

Heritage Fish Regain Access to Spawning Habitat

A new law that takes effect today will remove a blockade across a U.S.-Canadian border river erected nearly two decades ago that prevented alewives (river herring) from returning to their historic spawning habitat. The impediment (now understood as an ecological mistake) was established in 1995 at the request of sport fishing guides, who accused river herring of competing with them for smallmouth bass.