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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.

April 18, 2013 | Case

Stopping Crude Oil Shipping Terminals In Grays Harbor

Earthjustice represents the Quinault Indian Nation in a lawsuit that challenges proposed crude oil terminals in Grays Harbor, WA, which if approved, would pose grave risks from oil spills and increased crude oil unit trains and marine vessel traffic.

April 1, 2013 | Press Release

Protections Retained for Threatened Seabird

Earthjustice defended the marbled murrelet in the Pacific Northwest from a proposal to delist the seabird as a threatened species and open up its old-growth-forest nesting habitat to development.