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This Women’s History Month, we want to acknowledge and celebrate women who are making history while protecting the environment. Each of the leaders we’ve highlighted is a pioneer for a healthier and more just world. Through the legal cases they take part in, these women are at the forefront of battles for racial equality, the conservation of sacred lands, and food and water free of harmful pollution.  

Grizzly 399 and three of her cubs walk down Pilgrim Creek Road in Grand Teton National Park.

This spring, as wildflowers bloom and snowy mountain peaks thaw, a 400-pound matriarch of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is expected to emerge from her den. With any luck, a fresh batch of cubs will accompany her, marking another successful year in one of the greatest conservation success stories ever told.

Grand Canyon

When the U.S. Forest Service last week rejected an Italian investment group’s plan for a sprawling development near the south rim of the Grand Canyon, it was a rare victory for the natural world over the relentless onslaught of tract houses, beauty spas, parking lots and shopping malls. Here are six reasons to celebrate Earthjustice’s victory for Grand Canyon National Park and the delicate landscapes that surround it:

Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Fairbanks Alaska

Every year, the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race brings people together to cheer on mushers and their dog teams as they complete the arduous, 1,000-mile journey from Anchorage to Nome. The 2016 race roster includes entrants from Alaska, the lower 48 states, Canada, the UK, Norway and Sweden, and their styles and viewpoints are about as eclectic as they are.

Oil from the BP spill on the beach in Gulf Shores, Ala., on June 12, 2010.

When a polluting corporation wrecks the environment, we all want them to fix what they’ve broken, right? But using cleanup fine money to build a new beachfront hotel? We don’t think so.

A federal judge doesn’t think so either. Earthjustice recently won a victory in the U.S. Southern District of Alabama in a lawsuit we co-filed with Gulf Restoration Network against a group of Alabama and federal agencies.

Solar panels

Today, Earthjustice attorneys were in the Florida Supreme Court arguing a case that could determine the future of solar energy in the state.

You’d think that growing solar power would be a no-brainer in a place with the nickname “the Sunshine State.” But the fact is, our utilities profit from the status quo, which depends on an outdated electric distribution model: building more power plants and fossil-fuel infrastructure.

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