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Fishing industry groups wanted to revive a harmful program that excluded otters from parts of their coastal habitat—but Earthjustice fought back.

California sea otters can keep swimming toward a full recovery. For the second time in two years, a federal judge has upheld the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to end a harmful “No Otter Zone” along the California coast. Fishing industry groups wanted to revive this ill-advised program, which was supposed to exclude the already threatened otters from parts of their historic range, but Earthjustice intervened in the case on behalf of the marine mammals.

Dive into the deep end with these long-form features on Earthjustice’s most groundbreaking casework.

As 2016 comes to a close, Earthjustice is looking ahead to new casework and new courtroom battles to protect wild lands, improve the health of communities across the U.S. and transition our country away from dirty fossil fuels.

But as we prepare for our 2017 docket, let’s not forget the biggest stories of the past year. Earthjustice has had a hand in events across the environmental landscape, from the battle to protect Australia’s Galilee Basin from coal mining to the fight to protect Standing Rock Sioux tribal lands from the Dakota Access pipeline.

Ghosts, ghouls and vampires can’t hold a candle to lead—a neurotoxin with the power to wreck children’s futures.

As orange leaves and chilly winds herald the arrival of Halloween, kids across the nation prepare for the big day by assembling their spookiest costumes. But amid the ghosts, ghouls and vampires, an even scarier monster may go unmentioned—toxic lead, lurking in old pipes, flaking house paint, face paint, hair dye, aviation fuel and even car wheel weights.


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