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Erasing Democracy

No one voted for dirtier air and water in the last election. But politicians in Washington, D.C., are now claiming a mandate to gut commonsense safeguards that protect our communities from harm—and in the process, are erasing the very rules that make our democracy work.

What You Should Know About ...

Earthjustice guides to understanding important environmental issues, from Dakota Access to Congressional attacks on our clean air and water safeguards.

FAQ: Standing Rock Litigation

On behalf of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Earthjustice has filed a motion for summary judgment on the major legal claims in the lawsuit filed against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to prevent the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline under Lake Oahe near tribal lands.

Photos of Bears Ears

The designation of Bears Ears marks the first time in the 110-year history of the Antiquities Act that Native American tribes—the Hopi, Navajo, Ute Mountain Ute, Zuni and Ute Indian tribes—have come together to ask a president to designate a national monument. We cannot let Bears Ears become the testing ground for dismantling the Antiquities Act. An attack on one national monument is an attack on them all. This national monument—and the more than one hundred others—are part of what make this land great.

Video

How To Love Our Food

On the food we eat, how it gets to our plates, and what we can do to make our food production healthier for ourselves and for the planet. In conversation with Mark Bittman, Peter Lehner of Earthjustice, and Marcia DeLonge of Union of Concerned Scientists.

Growing Change

They told Jim Cochran no one cared about healthy food and healthy workers. He decided to prove them wrong. This is his story.

A Line In The Sand

Coal ash is the toxic waste created by coal-fired power plants. It is polluting communities all across America. This is the story of one of those places: La Belle, Pennsylvania.

About Earthjustice

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