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October 16, 2012 | Case

Challenging Fracking in California

Earthjustice sued the state of California to ensure that it thoroughly evaluates the risks that fracking poses to public health and the California environment.

April 5, 2012 | Case

Fighting for Federal Regulation of Coal Ash

Earthjustice is suing the federal government to adopt federal protections for coal ash, which contains toxic chemicals like arsenic, mercury and lead, is dumped into unlined and unmonitored pits and landfills every day, threatening drinking water supplies, aquatic life and public health.

June 14, 2011 | Case

Preventing Another Oil Spill Disaster In The Gulf Of Mexico

While fallout continues from BP’s catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the federal government is prepared to let another oil giant into deepwaters with an inadequate safety plan. Earthjustice is suing to stop the dangerous drilling from going forward.

April 6, 2011 | Case

Cleaning Up the Four Corners Coal-Fired Power Plant

Earthjustice is working to clean up a major coal-fired power polluter on Navajo land that has neglected to install pollution control measures, despite numerous modifications at the plant that legally require the plant’s operator to do so.

April 6, 2011 | Case

Fighting Federal Funding For A Massive Mississippi Coal Plant

Earthjustice is challenging the federal government’s investment of hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars in an “advanced” coal project that in reality will lead to more of the same environmental damage created by existing coal plants.

January 19, 2011 | Case

Challenging The Otter Creek Coal Mine

Earthjustice is challenging Montana’s decision to lease state land for what could become one of the largest coal mines in America, a dangerous course of action that will contribute dramatically to climate change.

January 18, 2011 | Case

Challenging A Pennsylvania Pipeline

Earthjustice challenged a fast-tracked pipeline project in Pennsylvania’s Endless Mountains, which killed more than 200,000 mature trees and tore up 600 acres of forest on private landowners’ properties.

December 14, 2010 | Case

Stopping Coal Exports In Washington State

Coal use in the U.S. is dropping, but coal companies are attempting to export their dirty ways to Asia, via proposed terminals in the Pacific Northwest. Earthjustice is working to prevent its export, which will reduce global warming and protect public health.


About Earthjustice

Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health, to preserve magnificent places and wildlife, to advance clean energy, and to combat climate change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.