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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.

November 12, 2010 | Case

Challenging The Desert Rock Coal Plant

Earthjustice successfully challenged the EPA’s approval of a massive new coal plant on Navajo land in New Mexico that would be one of the worst polluters in the nation if built.

September 2, 2010 | Case

Stopping A Texas Air Quality Violator

A Texas coal plant that ranks among the dirtiest in the nation accumulated 50,000 air pollution violations in five years without any repercussion. Earthjustice filed suit to stop this incredible and dangerous violation of the law.

August 16, 2010 | Case

Upholding EPA’s Global Warming Endangerment Finding

The Environmental Protection Agency has determined that human activities are driving climate change, which poses a major threat to our planet. This finding has been unsuccessfully challenged by the fossil fuel industry and its allies. Earthjustice helped defend the EPA’s finding to ensure that climate progress is not reversed.

June 3, 2010 | Case

Challenging Offshore Oil Drilling In The Gulf Of Mexico

The federal government is illegally doling out deepwater drilling permits to big oil companies without requiring them to submit plans that detail how they would respond to a major spill. Earthjustice is fighting this negligent practice in federal court.

December 18, 2009 | Case

Challenging The Last Planned Coal Plant In Florida

An Earthjustice lawsuit successfully stopped the last planned new coal plant in Florida—sparing the local community from air pollution and preventing a new source of global warming pollution from taking root.


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