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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.

September 28, 2009 | Case

Promoting Clean Energy In Hawai‘i

Hawai‘i gets enough sun and wind to meet its energy needs, but has typically relied on imported oil. Earthjustice is working to promote clean energy in the islands and demonstrate for the rest of the nation a model for a clean energy future.

September 10, 2009 | Case

Stopping The Alberta Clipper Tar Sands Pipeline

Earthjustice is challenging the Alberta Clipper pipeline, which would carry to U.S. refineries up to 450,000 barrels per day of tar sands oil—one of the dirtiest fuels on Earth.

July 21, 2009 | Case

Defending U.S. Carbon Cap And Trade

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative is the first effort in the U.S. to reduce carbon emissions using a cap and trade system. An industry lawsuit against the state of New York threatens the entire program. Earthjustice is defending the program and states’ ability to proactively curb greenhouse gas emissions without mandated federal regulation.


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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.