Subscribe to Earthjustice
   Please leave this field empty

Victories

Finalizes FOIA lawsuit settlement after months of government stalling
NRC staff ordered to analyze non-nuclear technologies, alternate sites
Court settlement calls for EPA to set emission standards for 28 industries
Earthjustice was born amid the national passion that marked the first Earth Day in 1970 and launched the modern environmental movement. Since then, mostly through legal efforts, we've scored hundreds of victories on behalf of the environment. Here are 40 of our proudest accomplishments.
Polluter industries continue to wage baseless attacks on EPA's global warming finding
Agency to propose new standards that bar unethical and unscientific research
Next step: Corps should end the destructive dumping of mining waste in our nation's waters
In crucial vote, Senate refuses to give big polluters a bailout
Agency announcement represents 180-degree turn from previous administration
In 2007, Earthjustice successfully opposed Florida Power and Light's proposal to build what would have been America's largest coal-fired power plant. Two years later, the utility announced plans to harness a different kind of energy: solar.

Important protections for the nation's most-endangered wildlife, such as the grizzly bear, salmon and manatee, were restored when the Obama administration repealed an eleventh-hour Bush rule allowing federal agencies to skip consulting with wildlife experts on many federal projects.

A controversial oil and gas lease sale pushed by the Bush administration has been halted.
Mineral King—the Sierra "birthplace" of Earthjustice and of environmental law—is one of many wild places across the nation that were granted wilderness status on March 25 by Congress, freeing them from the threat of degradation by development.
The Rogue River in Oregon is running free for the first time in 88 years—thanks to Earthjustice. Attorney Mike Sherwood tells how this dam removal is just part of the larger effort to restore salmon and steelhead runs throughout the West Coast.