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Challenge to West Virginia mines will affect dozens of pending mining permits in Appalachia
The primary zone of the California Delta is truly the heart of the state. This western watershed for the Sierra Nevada mountains is home to a multitude of wildlife and family farms, it also provides drinking water to millions of Californians. A recent proposal to allow 162 units of housing within this zone at Clarksburg was successfully challenged by Earthjustice and a coalition of local residents.
Federal court says Army Corps violated Act by letting mine kill Alaska lake
Ruling recognizes public interests in public rivers and streams and rejects irrigators' breach of contract claims

Brick and clay manufacturers produce some of the worst air pollution in our nation. Now the EPA must follow the law and make this industry clean up its act.

Federal court strikes down the previous "do nothing" red snapper plan.
Court vacates weak approach to limit toxic pollution from brick and tile makers
Palisades Wilderness Study Area protected from ten-fold increase in recreational helicopter skiing

Permits for timber sales in the Rogue River Basin were based on "arbitrary and capricious" statements, and not scientific fact.

FWS must monitor logging impacts on threatened and endangered species
"Good News" says Nobel-nominee Sheila Watt-Cloutier
Grass burning sends unhealthy levels of smoke, soot into homes and communities

One of the dirtiest rivers in the nation finally has a chance to recover from years of pollution.

One of the nation's most polluted rivers will finally see cleaner waters

Earthjustice attorneys in our Tallahassee office sued the South Florida Water Management District in federal court to stop polluting Lake Okeechobee .The water district, backed by industrial sugar producers, the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, argued that the Clean Water Act did not apply to this pollution pumping. However in December 2006 the court ruled against them. The court found that the water district had repeatedly violated the law by polluting Lake Okeechobee.