Americans living with heavy industry and toxic air pollution may finally get real protection from unacceptable health risks and environmental damage. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will soon begin new rulemakings to review and decide on any necessary updates to the emission standards.
Pesticide experiments using people as test subjects will have stricter federal rules to follow under a new agreement reached between the Environmental Protection Agency and public health groups, farm worker advocates and environmental organizations.
The Columbia-Snake River Basin is witnessing the biggest sockeye salmon returns since at least 1938. The increases in spill, won by Earthjustice attorneys, helps many more baby salmon survive their epic migrations from mountain streams to the sea where they grow to adulthood.
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.