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The Latest On: Climate Change

June 23, 2010 | Feature

About Black Carbon

Black carbon casts a deadly shadow worldwide, from the sprawl of Los Angeles, to the slums of Mumbai, to the Arctic ice that sustains polar bears and other wildlife. But quick action to cut black carbon can slow Arctic melting, fight global warming and save lives.

June 4, 2010 | Feature

Florida Coal Plant Victory Leads to Renewable Power

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.

August 19, 2008 | Case

Protecting the Pikas

Earthjustice challenged decisions made by both state and federal regulators to deny petitions to list the American pika as a threatened species.

October 29, 2005 | Case

Challenging Mexican Border Power Plants

Earthjustice challenged permits granted by the Bush administration that approved the import of electricity generated at power plants in Mexico into the United States, even though the plants did not comply with relevant U.S. laws and regulations.

February 22, 2005 | Case

Defending Human Rights Threatened by Climate Change

Earthjustice petitioned the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to protect the Arctic’s Inuit people, whose human rights are violated by climate change. The case changed global dialogue about human rights by identifying it as a human rights issue.

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About Earthjustice

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.