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The Earthjustice team sends greetings from Colorado, in 2018.

About Us

We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.

Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit public interest 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.

Palila (Loxioides bailleui) in Waimea, Hawaii.
The most powerful tool for change is the law.

Behind nearly every major environmental win, you’ll find Earthjustice.

Our legal work has saved irreplaceable wildlands, cleaned up the air we breathe, and fueled the rise of 100% clean energy. It has protected countless species on the brink of extinction, and secured long-overdue, historic limits on our nation’s worst polluting industries. When we go to court, we get results. And we’re able to do this with the generous support of people like you. See 50 landmark cases.

A few of the more than one hundred Earthjustice attorneys.
We have the most experienced environmental legal team in the world.

Our 150+ full-time lawyers rank among the nation’s foremost legal strategists for the environment.

Including legal and research analysts, policy experts, staff scientists, and more, our team leverages unparalleled legal expertise — from our nation’s highest court, to our local public utility commissions. Our work is supported and guided by our Board of Trustees and the Earthjustice Council.

Map of Earthjustice's offices.
We go to where the fight is.

Our deep roots in key regions across the nation keep us connected to the people we serve and the places we protect.

Drilling in Alaska. Toxic algae blooms in Florida. Leaking coal ash ponds in Illinois. Oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico. With 14 offices, we are on the ground, fighting for issues that matter in local communities — and achieving results that resonate on a national scale.

Earthjustice attorneys and clients.
We represent our clients for free.

We serve hundreds of public-interest clients, providing top-tier legal representation in their fight for justice.

From widely recognized organizations to one-stoplight communities, our clients have one thing in common: They stand on the frontlines of the fight for a healthy environment for all.

Students at Sacajawea Elementary presented a check to Earthjustice for pollution prevention. Students connected with their families, friends, and neighbors in search of idle pennies for a good cause: to support a non-profit that helps prevent pollution. E
We are committed to responsible fiscal management.

We hold ourselves to the highest standards of good governance.

As a 501(c)3 nonprofit, we respect each and every gift from the tens of thousands of individual donors and the foundations who invest in us to build a better future. The nation’s chief watchdog groups for charitable organizations annually recognize our commitment to transparency and efficiency, including Charity Navigator, which has awarded us their top rating for more than a decade.

Photos from Earthjustice's "Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion" plans.
Justice, partnership, inclusion, and excellence define us.

Inside and outside the courtroom, our core values guide us in every aspect of our work.

Achieving greater diversity, equity, and inclusion in everything we do is inextricably linked to our mission to protect our planet and defend the rights of all people to a healthy environment.

Earthjustice was created to fight — and win — for our planet in court

These next years are critical in the fight against the climate crisis.

Never before has our work been more important — and we want you by our side.