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Landmark Victories

Since our founding in 1971 and with the generous investment of our supporters, Earthjustice has built a track record of success based on unparalleled legal and policy expertise and close collaboration with a diverse array of clients and coalition partners, from grassroots and community groups, to large national organizations.

Some of our recent court wins and legal advances:

November 9, 2005 | Case

Preventing Imports of Genetically Engineered Algae to Hawaii

The State of Hawai'i's Board of Agriculture approved a permit to allow the importation of algae that had never been introduced outside of the laboratory on the Kona coast of the Big Island. Earthjustice sued, and the Court has ordered that the Board's approval without a review of potential environmental impacts of the project was invalid.

November 9, 2005 | Case

Challenging The Honolulu Irradiator

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved a proposal for a nuclear irradiator in Honolulu National Airport. Earthjustice successfully challenged the approval, and in 2012 the facility was moved to a safe location.

November 9, 2005 | Case

Stream and Wetland Protection Rule

Industry groups challenged a rule issued by the Army Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency, designed to protect rivers, streams, wetlands and other waters from destructive discharges of dredged material. Earthjustice intervened to oppose the industry challenge. In February 2008, the dismissed the appeal by the industry groups.

July 1, 2005 | Case

Power Plant Threat in Yellowstone

Earthjustice successfully challenged a proposal for a large new power plant in central Montana that would have polluted Yellowstone National Park and surrounding areas.

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