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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:

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.

January 1, 2005 | Case

Protecting Viable Wildlife Populations

Earthjustice successfully challenged the Bush administration’s efforts to gut a law that requires the Forest Service to maintain viable populations of wildlife species in national forests.

September 28, 2004 | Case

Challenging Weak Plywood Plant Standards

Earthjustice challenged the EPA’s weak air pollution standards for plywood plants, a major source of greenhouse gas emission and other toxic pollutants.

June 18, 2004 | Case

Protecting Utah’s Wild Lands

Earthjustice beat back an attempt by the Bush Bureau of Land Management and the state of Utah to open permanently open vast tracts of wilderness-quality lands in Utah to development and to strip the government of its ability to protect these pristine areas.

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