The Latest by Jessica A. Knoblauch

Senior Staff Writer

Jessica is a former award-winning journalist. She enjoys wild places and dispensing justice, so she considers her job here to be a pretty amazing fit.

Un trabajador distribuye jugo de naranja en un estante de alimentos en Brooklyn el 14 de abril de 2020. La crisis del coronavirus está aumentando la inseguridad alimentaria.
February 10, 2021

Justice During COVID and Climate Change

As the impacts worsen from the coronavirus pandemic and climate change, longstanding injustices continue to put corporate profits over the benefit of all people. There is a more just path forward.

An aquarium collector takes fish from a reef in Hawai`i.
December 22, 2020

Hawaiʻi Scores Another Big Win in Stopping Harmful Aquarium Fishing, Protecting Reefs and Native Hawaiians

Court closes loophole that allowed industry to illegally extract over half a million marine animals from Hawai‘i reefs in the last two years.

Emigrant Peak rises above the Paradise Valley and the Yellowstone River.
December 9, 2020

Montana Supreme Court Deals Final Blow to Mining Plan Near Yellowstone

A giant gold mining project proposal near Yellowstone National Park is officially dead, and Montanans’ right to stop such unlawful projects is upheld, with far-reaching impacts.

Doug Peacock stands on the edge of the Yellowstone River in Emigrant, Montana.
July 8, 2020

Grizzlies ‘Saved His Life’ and Now He Fights To Save Theirs

Naturalist and author Doug Peacock talks about why we need to “fight like hell” to save the endangered and iconic Yellowstone grizzlies.

Earthjustice attorney David Henkin went to the Supreme Court to argue Hawaiʻi Wildlife Fund v. County of Maui.
April 23, 2020

Our Lawyer Just Got a Big Win for Clean Water at the Supreme Court

Earthjustice attorney David Henkin went to the Supreme Court to protect the right to clean water for his clients – and for all Americans. The court’s decision upholds those protections and rejects the Trump administration’s effort to blow a big hole in the Clean Water Act.

Anthony Victoria-Midence, director de comunicaciones del Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice (CCAEJ), dice que la construcción de más almacenes en el Inland Empire enfermará aún más a las personas en un área que ya está saturada de conta
April 2, 2020

Enclaustrados Por Amazon

Conforme la pandemia del COVID-19 acelera las compras online, la fuerza laboral y comunidades de almacenamiento exigen soluciones para proteger su salud y garantizar un futuro habitable.

A recent court victory halted a timber sale on Prince of Wales Island in Alaska.
March 12, 2020

Major Victory for Alaska’s Majestic Trees and for the Climate

Protecting trees, particularly old-growth trees in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest, is a win for local communities and for the climate.

A North Atlantic right whale swims with its calf.
December 9, 2019

The Surprising Climate Power Behind Whale Poop

Saving whales could be a high-impact solution to combating climate change.

Beekeeper Jeff Anderson minds his colonies in a California cherry orchard.
September 6, 2019

Beekeepers Fight the Sting of EPA’s Anti-Bee Actions

The Trump EPA approved the bee-killing pesticide sulfoxaflor. On behalf of beekeepers, Earthjustice is fighting back.

Juvenile grizzly bear in Yellowstone National Park. Grizzlies imperiled by Trump administration's ESA rollback..
August 15, 2019

Extinction Crisis Looms as Trump Attacks Endangered Species Act

Earthjustice’s Drew Caputo breaks down recent rollbacks aimed at the Endangered Species Act, and what they’ll mean for the future of our most imperiled species.