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December 7, 2017 | Legal Document

Legal Document: Conservation Groups File Lawsuit after President Trump Illegally Axed Majestic Bears Ears National Monument

Earthjustice is representing nine conservation organizations in a suit charging that the president violated the 1906 Antiquities Act and the U.S. Constitution by eviscerating the Bears Ears National Monument. The unprecedented act leaves rare archaeological sites and stunning wildlands without protection from looting, prospecting, oil and gas drilling or off-road vehicle damage. Bears Ears was decimated by more than 1 million acres. The Natural Resources Defense Council and Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance are co-plaintiffs in the case, represented by counsel from those organizations.

December 4, 2017 | Legal Document

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument: Complaint For Injunctive And Declaratory Relief

This case challenges President Donald J. Trump’s unlawful December 4, 2017 proclamation that attempts to revoke monument status and protections from roughly half of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (the Monument), which was designated in 1996 pursuant to the Antiquities Act of 1906. President Trump’s unlawful proclamation would replace the Monument in large part with three separate, significantly smaller units.

November 17, 2017 | In the News: High Country News

Fish And Wildlife Retracts Opposition To Arizona Project

Stu Gillespie, Attorney, Earthjustice: “If this type of letter is all a developer needs to do under this administration to circumvent the Endangered Species Act and the National Environmental Protection Act, there will be serious impacts to our environment that go unanalyzed and unregulated. That is a very disturbing outcome.”

November 10, 2017 | In the News: The Daily Sentinel

Stop Mine Emissions

Ted Zukoski, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: “The state of Colorado has taken a leadership role in regulating air pollution from oil and gas operations. Yet it has done nothing to regulate emissions from coal mine methane vents despite the fact that state inspectors have for years concluded those emissions violate the law. It’s long past time for those charged with protecting the air we breathe to stop finding excuses to do nothing. They need to enforce the law.”