For the Record: The Earthjustice Newsletter
Top Stories in August
Behind nearly every major environmental win of the last 50 years, you will find Earthjustice. We have demonstrated time and again that we can create systemic change through the power of the law, and we are continuing to work toward a thriving, equitable, and climate-resilient world, leaving no one behind. Here is a look at the future that Earthjustice is fighting for. Read more.
Due to more than three decades of sustained community pressure and Earthjustice litigation, D.C.’s Anacostia River is finally recovering from decades of pollution. Learn about how we can protect our water and communities with dedicated activism and dogged legal work. Read More.
We’ve been the lawyers for the environmental movement for 50 years. And on Earthjustice’s 50th anniversary, we’re determined to fight another 50 years — and more — to protect the planet and its people. As the planet heats up and the biodiversity crisis deepens, there’s never been a more urgent time to get involved. And what better way to do so than to learn from the frontlines of climate activism. Read More.
A 25-foot totem pole hand-carved from a centuries-old cedar tree arrived in Washington, D.C., with a message from Indigenous leaders and their allies urging President Biden to protect Indigenous sacred sites from extraction and destruction. Read More.
PFAS, a chemical used to make nonstick cookware, regularly leaches into our groundwater and is found in the body of nearly every person in the United States. Washington State’s plans to burn firefighting foam laced with PFAS were put on hold after Earthjustice and partners intervened to protect the health of communities surrounding the incinerators. Read more.