Earthjustice has been involved in legal fights to restore Florida's treasured waters for decades.
Since 1988, Earthjustice has represented a coalition of environmental groups in a federal case to clean up devastating agricultural pollution in the Everglades. We negotiated a landmark settlement agreement in 1992 that required significant Everglades restoration measures and court-enforced pollution limits. Since then we have filed lawsuits to keep pollution from agricultural operations — including industrial sugar-growing complexes — out of the Everglades.
Additionally, a complex litigation campaign by Earthjustice attorneys compelled state and federal agencies to comply with the Clean Water Act and set numeric limits for phosphorus and nitrogen pollution. The pollution results in toxic algae outbreaks that cover waterways with green slime and that can harm humans and dolphins, manatees, birds, and fish.
Our Clients & Partners include: National Parks Conservation Association, Florida Wildlife Federation, National Wildlife Federation, Audubon Society of the Everglades, Sierra Club, Defenders of Wildlife, Environmental Confederation of Southwest Florida, Conservancy of Southwest Florida, Save Our Creeks
Work by Earthjustice’s Florida Regional Office