Library Search More Search Options Looking for more? Visit Career Opportunities to join our team at Earthjustice Visit Action Alerts for ways to get involved and take action Visit Our Team to meet Earthjustice's senior leadership and program staff Press Release: Victory August 11, 2023 Court Dismisses Utah Suits, Upholds Presidential Authority to Establish National Monuments Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments remain safe Update August 11, 2023 Judge Throws Out Lawsuits Attacking Two Priceless National Monuments This win advances two goals at the heart of Earthjustice’s mission: protecting public lands and facing down the destructive threat of fossil fuels. Press Release: Victory July 18, 2023 Court Affirms Expanded Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument Second federal appeals court protects Monument and the rare and beautiful plant and animal species that live there Article April 27, 2023 A Monumental Win for Birds, Butterflies, and Other Imperiled Wildlife A legal victory means Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument will remain protected from destructive commercial logging. Press Release: Victory April 24, 2023 Appellate Court Upholds Expanded Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument Major victory for the Monument and the spectacular variety of plants, fish, and wildlife that depend on the Monument’s ecological integrity Document April 24, 2023 Court Ruling – Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument Expansion Upheld The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the expansion of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument made by President Obama in January 2017. Press Release March 20, 2023 Conservation groups granted intervention to defend Utah national monuments Tribes granted separate motion to intervene in December Document March 20, 2023 Monuments Decision on Motion to Intervene A Utah federal judge has granted a motion to intervene filed by conservation groups in defense of the Biden administration’s restoration of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments. Press Release November 22, 2022 Conservation Groups Intervene To Protect Utah Monuments, Antiquities Act Four Tribes intervened last week in lawsuits attacking Antiquities Act Document November 22, 2022 Motion to Intervene – Utah Monuments Suit Conservation groups filed a motion to intervene in two lawsuits challenging President Biden’s restoration of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments. Document November 22, 2022 Motion to Intervene – Dalton Monuments Suit Conservation groups filed a motion to intervene in two lawsuits challenging President Biden’s restoration of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments. Press Release August 24, 2022 Conservation Groups Respond to Utah Lawsuit Challenging National Monuments Restoration We will stand up to Utah’s challenge of President Biden’s Restoration of the Bear’s Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments feature October 8, 2021 National Monuments At Risk And why we need to protect them. feature October 8, 2021 Monumental Discoveries Scientists are unearthing amazing dinosaurs in a national monument targeted by former President Trump. feature October 8, 2021 Defending Bears Ears This national monument — and the more than one hundred others — are part of what make this land great. Press Release: Victory October 8, 2021 Earthjustice Statement: President Biden Restores Protections to Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante, and Northeast Canyons & Seamounts National Monuments The proclamation reaffirms the country’s commitment to protecting treasured and sacred natural places Press Release: Victory October 8, 2021 Declaración de Earthjustice: Presidente Biden Restaura Protecciones a Monumentos Nacionales Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante y Northeast Canyons & Seamounts Esta proclamación reafirma el compromiso del país de proteger lugares naturales sagrados y preciados Update: Victory October 8, 2021 Victory: National Monuments Regain Protections Millions of acres of land in Utah and marine area off the coast of New England have regained national monument status after the Trump administration tried to open them to extractive industries.