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Press Release March 30, 2023

Department of Interior moves to protect mature and old-growth trees and forests from logging

Wide-ranging rule will include Bureau of Land Management forest policies

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.

The Procession Panel in Bears Ears National Monument is at least 1,000 years old.
(Photo courtesy of Marc Toso)
Update March 20, 2023

We’re in Court Defending Priceless National Monuments

Utah has filed a lawsuit that aims to shrink Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante and undermine the Antiquities Act – but we’re stepping in.

An expansive view of the Bull Mountains in Montana. (Northern Plains Resource Council)
From the Experts February 14, 2023

This Coal Mine Has Been Called a “Den of Thievery.” Why Is It Still Operational?

The New York Times just dropped a bombshell on Signal Peak Energy’s Bull Mountains Mine

Press Release: Victory February 13, 2023

Landmark Court Ruling Will Protect Water Sources, Ranchers Near Bull Mountains Underground Coal Mine

OSM must prepare environmental impact statement to determine whether to allow proposed 175-million-ton expansion to proceed

Press Release February 1, 2023

Earthjustice Responds to Biden Administration Decision Advancing ConocoPhillips’ Willow Project

Oil-and-gas drilling plan would transform irreplaceable Arctic ecosystem into a carbon bomb

Sockeye salmon race through the Alagnak River in Alaska's Bristol Bay watershed.
(Photo courtesy of Fish Eye Guy Photography)
Update: Victory January 31, 2023

A Huge Win for Alaska’s Salmon: EPA Says No to Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay

The decision is an important step in preserving Bristol Bay and its residents’ way of life.

Press Release: Victory January 31, 2023

EPA Issues Landmark Clean Water Act Decision Protecting Bristol Bay Watershed from Pebble Mine

EPA decision protects Bristol Bay waters from becoming a dumping ground for mine waste; effectively rebuffing the threat of Pebble Mine

Press Release January 27, 2023

National Coalition Launches Community and Equity-Driven Agenda for Nature

Coalition brings diverse experiences to the frontline fight that will save 30 percent of US land, fresh water and ocean by 2030

Canoeing the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Northern Minnesota. (Brad Zweerink / Earthjustice)
Article January 26, 2023

We Just Protected a Pristine Midwest Wilderness from Mining

Dangerous mining plans threatened to ruin a pristine wilderness and a town’s thriving economy. Until we stepped in.

Mist on the water in early morning at the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Northern Minnesota. (Brad Zweerink / Earthjustice)
Press Release: Victory January 26, 2023

U.S. Enacts 20-Year Mining Ban in Minnesota’s Boundary Waters

Secretary of Interior Deb Haaland has approved the mineral withdrawal of over 200,000 acres of Superior National Forest lands

Press Release: Victory January 25, 2023

U.S. Forest Service restores critical protections to Tongass National Forest

The National Roadless Rule was rolled back for America’s last great rainforest by the Trump administration, threatening millions of acres of undeveloped national forest lands

feature January 25, 2023

This Dreamy Alaskan Rainforest is a Buffer Against Climate Change

Thanks to collective advocacy, 9 million acres of Tongass National Forest are no longer threatened by new clear-cut logging.

Press Release January 20, 2023

Environmental Groups Respond to USDA Plans to Protect Mature Forests While Addressing Wildfire

The Climate Forests Campaign welcomes Forest Service’s new focus on mature, old-growth trees; highlights need for protections from logging

(Samantha Lee / Earthjustice)
Article January 20, 2023

How’s Biden Doing on the Climate Crisis?

Earthjustice’s attorneys and policy experts rated his administration’s progress.

Press Release December 19, 2022

Earthjustice Statement on Convention on Biological Diversity Agreement

Countries agree to protect 30% of planet's lands and oceans by 2030

Press Release December 19, 2022

NDAA Legislation Includes Important Environmental Investments

This year’s NDAA contains important investments in clean water access, reducing PFAS contamination, and critical protections for ocean species.