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An old-growth forest in Oregon. (Frances Eatherington)
Press Release June 20, 2024

U.S. Forest Service Advances Protections Plan for Old-Growth Forests

Release of environmental review document kicks off a 90-day public comment period

In the News: Desert News June 12, 2024

The Supreme Court decision that could rock Utah

Heidi McIntosh, Managing Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office, Earthjustice: “Utah’s argument that the president may only designate small monuments centered on specific sites is just wrong. In 1920, the Supreme Court upheld President Teddy Roosevelt’s use of the Antiquities Act to protect 800,000 acres in Arizona when he declared the Grand Canyon a national monument. In…

document June 12, 2024

Vote NO On Biggs Anti-ESA Amendment

The Department of Defense has long worked with the expert wildlife agencies to ensure it meets its obligations under the Endangered Species Act while still maintaining military readiness. At a time when our planet is facing an extinction crisis of epic proportions, Congress should not be undermining our most effective tool for preventing extinctions.

document June 12, 2024

FY25 NDAA Mining Amendment

The undersigned organizations share our vote recommendation on the mining and minerals related amendment to H.R. 8070, the Servicemember Quality of Life Improvement and National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2025 (NDAA).

Press Release June 12, 2024

Groups Send Notice of Intent to Sue Over Pinto Valley Mine Excessive Groundwater Pumping

Pumping would harm endangered species, reduce flows to Roosevelt Lake

Yurok guides paddle tourists along the Klamath River in traditional canoes hand crafted from Redwood trees. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
Article June 3, 2024

Klamath River Dam Removal Is a Victory for Tribes

After a century of ecological collapse, steelhead and salmon in the Klamath River now have a fighting chance at a full recovery.

In the News: KYUK May 28, 2024

Pipeline proposed to power Donlin mine could have impacts from Y-K Delta to Cook Inlet

Olivia Glasscock, Attorney, Alaska Office, Earthjustice: “Unless you look at the whole project, you’re not actually going to understand the impacts on the public interest.”

Sockeye salmon race through the Alagnak River in Alaska's Bristol Bay watershed.
(Photo courtesy of Fish Eye Guy Photography)
Update May 20, 2024

Earthjustice Returns to Court to Protect Huge Win Against Proposed Pebble Mine

The proposed mine would destroy nearly 100 miles of fish stream habitat and 2,100 acres of wetlands, lakes, and ponds.

document May 17, 2024

Joint Motion to Intervene to Defend Bristol Bay Against the Pebble Mine

A coalition of 15 conservation groups, represented by Earthjustice, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), and Trustees for Alaska filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit to defend the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s decision that protects Bristol Bay from harmful mines, like the proposed Pebble Mine, under Section 404(c) of the Clean Water Act.

(Architect of the Capitol)
Press Release May 1, 2024

Earthjustice Slams Congressional Votes on Anti-Environmental Bills

“This week’s votes are the anti-Earth week nobody asked for.”

document April 29, 2024

Letter in Opposition to MRCA

H.R. 2925, the so-called “Mining Regulatory Clarity Act,” represents an unprecedented, de facto giveaway of America’s cherished public lands to mining corporations, upending and reversing over one hundred years of public land law precedent.

document April 26, 2024

Letter in Opposition to the Superior Forest Bill

Groups oppose H.R. 3195, efforts to void the Boundary Waters area mineral withdrawal.

document April 25, 2024

Letter in Opposition to Stauber Alaska Bill

HR 6285 would undo the Biden administration’s actions on the Arctic.

document April 24, 2024

Letter in Opposition to the WEST Act

Letter in opposition to H.R. 3397, the Western Economic Security Today (WEST) Act of 2023. This dangerous legislation circumvents the administrative process, stifles public input, ignores the law, and halts the implementation of an overdue regulatory update which balances management of public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management.

Caribou in the Western Arctic.
(Kiliii Yüyan for Earthjustice)
Press Release April 19, 2024

Earthjustice Applauds New Rules Limiting Future Oil Drilling in Western Arctic

Biden administration unveils new regulations that will help preserve 13 million acres in Alaska

In the News: Audubon April 18, 2024

A Proposed Reset for Public Lands Could Be a Big Boost to Conservation

If implemented in earnest, the shift would weave tribal knowledge of the land into its management, says Gussie Lord, managing attorney of the Tribal Partnerships Program at Earthjustice and an Oneida Nation of Wisconsin member.

Located in Alaska's panhandle, the Tongass is the country's largest national forest — and home to nearly one-third of all old-growth temperate rainforest remaining in the entire world. (Lee Prince / Shutterstock)
Press Release April 8, 2024

Matsui, Huffman, Sarbanes and 45 Members of the House Support U.S. Forest Service Old-Growth Initiative

Climate Forests Campaign responds with statement

feature April 2, 2024

This Treasured Alaska Rainforest Shields Us From Climate Change

The National Roadless Rule, now reinstated on the Tongass National Forest, safeguards vast tracts of old-growth forest that serve as important carbon sinks.