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A clearcut section of the Oregon Forest
(George Sexton)
Press Release August 10, 2016

Stakeholder Groups Challenge Oregon Forest Management Plan

New plan sacrifices clean water, fishing economy, carbon storage, recreational opportunities

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

An oil refinery looms over the west side of Port Arthur, TX.
(Eric Kayne for Earthjustice)
feature April 27, 2018

A Disaster In The Making

A new report documents how people have been left in harm’s way, as the Trump administration attempts to block the Chemical Disaster Rule.

Press Release: Victory September 30, 2009

Court Rules That Southern California Forest Plans Violate Federal Environmental Laws

Forest Service ignored effects of development on 974,000 roadless acres

Flagging tape in the Sunset Roadless Area identifies the location of a proposed coal exploration drilling pad. The forest visible will likely be bulldozed if the loophole is reopened.
(Ted Zukoski / Earthjustice)
Press Release November 19, 2015

Forest Service Revs Up Push to Open Over 170 Million Tons of Coal to Mining from Colorado Roadless Forest

Proposed loophole could cause millions of tons of carbon pollution, undermine Obama administration climate goals, and degrade wildlife habitat

The devastating coal ash spill at Kingston, TN in December 2008. One billion gallons of toxic coal ash spilled from the Tennessee Valley Authority's Kingston Fossil Plant, covering 300 acres, destroying homes, poisoning rivers and contaminating coves and residential drinking waters.
(Photo courtesy of TVA)
Press Release November 3, 2022

New Report: Most Power Plants Violating Federal Rules Mandating Cleanup of Toxic Coal Ash Dumps

Seven years after EPA Coal Ash Rule, 96% of coal plants are not planning any treatment of contaminated groundwater

feature February 25, 2016

Powering The Future

In a conversation, Vice President of Litigation for Climate & Energy Abigail Dillen discusses important recent victories and Earthjustice’s plans to go all-in on clean energy.

Effects of underground coal mining on Colorado's forests. The coal may be underground, but a tight web of industrial facilities is built through our forests to vent methane gas—a potent climate pollutant—from the coal seams.
(U.S. Forest Service)
Press Release January 20, 2016

150,000+ Comments Oppose Coal-mining Loophole on Colorado Forest

Subsidies to Arch Coal slammed; renewable energy groups join wildlife, climate advocates in opposition

Press Release June 25, 2021

Federal Judge Rejects Destructive Revisions to Flathead National Forest Plan

Plan would have allowed road building in forest without protections for at-risk species

Press Release April 20, 2023

Forest Service takes key step toward first national rule to protect mature, old-growth trees, forests

Announcement advances Biden’s 2022 Earth Day Executive Order

Press Release June 23, 2022

Logging Mature and Old Trees Threatens U.S. Climate Goals

New Vilsack guidance to Forest Service falls short of protecting key forests

Article April 5, 2011

Why I Fight For Our Forests: Earthjustice's Kristen Boyles

Q & As with attorney Kristen Boyles, who works to protect our nation's forests and their critical natural resources and wildlife.

Press Release April 15, 2019

Conservationists Ask Court to Reinstate Protections for Grizzly Bears and Bull Trout in Flathead National Forest

Latest plan for Flathead National Forest violates Endangered Species Act and National Environmental Policy Act

Article April 8, 2011

Why I Fight For Our Forests: Earthjustice's Rebecca Judd

National forests are the single largest source of clean drinking water in the United States, serving 124 million Americans. Rebecca Judd, legislative counsel for Earthjustice, based in Washington, D.C., discusses her work to protect forests.

Press Release March 10, 2011

Obama Plan Could Leave National Forest Streams, Watersheds, and Wildlife Without Adequate Protection

Agency must work to strengthen and fix proposed rule before finalizing

Lilian Bello spoke against a proposed natural gas plant in Oxnard, California, that, if allowed, would join three existing gas plants on the city’s beach.
(Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
feature August 28, 2018

Turning the Tide on Gas Plants

The battle over fossil fuels in California signals the start of a clean energy era.

Press Release March 11, 2020

Federal Court Rules Against Massive Old-Growth Rainforest Logging Plan in Alaska

Decision is a win for subsistence hunters and families on Alaska’s Prince of Wales Island

Press Release August 19, 2013

Community Groups File Legal Challenge to Bay Area Planning Agencies for a Better, Smarter Growth Plan

Current plan doesn’t deliver on public transit, city planning, or climate change goals