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A view of the northwest section of the Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni - Ancestral Footprints of the Grand Canyon National Monument in Arizona. (U.S. Department of the Interior)
Press Release April 25, 2024

Conservation Groups Defend Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni National Monument, Antiquities Act

Motion to intervene filed in support of President Biden’s monument designation near Grand Canyon

The northeast corner of Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni - Ancestral Footprints of the Grand Canyon National Monument in northern Arizona. (Ben Arnoldy / Earthjustice)
From the Experts April 26, 2024

Defending the Antiquities Act and Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni National Monument

Attacks on the Antiquities Act are not new. Earthjustice and our partners continue to fight back.

document May 7, 2024

Fact Sheet on AB 2083: Modernizing Industrial Manufacturing Act

A fact sheet on California’s Modernizing Industrial Manufacturing Act (AB 2083), which will ensure California develops a plan to cut air and climate pollution from thousands of industrial facilities by transitioning to zero-emissions solutions.

El comisionado John A. Tuma (izq.) habla durante una reunión de la Comisión de Servicios Públicos de Minnesota en 2018, en St. Paul. (Richard Tsong-Taatarii/Star Tribune vía AP)
feature May 19, 2024

¿Quieres ahorrar en tu factura eléctrica y ayudar a tu estado a luchar contra el cambio climático? Aquí te enseñamos con quién debes hablar

En las comisiones de servicios públicos, ayudamos a las comunidades a impulsar una electricidad limpia y asequible para todos y todas. Esto es lo que debes saber sobre las personas que toman decisiones clave.

document April 25, 2024

Motion to Intervene: Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni – Ancestral Footprints of the Grand Canyon National Monument

Conservation groups filed a motion to intervene in defense of President Biden’s designation of Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni – Ancestral Footprints of the Grand Canyon National Monument in Arizona.

A threatened Mardon skipper butterfly basks in the sun at Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. This butterfly is native to the Pacific Northwest region of North America and relies on specific grasses such as Idaho Fescue and Bluebunch Wheatgrass as host plants. The Mardon skipper is a species of conservation concern and its populations have been declining due to habitat loss and degradation. (Seth Coulter / BLM)
Press Release March 25, 2024

Supreme Court Denies Timber Industry Requests to Review Expansion of Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

Decision ensures that southwest Oregon rivers, fish, and wildlife remain protected

In the News: San Francisco Chronicle March 25, 2024

Mountainous national monument on California-Oregon border survives major legal challenge

Kristen Boyles, Managing Attorney, Northwest Office: “It’s been many years now of litigation, fighting to protect this remarkable place, and phew, we’re done. The monument and its expansion, it’s now the law of the land. People should go visit this summer. It’s a beautiful place.”

document March 21, 2024

Fact Sheet: Protecting Communities and Building a Sustainable American Steel Industry

The EPA’s finalized rule will yield billions of dollars in public health benefits for nearby environmental justice communities, who are overexposed to toxic pollution.

An industrial shellfish dredge boat with a trailing plume of churned-up sediment in Oyster Bay Harbor, which includes portions of the Congressman Lester Wolff Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge.  (Eric Gulbransen / North Oyster Bay Baymen’s Association)
Press Release: Victory April 30, 2024

In Response to Lawsuit, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Agrees to Reevaluate Industrial Shellfish Dredging in Long Island Wildlife Refuge

Service will begin process to ensure that industrial dredging does not conflict with wildlife protection, according to settlement agreement with traditional shellfish harvesters and conservationists

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

A threatened Mardon skipper butterfly basks in the sun at Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. This butterfly is native to the Pacific Northwest region of North America and relies on specific grasses such as Idaho Fescue and Bluebunch Wheatgrass as host plants. The Mardon skipper is a species of conservation concern and its populations have been declining due to habitat loss and degradation. (Seth Coulter / BLM)
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

Bears Ears National Monument. (Steven St. John for Earthjustice)
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

Press Release November 22, 2022

Conservation Groups Intervene To Protect Utah Monuments, Antiquities Act

Four Tribes intervened last week in lawsuits attacking Antiquities Act

Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument is the United States’ first monument protected for its biodiversity. (Joe Brumm / BLM)
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

Flora and fauna of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument.
(NOAA Okeanos Explorer)
feature October 8, 2021

What You Should Know About The Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument

How a deep-sea ecosystem will help build resilience to climate change, and how it was saved.

feature September 12, 2017

In Conversation: National Monuments Under Threat

Earthjustice attorneys and policy staff discuss the Antiquities Act, national monuments, and the threats to these special protected public lands from the Trump administration.

Valmont Power Station in Boulder, Colo., in 2011. (Josh Schutz / Getty Images)
Press Release February 22, 2024

With Broad Public Support, Legislators to Introduce Package of Bills to Address Colorado’s Ozone Crisis

Legislation will focus on permitting reform, air quality enforcement, additional measures to cut harmful pollution in Colorado

document December 14, 2023

Snake River Litigation: Factsheet on the United States Government Commitments

The United States Government Commitments, developed as part of a lengthy mediation process, pledge the federal government to continued support for the recovery of healthy and abundant salmon populations in the Columbia River Basin, provide significant federal funding to the Northwest, assist region-wide efforts and planning to address climate change, and set the region on a path to breach the four lower Snake River dams.