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A wolverine caught on a camera trap while working with researchers on a rare carnivore survey in Western Montana. Made under a special use permit with the Flathead and Lolo National Forests.
Article: Victory November 29, 2023

Wolverines Gain Legal Protections to Ward off Extinction

The announcement comes after decades of litigation and public calls to save wolverines from development and climate change.

Caribou in the Western Arctic, the region where the Willow Project is being planned. (Kiliii Yuyan for Earthjustice)
Article November 22, 2023

Disrupting the Willow Project and Big Oil’s Even Bigger Dreams

Earthjustice filed an appeal and a motion to prevent construction on the Alaska mega-project. Here’s what comes next.

Protestors paddle next to the Mackinac Bridge at the Pipe Out Paddle Up Flotilla Against the Line 5 pipeline in Mackinaw City, Michigan. (Sarah Rice for Earthjustice)
Article December 1, 2023

The Great Lakes Under Threat

The Line 5 pipeline has leaked over 1 million gallons of oil to date and threatens the Great Lakes.

Press Release September 22, 2023

Groups File Supreme Court Amicus Brief in New England Fisheries Case

The case could significantly affect how federal courts review federal regulations

Press Release: Victory October 24, 2023

Governor Green Reinstates Legal Protections After Community Groups Challenge Emergency Proclamation on Housing

Governor Green issued a revised Emergency Proclamation that eliminated attempts to suspend state laws requiring public hearings, assessment of environmental impacts, and protections for Native Hawaiian burials and also restored county council oversight over most affordable housing projects.

feature November 2, 2023

What You Need To Know About Chlorpyrifos

The neurotoxic pesticide harms children and the environment.

Document September 25, 2023

Nessel v. Enbridge 6th Circuit Amicus Brief

Over 60 Tribal Nations represented by Earthjustice and NARF ask 6th Circuit Court of Appeals to remand Nessel v. Enbridge to state court.

Press Release October 16, 2023

Legal Complaint: Signal Peak Coal Mine Causing Cave-Ins, Safety Hazards

Signal Peak failing to comply with permit requirements to reclaim lands affected by subsidence

Document September 22, 2023

Supreme Court Amicus Brief – Loper Bright Enterprise v. Raimondo – New England Fisheries

The case could significantly affect how federal courts review federal regulations

United States Supreme Court (front row L-R) Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts, Associate Justice Samuel Alito, and Associate Justice Elena Kagan, (back row L-R) Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett, Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch, Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh and Associate Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson pose for their official portrait at the East Conference Room of the Supreme Court building on October 7, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong / Getty Images)
From the Experts September 26, 2023

Here’s What to Expect From the Supreme Court This Term

Recent environmental rulings from the Supreme Court’s conservative supermajority have revealed a dangerous agenda, but we still have strong legal tools to protect people and the planet.

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in the Brooks Range mountains, Alaska. (Patrick J. Endres / Getty Images)
Update: Victory September 6, 2023

In Big Win for Arctic, Government Cancels Illegal Oil Leases in Alaska

Earthjustice has advocated for decades in courts and Congress to protect these lands.

The downtown Los Angeles skyline bathed in smog. (Daniel Stein / Getty Images)
Press Release August 15, 2023

South Coast Air Quality Management District Facing Legal Challenges For Providing a Free Pass to Big Polluters

The Air Quality Management District must fix an unjust system that provides no incentive for the largest industrial polluters like oil refineries to clean the air

Document May 16, 2023

Amicus Brief – Exxon Civil Suit

Amicus Brief filed in Environment Texas Citizen Lobby v. ExxonMobil Corp.

Whitney Gravelle, the president of the Bay Mills Indian Community, photographed in Mackinaw City, Michigan, near where the Line 5 pipeline runs under the Straits of Mackinac. (Sarah Rice for Earthjustice)
Press Release September 25, 2023

Over 60 Tribal Nations Side with AG Nessel in Line 5 Lawsuit

Amicus brief asks 6th Circuit Court of Appeals to remand Nessel v. Enbridge to state court

Kendall Edmo, with her two year old daughter, in the Badger-Two Medicine.
(Rebecca Drobis for Earthjustice)
feature September 1, 2023

Too Sacred To Drill

The Blackfeet Nation has prevailed in a four-decade fight to fend off oil and gas development in the Badger-Two Medicine region of Montana.

Fred Fisher and Don Harris, two of Earthjustice's co-founders, in a quiet moment. (Photo used with permission)
page January 4, 2023

The Founders of Earthjustice

In 1971, Phil Berry, Fred Fisher, and Don Harris founded the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund (as Earthjustice was then known), dedicated to fighting in court and in Washington, D.C., on behalf of the Sierra Club and other environmental groups.

Document August 28, 2023

Posthearing Brief of Appellants, South Tacoma Warehouse Complex

In the Matter of the Appeal of 350 Tacoma and South Tacoma Neighborhood Council from the April 21, 2023, Mitigated Determination of Nonsignificance and Critical Area Development Permit issued by the City of Tacoma.

A reef and island off the coast of Veracruz, Mexico.
 (Cesar Morales / Getty Images)
Press Release August 2, 2023

Mexican environmental authority violates Mexico’s highest court and international obligations when reissuing a permit for a port expansion that threatens the Veracruz Reef System

In a legal brief, AIDA and Earthjustice argue the Secretary of the Environment failed to properly evaluate the environmental impact of the project to the reef, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as required by Mexico’s highest court