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feature January 17, 2019

Special Report: Two Years of Overruling the Trump Administration

The record shows that the Trump’s efforts to weaken environmental regulations are no match for the law.

Press Release June 14, 1997

Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund Changes Name to Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund

The Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund announced that it is changing its name to Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund.

From the Experts August 19, 2021

NOAA Just Named 31 Nations That Engage in Illegal or Unregulated Fishing. Here’s Why That’s a Step in the Right Direction.

This new approach will help the agency protect marine biodiversity.

From the Experts June 8, 2021

Why the Ocean Needs the Illegal Fishing and Forced Labor Prevention Act

Sharks are crucial for a healthy ocean, but overfishing is killing them. This bill takes a step in the right direction.

William Anderson
(Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
Article February 1, 2018

In Memoriam: William Anderson

The former Moapa Band of Paiutes tribal chairman, who helped close down a coal plant that was killing people on his reservation, died Sunday at age 44.

The Apalachicola River.
(ebyabe / CC BY-SA 2.0)
Press Release October 6, 2021

Earthjustice Files Appeal to Protect Apalachicola River

Appeal challenges the Army Corps of Engineers’ management of the river

Press Release September 9, 2008

Groups Seek Reinstatement of Protections for Sierra Bellwether Species

Bighorn sheep, California condor, and Northern goshawk habitat all threatened

The expansion of ExxonMobil’s Beaumont Refinery in Texas is one of the cases where the EPA failed to investigate civil rights complaints filed more than a decade ago.
(Photo courtesy of Randy Edwards)
feature March 8, 2016

What You Need To Know About Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed discrimination on the basis of color, religion, national origin and gender. The text of the law is thematically organized into eleven sections, Title I to Title XI. Title VI is of particular significance. Find out why.

feature January 20, 2011

How The Earth Got A Lawyer

For more than 100 years, miners, rascals and even Mickey Mouse failed to tame one of America’s wildest places. Nature defeated most of those misguided adventurers, but it took the partnership of some plucky lawyers to finally preserve the Sierra’s majestic Mineral King. Their pioneering efforts laid the cornerstone of environmental law and gave birth to Earthjustice.

Press Release: Victory May 14, 2008

Ninth Circuit Rules to Protect Sierra Forests, Faults USFS Plan

Ruling holds that Forest Service likely violated federal law with 2004 logging plan

Press Release April 23, 2003

Conservation Groups Intervene to Protect Sierra Nevada Forests

Motion questions administration’s credibility in the courtroom

An oil industry wastewater injection well. Illegal injections are contaminating underground water in scores of aquifers across the state, from Monterey to Kern and Los Angeles counties.
(Photo by Division of Oil, Gas & Geothermal Resources)
Press Release May 7, 2015

Lawsuit Seeks to Halt Illegal Dumping of Toxic Oil Waste Into California’s Imperiled Water Supplies

Environmental groups challenge ‘emergency’ rules permitting unlawful contamination of protected aquifers

feature September 15, 2021

50 Landmark Cases

See 50 of our proudest accomplishments that truly changed life for people and wildlife and set the stage for the world we live in now and into the future.

Press Release December 14, 2022

Legal Complaint: Signal Peak Energy Coal Mine Has Damaged and Destroyed Bull Mountains Water Sources

Groups demand federal agencies enforce laws to protect area and landowners from criminally-convicted corporation

Press Release May 18, 2007

Conservation Groups Take Action to Protect Southern Sierra Forests and Wildlife

Claim against Forest Service says Kings River Experiment ignores science

Press Release June 4, 2012

Forest Service Agrees to Review of Key Sierra Species

Conservation groups applaud agreement to create independent panel of scientists

Press Release July 31, 2001

Conservation Groups Sue U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for Failure to Protect California Spotted Owl

Conservation groups filed suit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in federal district court for failing to protect the California spotted owl and Pacific fisher (a relative of the mink and otter) under the Endangered Species Act.

A visitor at Grand Gulch, on Nov. 6, 2017. The area is among the more than one million acres axed from Bears Ears National Monument.
(© Steven Gnam)
feature August 23, 2019

Inside the Legal Case We’re Making to Save Our National Monuments

An explanation of the legal work to save Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments, and what’s next.