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Cayuga Lake is used by community members for swimming, fishing, and drinking water. (Jo Zimny / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Press Release: Victory July 19, 2024

Appellate Court Determines Seneca Lake Guardian has Right to Sue NYS-DEC for Permit on PFAS-containing Liquid Discharge on Cayuga Lake

Appellate Division for the Third Judicial Department reversed dismissal on previous lawsuit, allowing group to rightfully sue for protection of the lake

document July 18, 2024

NY Supreme Court Third Judicial Department Order: Seneca Lake Guardian

A New York appellate court greenlit a challenge to a permit that would allow liquid waste containing dangerous forever chemicals to be discharged into Cayuga Lake, according to community members who use the lake for swimming, fishing, and drinking water.

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 July 11, 2024

The Great Lakes Are Under Threat

The Line 5 pipeline has already leaked over 1 million gallons of oil to date and threatens the Great Lakes. Now, the company behind it is proposing a dangerous reroute project.

Park visitors walk along a section of Great Salt Lake that used to be underwater at Great Salt Lake State Park on August 2, 2021, near Magna, Utah. (Justin Sullivan / Getty Images)
Article June 26, 2024

We’re Suing to Save the Great Salt Lake From Going to Dust

Millions of people could wind up breathing in toxic dust from newly exposed lakebed.

View of Antelope Island on the Great Salt Lake. (Nick Pedersen / Getty Images)
Press Release May 6, 2024

Three-Dozen Law Professors File Amicus Brief in Support of Great Salt Lake Lawsuit

Professors argue public trust doctrine requires the state to intervene on excessive water use

The U.S. Supreme Court. (Shutterstock)
Press Release July 11, 2024

Earthjustice Supports New Legislation to Safeguard Federal Protections and Reverse Damaging Corner Post Supreme Court Decision

Recent Supreme Court decision exposes federal protections to tidal wave of industry litigation attacking long-standing public protections

View of Antelope Island on the Great Salt Lake. (Nick Pedersen / Getty Images)
Press Release January 17, 2024

State of Utah Releases Inadequate Plan to Save the Great Salt Lake

Conservation groups demand that the state stop approving and address upstream water diversions

The Greenidge Generating Station on the west shore of Seneca Lake, near Dresden, New York.
(Lauren Petracca for Earthjustice)
Press Release: Victory May 9, 2024

Another Decision Upholds Denial of Cryptominer Greenidge Generation’s Air Permit – DEC Case Closed

Climate-killing crypto miner Greenidge Generation became a national story and test case for how states should handle the exploitative and extractive crypto mining industry

Boat docks sit on dry cracked earth at the Great Salt Lake's Antelope Island Marina in 2021 near Syracuse, Utah. (Justin Sullivan / Getty Images)
Press Release January 9, 2024

Over 300 Members of the Medical Community Urge Utah Policymakers to Save the Great Salt Lake

Medical professionals in and outside Utah warn of looming public health crisis

page July 11, 2024

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The newly restored flows to Wailuku River in October 2014. (Kapua Sproat / Earthjustice)
Press Release: Victory June 24, 2024

Hawai‘i’s High Court Issues Another Historic Ruling in Maui “Four Waters” Case

State Water Commission failed to restore stream flows after closure of last sugar plantation

The U.S. Supreme Court. (Stefani Reynolds / AFP via Getty Images)
Press Release July 1, 2024

Supreme Court Decision on Corner Post Jeopardizes Environmental Protections

The SCOTUS ruling could delay challenges to harmful regulations

Boat docks sit on dry cracked earth at the Great Salt Lake's Antelope Island Marina in 2021 near Syracuse, Utah. (Justin Sullivan / Getty Images)
Press Release September 6, 2023

Lawsuit Targets State of Utah for Failing to Protect the Great Salt Lake

West’s largest wetland faces ecological collapse because of Utah’s neglect

Map of smog air pollution by county in 2022. (Air Quality System Data / U.S. EPA)
feature November 29, 2023

What’s the state of smog pollution where you live?

Search by county to see the level of smog pollution in the air. Smog can trigger asthma attacks and increase the risk of heart and lung diseases.

Map of soot air pollution by county in 2022. (Air Quality System Data / U.S. EPA)
feature November 29, 2023

What’s the state of soot pollution where you live?

Search by county to see the level of soot pollution in the air. Soot causes death and serious health harms.

document May 3, 2024

Great Salt Lake: Amicus Brief from 36 Law Professors

The state of Utah has violated its fundamental legal duty to protect the Great Salt Lake against impairment due to dwindling water inflows, 36 law professors told a state court. The professors asked the court to consider an amicus – or “friend of the court” – brief in support of conservation groups’ lawsuit against the state of Utah for its failure to ensure that enough water reaches the Great Salt Lake.

The U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.
(Architect of the Capitol)
Article June 28, 2024

Supreme Court Eliminates Longstanding Legal Principle in Ruling About Fisheries Management

What you need to know about Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo, and how the Court’s ruling jeopardizes the government’s ability to regulate

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