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North Antelope Rochelle Mine, Campbell County, Wyoming. (Ecoflight)
Press Release February 21, 2024

Ninth Circuit Decision Throws Out Coal Leasing Challenge

Northern Cheyenne Tribe and conservation groups urge Interior Department to act on coal

An illustration of how a heat pump works (Yale Climate Connections - CC BY-NC-ND 2.5 DEED)
From the Experts February 26, 2024

Washington’s Future is Bright as it Leads the Charge to Electrify Buildings

Washington demonstrates legal pathways for states and local governments seeking to transition buildings off fossil fuels to clean, safe electricity.

A haze of smog covers the Port of Houston. (James Dillard)
case February 28, 2024

The EPA’s Good Neighbor Plan: Defending Public Health in the Supreme Court

The future of the Good Neighbor Plan hangs in the balance, with implications for public health and economic prosperity nationwide.

Document February 21, 2024

Ninth Circuit Coal Leasing Moratorium Decision

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a lawsuit from the Northern Cheyenne Tribe and conservation groups that had successfully reinstated the Obama-era coal leasing moratorium is moot.

Former Bad River Tribal Chairman Mike Wiggins Jr. at the Tribe's reservation in Wisconsin where Enbridge's Line 5 pipeline crosses.
(Jaida Grey Eagle for Earthjustice)
Press Release February 28, 2024

30 Tribal Nations Ask Biden Administration to Condemn Canadian Pipeline Trespass

Enbridge has earned over $1 billion by trespassing on the Bad River Band’s reservation.

Document February 12, 2024

Legal Challenge: Five-Year Offshore Leasing Program

Environmental groups and Gulf-based organizations filed a legal challenge to hold the Interior Department accountable for failing to adequately consider the public health impacts on frontline communities in its final Five-Year Program.

Illustrations by Emily Schnall
Article December 15, 2023

How Our Fight for 4 Species Helped Save the Sierra Nevada

A decades-long fight for four imperiled species — and an entire landscape — is nearly complete.

Oil drilling infrastructure in the Gulf of Mexico. (Brad Zweerink for Earthjustice)
Press Release February 12, 2024

Environmental and Gulf Groups React to API Lawsuit Against Interior Dept. Targeting Five-Year Offshore Leasing Program; Seek Stronger Protections for Gulf of Mexico

As the oil industry pursues a max-out strategy for fossil fuel development in the Gulf with a new legal challenge, advocates flag serious climate, public health, and environmental concerns

Homes are adjacent to a Shell refinery in Norco, Louisiana. (Brad Zweerink / Earthjustice)
Press Release January 23, 2024

Federal Court Deals Major Blow to Environmental Civil Rights Enforcement

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana ruling restricts EPA and DOJ from protecting Louisiana communities from disparate environmental impacts

Sockeye salmon in Little Redfish Lake Creek, a tributary of the Snake River. (Neil Ever Osborne / Save Our Wild Salmon)
feature December 14, 2023

Timeline: A Long Fight to Restore Snake River Salmon

Learn about the major events, court rulings, and where we are now in this long-standing fight.

Press Release January 12, 2024

Fifth Circuit Upholds EPA Designation that Rural East Texas Counties Have Unhealthy Air

Decision paves way to require Martin Lake Coal Plant to reduce harmful sulfur dioxide emissions

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page January 25, 2024

Contact Us: Offices & Programs

From the spectacular Hawaiian Islands to the southern tip of our Atlantic coast, Earthjustice is on the frontlines of the fight for our planet’s future. Our network of offices keeps us in close collaboration with the people and places that need us most.

Grizzly bear near Canyon, Yellowstone National Park. (Neal Herbert / NPS)
From the Experts January 18, 2024

Grizzly Bears Still Need Protections

Despite their precarious status, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is currently considering petitions from Wyoming and Montana to delist grizzly bears. Here’s how you can help.

(Erika P. Rodriguez for Earthjustice)
Press Release January 25, 2024

Christie Hicks Joins Earthjustice to Lead Clean Energy Program

As managing attorney of the Clean Energy Program, Christie leads the legal work in more than 18 states and at the federal level to accelerate the shift to clean energy

Document January 16, 2024

Health Experts’ 6th Circuit Amicus Brief on EPA Ozone Decision in Detroit

Michigan Clinicians for Climate Action (MiCCA) and MI Air MI Health (MAMH) are asking the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn the EPA’s decision to designate Detroit as in “attainment” of federal ozone standards.

In the News: The Henderson News January 16, 2024

Fifth Circuit upholds EPA designation that Rusk County has polluted air

Lisa Perfetto, Attorney, Northeast Regional Office, Earthjustice: “This decision confirms that sulfur dioxide pollution from the Martin Lake plant exceeds national air quality standards. Pursuant to a settlement agreement, EPA has until the end of this year to issue a federal plan or approve a Texas plan to reduce pollution and bring the area surrounding…

Document January 23, 2024

5th Circuit: Title VI Order

State of Louisiana v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, et. al.

Document January 23, 2024

5th Circuit: Title VI Preliminary Injunction

State of Louisiana v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, et. al.