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page February 11, 2014

Our Team

About Our Team With 200 attorneys in 15 offices across the country, Earthjustice is the nation’s premier nonprofit environmental law organization, working at the federal, state, and local levels. Meet our Board of Trustees and the Earthjustice Council, and see bar admissions for our attorneys. Our team also includes legal and research analysts, policy and…

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.

Document January 8, 2008

NFMA Motion to Dismiss

Feds drop appeal of Hamilton's decision on Bush NFMA rules

Document March 19, 2018

U.S. District Court for District of Alaska: Order re Motions to Dismiss

Before the Court are the following motions: Defendants Donald J. Trump, Ryan Zinke, and Wilbur Ross’s Motion to Dismiss at Docket 12; Intervenor-Defendant American Petroleum Institute’s Motion to Dismiss at Docket 25; and Intervenor-Defendant State of Alaska’s Motion to Dismiss at Docket 34. The motions have been fully briefed. Oral argument on the motions was held on November 8, 2017. For the following reasons, the motions will be denied.

Document October 13, 2017

Legal Document: Federal Judge Denies Motion To Dismiss Lawsuit Over Pågan, Tinian Training

U.S. District Judge Ramona Manglona refused to dismiss a lawsuit challenging U.S. Navy plans for the Marine Corps to conduct live-fire training in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. In a decision issued in Saipan, Judge Manglona said the lawsuit questioning whether the Navy failed to consider all the impacts associated with the plan to transfer 5,000 Marines from Okinawa to Guam and begin staging massive, live-fire war games on the islands of Pågan and Tinian can proceed.

page January 4, 2010

Request for Legal Assistance

Earthjustice handles legal matters that involve environmental laws or environmental issues and that have the potential to generate results that align with our mission.

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.

Press Release March 28, 2001

Groups File Motion to Dismiss Challenge to New National Monuments

Earthjustice filed a motion to dismiss a case challenging the President’s authority to establish and protect national monuments.

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.

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.

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.

Press Release April 22, 1998

Earth Day Launch for Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund Website

Earthjustice launches new website on Earth Day.

An oil refinery looms over the west side of Port Arthur, TX.
(Eric Kayne for Earthjustice)
feature April 27, 2018

A Disaster In The Making

A new report documents how people have been left in harm’s way, as the Trump administration attempts to block the Chemical Disaster Rule.

Flags fly at the Oceti Sakowin Camp in 2016, near Cannonball, North Dakota.
(Lucas Zhao / CC BY-NC 2.0)
feature March 22, 2017

In Conversation: Standing With Standing Rock

Earthjustice attorney Jan Hasselman, lead counsel to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in their litigation, discusses the historic legal case and what lies ahead.

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 February 17, 2011

Challenge to Motions to Dismiss River Herring Lawsuit

Plaintiffs’ Combined Memorandum Of Law In Opposition To Fisheries Service Defendants’ Motion To Dismiss Counts One And Two And Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Defendants’ Motion To Dismiss Count Three

An oceanic whitetip shark, Carcharhinus longimanus, swims in the waters off Hawaii.
(Kaikea Nakachi)
From the Experts July 26, 2022

We’re Showing Sharks Some Legal Love

As part of our work to preserve biodiversity, Earthjustice has mounted a series of legal challenges to protect vulnerable shark species from industrial fishing.