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Descendants of Eli Jackson stand in a 145-year-old Texan church that bears his name. Construction on Trump's border wall may desecrate a cemetery next to the church.
(Image Courtesy of Sylvia Ramirez)
Article March 14, 2019

Trump’s ‘Emergency’ Border Wall Threatens My Home

We’re suing the Trump administration over its attempt to manufacture a crisis and build a massive, hateful, unnecessary border wall.

Earthjustice attorneys, staff, clients, and partners in the case against the Border Wall, at the Supreme Court of the United States.
(Luis Torres / Earthjustice)
Press Release November 15, 2019

Lawmakers, Border Communities Urge Congress to Stop Funding for Illegal Border Wall

Trump administration “complicit in one of the most lamentable chapters of the history of the border”

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 October 8, 2021

It’s Over! The Border Wall in Laredo is Officially Dead

Feds cancel all remaining contracts. Grassroots coalition stopped a “done deal.” The people of Laredo won.

Press Release March 29, 2017

No Funds for Border Wall in FY 2017? – Fight Shifts to FY 2018

Latino, Environmental, Civil Rights, and Border Communities hold their ground against Trump’s wall

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…

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.

Press Release February 8, 2017

Consumer, Environmental and Workers Groups File Legal Challenge to Trump’s ‘One-In, Two-Out’ Executive Order on Regulations

Public Citizen, NRDC and Communications Workers of America represented by Earthjustice seek injunction barring agencies from following order

feature September 12, 2017

In Conversation: National Monuments Under Threat

Earthjustice attorneys and policy staff discuss the Antiquities Act, national monuments, and the threats to these special protected public lands from the Trump administration.

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.

Ramiro Ramirez visits his parents' graves at Jackson Ranch Cemetery in Texas. Trump's wall would make such visits harder.
(Martin do Nascimento / Earthjustice)
Article July 5, 2019

Defending the Border Lands From Trump’s Wall

Earthjustice clients are taking the Trump administration to court to protect the land that sustains them.

The National Butterfly Center in Mission, Texas, would lose access to parts of their land if the border wall construction is allowed to proceed. (Mtwrighter / CC BY-SA 4.0)
Press Release December 2, 2019

Earthjustice and National Butterfly Center Urge U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to Shut Down Illegal Private Border Wall Construction in Texas

“We Build the Wall, Inc.” and allied extremists and hate groups flouting federal requirements

feature February 25, 2016

Powering The Future

In a conversation, Vice President of Litigation for Climate & Energy Abigail Dillen discusses important recent victories and Earthjustice’s plans to go all-in on clean energy.

Document February 8, 2017

Legal Document: Consumer, Environmental and Workers Groups File Legal Challenge to Trump’s ‘One-In, Two-Out’ Executive Order on Regulations

Public Citizen, NRDC and Communications Workers of America represented by Earthjustice seek injunction barring agencies from following order

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.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Villarreal, Sr., tending to the grounds at the Eli Jackson Ranch Church and Cemetery. Mrs. Villarreal is a direct descendant of Eli Jackson. The Eli Jackson Ranch Church and Cemetery in Texas is at risk of being exhumed and desecrated by the Trump administrations’s border wall.
(Photo courtesy of Sylvia Ramirez)
Press Release March 14, 2019

New Lawsuit Challenging Trump Declaration of National Emergency: Wall “Threatens to Desecrate Graves and Spiritual Ancestor Sites”

Earthjustice files lawsuit on behalf of border families, communities, leaders following bipartisan Congressional rebuke of president’s unconstitutional action