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Press Release August 31, 2006

Groups, States File Opening Brief in Supreme Court Global Warming Case

Earthjustice continues to push for limits on greenhouse gas pollution

A turtle surfaces offshore of Kahekili Beach Park, Maui, Hawaii.
(Courtesy of Don McLeish)
feature October 21, 2021

The Clean Water Case of the Century

The Supreme Court kept the Clean Water Act intact, dealing a major loss to the Trump administration and its pro-polluter agenda. The court's decision solidifies the Clean Water Act’s place as one of the nation’s most effective environmental laws.

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.

Press Release March 1, 2007

Global Warming & Human Rights Gets Hearing on the World Stage

Earthjustice Managing Attorney Martin Wagner gives testimony before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

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.

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 February 3, 2006

Fact sheet on Rapanos v. United States and United States v. Carabel, two monumental Clean Water Act cases before the U.S. Supreme Court

Background information on two of the most important Clean Water Act cases ever heard before the United States Supreme Court

United States Supreme Court (front row L-R) Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts, Associate Justice Samuel Alito, and Associate Justice Elena Kagan, (back row L-R) Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett, Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch, Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh and Associate Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson pose for their official portrait at the East Conference Room of the Supreme Court building on October 7, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong / Getty Images)
From the Experts July 6, 2023

Environmental Rulings Reveal Supreme Court’s Dangerous Ambitions

The Supreme Court’s conservative supermajority is reshaping how our government works in pursuit of an agenda of sweeping deregulation.

Brett Kavanaugh appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee, April 26, 2004.
(Dennis Cook / AP Photo)
From the Experts September 4, 2018

Kavanaugh Guided by Industry, Not Rule of Law

We agree with the Heritage Foundation on this point: Let’s assess Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s record using the “Schumer Standard.” That’s exactly why the Senate should reject him.

Press Release June 26, 2006

Earthjustice statement on Supreme Court decision to hear global warming case

Supreme Court decides to hear case on whether EPA has responsibility to regulate greenhouse gases from motor vehicles

Press Release November 12, 2008

Supreme Court Rules in Navy Sonar Case

Safeguards for Hawai’i’s whales will continue, for now

A small blade of grass in the corner of her mouth, this young grizzly takes a break from grazing to survey the meadow along Pilgrim Creek.
(Thomas D. Mangelsen)
feature May 12, 2021

Wildlife We’re Fighting For

Meet 16 of the hundreds of species Earthjustice has gone to court to protect.

Earthjustice attorney David Henkin went to the Supreme Court to argue Hawaiʻi Wildlife Fund v. County of Maui.
(Melissa Lyttle for Earthjustice)
Article April 23, 2020

Our Lawyer Just Got a Big Win for Clean Water at the Supreme Court

Earthjustice attorney David Henkin went to the Supreme Court to protect the right to clean water for his clients – and for all Americans. The court’s decision upholds those protections and rejects the Trump administration’s effort to blow a big hole in the Clean Water Act.

A coal-fired power plant.
From the Experts March 16, 2022

A Hostile Supreme Court Threatens Environmental Progress

The court’s ‘Major Questions’ doctrine could block regulators from protecting species or tackling climate change.

A hiker at Jacob Hamblin Arch in Coyote Gulch, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah.
(Koji Hirano / Getty Images)
Press Release December 4, 2017

Conservation Groups File Lawsuit after President Trump Illegally Axed Dinosaur Treasure Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

President’s abuse of authority strips protections from iconic dinosaur wonderland in Utah and undermines 1906 Antiquities Act

Savannah Riverkeeper Tonya Bonitatibus documents pollution around the Anderson County pipeline spill in 2016.
(Image Courtesy of Mike Mather / SELC)
Article October 30, 2019

Clean Water Case at Supreme Court Could Have Ripple Effects Across Country

No one voted for polluted rivers, lakes, and oceans.

Press Release: Victory October 21, 2021

In First Application of Supreme Court’s Maui Test, Court Reaffirms Protection for Nation’s Waters

Hawai‘i federal court rejects request to reconsider decision that Lahaina injection wells require Clean Water Act permit