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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: Victory February 9, 2010

US Conservation Organizations Praise BC Announcement of Mining Ban in Flathead River Valley

Pristine northern Rockies valley straddles border

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”

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

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.

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

Press Release: Victory January 21, 2010

UN to Recommend Moratorium on Mining that Threatens International Park on U.S./Canadian Border

A jewel worth protecting

Sharon Lavigne, director of RISE St. James, sits next to her brother, Milton Cayette, Jr., a St. James resident, during Louisiana’s Department of Environmental Quality’s public hearing on whether to approve the 15 air permits for Formosa Plastics in Vacherie, Louisiana, on Jul. 9, 2019.
(Julie Dermanksy for Earthjustice)
Press Release December 23, 2019

Residents, Civil Rights Groups, National Legal Organizations Call on St. James Parish Council to Rescind Formosa Plastics Land Use Decision

Letters raise alarming new information about cancer risks, company’s failure to protect residents and alert parish about burial grounds of enslaved people

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 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.

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.

Attorneys and community partners from Energy Future New Orleans Coalition.
(Energy Future New Orleans Coalition)
Press Release: Victory June 14, 2019

Victory! Judge Griffin Rules With the People of New Orleans, Says City Council Did Not Substantially Comply With Open Meetings Law

Decision voids Council’s approval of Entergy gas plant and upholds residents’ right to be heard

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.

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.

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