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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 October 28, 2021

EPA to Reconsider “Do Nothing” Ozone Rule

Groups applaud step, urge stronger protections against dangerous smog 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.

Press Release: Victory October 6, 2011

European Court’s Preliminary Opinion Supports Legality of EU Law That Curbs Aviation Pollution

Advocate General’s opinion bolsters position of Europe and intervening environmental groups in case on EU aviation emissions trading system

Press Release February 11, 2021

“Do Nothing” Toxic Ozone Rule Challenged by Health and Environmental Groups

Ground-level ozone harms public health and nature, yet inaction continues

Press Release July 23, 2013

Court Finds Bush Era Ozone Standards Fail to Meet Legal Requirements to Protect Forests; Upholds Health Standard

EPA violated the Clean Air Act when it refused to set protective standards and ignored the unanimous recommendation of its independent science advisor

Oscar Garcia and Kimberly Garcia of Reno, NV, testified at an EPA public hearing on ozone standards. They were among the many who asked the EPA to create a new, stronger ozone standard that limits ozone to at least 60 parts per billion, the most protective option EPA's science advisors have recommended.
(Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
feature February 5, 2015

Photos: Protecting Lives & Lungs From Smog

The EPA is under court order to take action to limit the amount of smog allowed into the air. Listening sessions were conducted across the country on the proposed ozone standards. These are stories from the hearing held in Sacramento, CA.

Split view of clear and hazy days in Shenandoah National Park.
(National Park Service)
Press Release: Victory August 23, 2019

Smog Standard Too Weak To Protect Forests, Court Rules

Court rejects polluters’ claims that standards are too protective

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.

The rising number of judicial vacancies supports the view that political obstruction has risen to record levels, and the consequences of that obstructionism are quite serious.
From the Experts October 23, 2018

Exposing the Shameless Effort to Pack the Federal Courts with Right-Wing Ideologues

The threat to fair, impartial, and independent courts from the Trump administration, Senate Republican leadership, and right-wing advocacy groups cannot be understated.

Fog surrounds Mauna Kea.
(Andreas Christen / Flickr)
From the Experts: Victory December 21, 2018

Hawai‘i High Court Fixes Flawed Footnotes in Mauna Kea Decision, but Problems Persist

The language the court deleted would have plagued the law of environmental and Native Hawaiian rights for years.

Press Release April 7, 2004

Court Rules Alaska State Law Illegal

Concerned citizens cannot be denied access to the courts

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.

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.

A bowhead whale and calf surface in the Arctic Ocean.
(Amelia Brower / NOAA)
feature October 20, 2021

Northern Fights

By land and by sea, America’s Arctic is under attack. Earthjustice is fighting on multiple fronts to protect this irreplaceable region and keep the Arctic’s fossil fuels in the ground.

feature October 2, 2015

The Endangered Species Act Under Fire

The success and significance of the Endangered Species Act, and Earthjustice’s efforts to safeguard the visionary law from impending threats in Congress, in a discussion with Legislative Counsel Marjorie Mulhall and Managing Attorney Tim Preso.

Press Release April 10, 2023

Protecting Communities From Air Pollution Act to Tackle Colorado’s Ozone Problem

Representatives Bacon and Willford’s bill aims to improve air quality permitting and enforcement