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document May 2, 2024

Complaint: Hawaiian Petrel – Grand Wailea Resort

A coalition of conservation groups filed a second lawsuit to protect Hawaiian petrels (ʻuaʻu) from dangerous lights used by the Grand Wailea Resort on Maui. Hawaiian petrels are protected as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act. Today’s lawsuit was filed by Earthjustice on behalf of Conservation Council for Hawaiʻi and the Center for Biological Diversity.

Press Release April 1, 2024

Advocates File Complaint to Challenge Southwest Power Pool’s Discriminatory Renewable Energy Accreditation

SPP failed for a second time to accurately accredit its generating resources, continues to discriminate against cleaner resources

In the News: Inside Climate News May 19, 2024

In Louisiana’s ‘Cancer Alley,’ Excitement Over New Emissions Rules Is Tempered By a Legal Challenge to Federal Environmental Justice Efforts

Debbie Chizewer, Managing Attorney, Midwest Office: “It’s just another attack on one of the most important civil rights, environmental justice tools under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. It’s not a coincidence that the states who signed onto this petition have problematic records of allowing industrial activity to harm low-income communities of color. And…

The Hillcrest neighborhood, near “Refinery Row” in Corpus Christi, TX. (Eddie Seal for Earthjustice)
Press Release February 12, 2024

Corpus Christi Civil Rights and Fair Housing Complaint Referred to U.S. Department of Justice

An important step towards justice for a historically Black neighborhood

In the News: KRIS TV February 14, 2024

Corpus Christi Desalination: DOJ to review civil rights complaint

Erin Gaines, Attorney, Fossil Fuels Program: “The inner harbor desalination plant, which would be located in the Hillcrest, is just the latest example of this long-standing pattern of discrimination.”

document February 12, 2024

Corpus Christi Civil Rights and Fair Housing Complaint: Referral to U.S. Department of Justice

Letter to city officials on a complaint under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act and the Fair Housing Act against the City of Corpus Christi, Texas for the proposed development of a desalination plant in a historically Black neighborhood being referred to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).

Press Release March 23, 2009

Suit Filed to Protect Endangered Palila Bird in Hawai'i

State’s violation of three court orders contributes to drastic decline

Press Release October 16, 2023

Legal Complaint: Signal Peak Coal Mine Causing Cave-Ins, Safety Hazards

Signal Peak failing to comply with permit requirements to reclaim lands affected by subsidence

document January 5, 2024

Complaint: Owasco Lake Watershed

Petitioners-Plaintiffs City of Auburn, Town of Owasco, and Owasco Watershed Lake Association, Inc., for their verified petition for judgment pursuant to Article 78 of the New York Civil Practice Law and Rules and their complaint seeking a declaratory judgment pursuant to section 3001 of the CPLR, by their attorneys, Earthjustice.

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.

View of Antelope Island on the Great Salt Lake. (Nick Pedersen / Getty Images)
Press Release May 6, 2024

Three-Dozen Law Professors File Amicus Brief in Support of Great Salt Lake Lawsuit

Professors argue public trust doctrine requires the state to intervene on excessive water use

In the News: Financial Times April 11, 2024

Republican states step up legal threats to Joe Biden’s climate agenda

Sam Sankar, Senior Vice President of Programs: “This is the most right-wing court we’ve seen in almost a century, and that’s emboldening conservative legal activists to swing for the fences with legal claims that would have been laughable just a few years ago. The legal landscape has shifted, and it’s profound.”

Press Release April 9, 2013

Federal Court Gives Green Light to Palila Protection

Removal of grazing mammals that destroy endangered bird habitat to resume

page November 6, 2023

Acerca

Earthjustice es la principal organización de derecho ambiental de interés público sin ánimo de lucro. Ejercemos el poder de la ley y la fuerza de la asociación para proteger la salud de las personas, preservar lugares espectaculares y la vida silvestre, además de promover la energía limpia y combatir el cambio climático.
Estamos aquí porque la tierra necesita justicia.

Press Release July 31, 2008

Immediate Action Needed to Save Palila from Extinction

Groups call on DLNR to follow court orders to protect critically endangered birds

A palila in Waimea, Hawaiʻi
(Aaron Maizlish / CC BY-NC 2.0)
feature December 9, 2021

Justice for the Earth and Its People

The exploration of landmark cases behind Earthjustice's rise and reinvention.

document November 8, 2023

6PPD ESA Complaint

The Institute for Fisheries Resources (IFR) and the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations (PCFFA) filed suit against U.S. tire manufacturers over the use of the chemical 6PPD in rubber tires because of its devastating impacts on Endangered Species Act (ESA)-protected salmon and steelhead.

Press Release December 14, 2022

Legal Complaint: Signal Peak Energy Coal Mine Has Damaged and Destroyed Bull Mountains Water Sources

Groups demand federal agencies enforce laws to protect area and landowners from criminally-convicted corporation