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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…

Press Release June 8, 2006

Water Users Challenge Constitutionality of 2003 Water Statute

Groups ask Attorney General to take steps to invalidate portions of Municipal Water Law 1338

From the Experts February 27, 2019

These Are States That Want to Make America’s Waters Burn Again

Attorney Janette Brimmer explains how polluter-friendly states are helping Trump attack the Clean Water Rule.

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.

From the Experts January 3, 2019

Making America’s Waters Burn Again

The Trump administration seeks to strip the Clean Water Act’s protections from an overwhelming number of our waterways. We're fighting back.

Press Release July 12, 2000


Today, Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund filed suit in federal district court on behalf of the Hïhïwai Stream Restoration Coalition and the Center for Biological Diversity to force the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) to carry out mandatory duties under the federal Clean Water Act needed to clean up Hawai’i’s polluted waters. Despite Hawai’i’s image…

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is once again attacking the EPA’s Clean Water Rule.
From the Experts December 4, 2018

Protecting the Clean Water Rule from Trump’s EPA

Recent court decisions affirm that federal agencies can’t deny protections to our nation’s waters without scientific support or input from the public.

Waste floats on the Colorado River near Yuma, Arizona, in 1972. Congress passed the Clean Water Act that year, establishing federal protection for all waters in the U.S.
(Charles O'Rear / National Archives)
Article April 21, 2020

What the Trump Administration Is Doing to Your Water

The administration is attempting to undo the landmark 1972 Clean Water Act. Read on to learn why you should be concerned.

case September 5, 2003

Washington State Municipal Water Law

In 2003, the Washington State legislature passed the Municipal Water Law, which promoted irresponsible sprawl development beyond wise use of our water resources and ultimately at the expense of junior water rights holders and stream flows for fish. The law redefined “municipal water supplier” to include any private developer with connections for 15 or more…

During Hurricane Florence, concentrated animal feeding operations like this one in Warsaw, North Carolina, flooded the surrounding community with hog waste.
(Justin Cook for Earthjustice)
Press Release October 26, 2022

Over Fifty Groups Petition EPA to Improve Oversight of Water Pollution from Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations

Scientific studies, community stories, and a new report on environmental justice show that industrial meat- and dairy-production facilities harm public health and the environment, especially in communities of color, low-income communities, and under-resourced rural communities nationwide

A conversation about cleaning up coal ash contaminating groundwater across America.
feature June 6, 2019

Insider Briefing: Coal’s Poisonous Legacy

Earthjustice attorneys and our client and partner in litigation, Prairie River Network discuss cleaning up coal ash contaminating groundwater in Illinois and across America.

Press Release October 29, 2010

Washington Supreme Court Rejects Citizen Challenge to Law Favoring Sprawl

Court decision encourages development, water speculation

Press Release June 13, 2008

Washington Law Favoring Developers and Sprawl Overturned

State water law found unconstitutional

The weaker, unprotective standards favored by EPA will not protect tribes and other consumers of fish caught in Washington’s waters.
(HLPhoto / Shutterstock)
Press Release April 11, 2019

Trump EPA Targets Washington State Clean Water Standards

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency memo reveals plan to return to weaker standards

feature November 3, 2012

Coal Ash: Reports & Publications

Read reports and analysis from Earthjustice and our partners, which document the growing public health threat from coal ash, the hazardous waste that remains after coal is burned.

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.

Press Release March 10, 2022

Legislators, Scientists, Advocates Outline Steps to Ensure New Yorkers Know What is in Their Water

Urge the Department of Health to set the lowest possible notification levels for 23 PFAS chemicals