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Power lines near Pittsburgh, Penn. (Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
feature June 17, 2024

El público versus las compañías eléctricas

Earthjustice trabaja por una transición más rápida y justa a energía limpia. Esta labor se hace ante las comisiones de servicios públicos alrededor del país.

In the News: Desert News June 12, 2024

The Supreme Court decision that could rock Utah

Heidi McIntosh, Managing Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office, Earthjustice: “Utah’s argument that the president may only designate small monuments centered on specific sites is just wrong. In 1920, the Supreme Court upheld President Teddy Roosevelt’s use of the Antiquities Act to protect 800,000 acres in Arizona when he declared the Grand Canyon a national monument. In…

A view of the northwest section of the Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni - Ancestral Footprints of the Grand Canyon National Monument in Arizona. (U.S. Department of the Interior)
Press Release April 25, 2024

Conservation Groups Defend Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni National Monument, Antiquities Act

Motion to intervene filed in support of President Biden’s monument designation near Grand Canyon

A ‘ua‘u (Hawaiian petrel) chick in its burrow. (Andre Raine / U.S. FWS)
Press Release June 10, 2024

Groups Seek Court Order to Protect Endangered Seabirds from Resort Lights

Grand Wailea must keep lights off to avoid killing and injuring Hawaiian petrels

The northeast corner of Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni - Ancestral Footprints of the Grand Canyon National Monument in northern Arizona. (Ben Arnoldy / Earthjustice)
From the Experts April 26, 2024

Defending the Antiquities Act and Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni National Monument

Attacks on the Antiquities Act are not new. Earthjustice and our partners continue to fight back.

Hawaiian petrel chick in its burrow. (Andre Raine / Kaua'i Endangered Seabird Recovery Project)
Press Release May 2, 2024

Second Lawsuit Filed to Protect Hawaiian Petrels at Maui’s Grand Wailea Resort

Two years after the parties reached a settlement agreement, lights at the luxury resort continue to harm Hawaiian petrel chicks migrating out to sea

document April 25, 2024

Motion to Intervene: Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni – Ancestral Footprints of the Grand Canyon National Monument

Conservation groups filed a motion to intervene in defense of President Biden’s designation of Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni – Ancestral Footprints of the Grand Canyon National Monument in Arizona.

A threatened Mardon skipper butterfly basks in the sun at Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. This butterfly is native to the Pacific Northwest region of North America and relies on specific grasses such as Idaho Fescue and Bluebunch Wheatgrass as host plants. The Mardon skipper is a species of conservation concern and its populations have been declining due to habitat loss and degradation. (Seth Coulter / BLM)
Press Release March 25, 2024

Supreme Court Denies Timber Industry Requests to Review Expansion of Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

Decision ensures that southwest Oregon rivers, fish, and wildlife remain protected

Bears Ears National Monument. (Steven St. John for Earthjustice)
Press Release: Victory August 11, 2023

Court Dismisses Utah Suits, Upholds Presidential Authority to Establish National Monuments

Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments remain safe

The Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument.
(NOAA Okeanos Explorer)
Press Release June 5, 2024

Second Annual ‘Upwell: A Wave of Ocean Justice’ Symposium Spotlights Ocean Justice Leadership

Advocates representative of historically-excluded and marginalized communities gathered to center ocean justice ahead of World Ocean Day

The Procession Panel in Bears Ears National Monument is at least 1,000 years old.
(Photo courtesy of Marc Toso)
Update August 11, 2023

Judge Throws Out Lawsuits Attacking Two Priceless National Monuments

This win advances two goals at the heart of Earthjustice’s mission: protecting public lands and facing down the destructive threat of fossil fuels.

Press Release November 22, 2022

Conservation Groups Intervene To Protect Utah Monuments, Antiquities Act

Four Tribes intervened last week in lawsuits attacking Antiquities Act

In the News: San Francisco Chronicle March 25, 2024

Mountainous national monument on California-Oregon border survives major legal challenge

Kristen Boyles, Managing Attorney, Northwest Office: “It’s been many years now of litigation, fighting to protect this remarkable place, and phew, we’re done. The monument and its expansion, it’s now the law of the land. People should go visit this summer. It’s a beautiful place.”

Press Release August 24, 2022

Conservation Groups Respond to Utah Lawsuit Challenging National Monuments Restoration

We will stand up to Utah’s challenge of President Biden’s Restoration of the Bear’s Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments

Wetlands and streams most in danger after the U.S. Supreme Court’s "Sackett v. EPA" ruling.
feature May 14, 2024

Wetlands and Streams Most in Danger After the U.S. Supreme Court’s Sackett v. EPA Ruling

The United States has at least 290 million acres of wetlands, and at least 200 million miles of life-giving streams.

A threatened Mardon skipper butterfly basks in the sun at Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. This butterfly is native to the Pacific Northwest region of North America and relies on specific grasses such as Idaho Fescue and Bluebunch Wheatgrass as host plants. The Mardon skipper is a species of conservation concern and its populations have been declining due to habitat loss and degradation. (Seth Coulter / BLM)
Press Release: Victory July 18, 2023

Court Affirms Expanded Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

Second federal appeals court protects Monument and the rare and beautiful plant and animal species that live there

The Kaibab National Forest, just south of the Grand Canyon National Park. (Wirestock / Getty Images)
Update August 8, 2023

New National Monument Protects Grand Canyon Region from Uranium Mining

Heeding calls from tribal leaders, President Biden designated nearly a million acres as Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni – Ancestral Footprints of the Grand Canyon National Monument.

Press Release March 20, 2023

Conservation groups granted intervention to defend Utah national monuments

Tribes granted separate motion to intervene in December