Library Search

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: 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: Victory April 9, 2024

Nueva Norma de la EPA Reducirá Toneladas de Emisiones Químicas Que Causan Cáncer

Las actualizaciones reducirán más de 6 mil toneladas de la contaminación del aire más dañina del país, incluidos carcinógenos como el óxido de etileno y el cloropreno

Press Release April 18, 2022

San Pedro River Named Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2022

Groundwater pumping, harmful development threaten endangered fish and wildlife 

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

Trucks and train cars carrying shipping containers line up at the Port of Oakland in California. (Justin Sullivan / Getty Images)
From the Experts February 22, 2024

A Common-sense Guide to Port Management: More people-centered policies, less pandering

The California State Assembly Select Committee on Ports and Goods Movement misses the mark by convening hearings on the impact of freight while focusing almost exclusively on industry needs.

page March 13, 2024

Our Board of Trustees

Earthjustice’s work is supported and guided by our Board of Trustees.

(Mitchell Gilbert para AIDA)
Press Release: Victory March 22, 2024

Fallo de la Corte IDH en Caso de La Oroya Sienta Precedente Clave para la ProtecciĂłn del Ambiente Sano

El tribunal estableció la responsabilidad del estado peruano en la violación de derechos de residentes de La Oroya, afectados por décadas de contaminación tóxica

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).

In the News: KQED March 26, 2024

San Francisco Will Continue Enforcing New-Building Gas Ban Despite Berkeley’s Repeal of Similar Rules

Matt Vespa, Attorney, Clean Energy Program: “Thankfully, since 2019, cities and local air quality agencies have developed a wide variety of policy paths to move forward, from energy codes to air quality protections, to protect their residents and help us all step into a zero-emissions future. The future is clean energy, and nothing can hold…

page January 8, 2024

Law Clerk Program

Earthjustice welcomes summer law clerks who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Only students who are currently enrolled in law school are eligible to apply.

Press Release December 21, 2020

Watershed Alliance Asks Court To Halt Massive San Pedro Development

Corps blindly issued critical permit for 12,000-acre development that threatens San Pedro River watershed without the comprehensive environmental review required by federal law

Map of smog air pollution by county in 2022. (Air Quality System Data / U.S. EPA)
feature November 29, 2023

What’s the state of smog pollution where you live?

Search by county to see the level of smog pollution in the air. Smog can trigger asthma attacks and increase the risk of heart and lung diseases.

Map of soot air pollution by county in 2022. (Air Quality System Data / U.S. EPA)
feature November 29, 2023

What’s the state of soot pollution where you live?

Search by county to see the level of soot pollution in the air. Soot causes death and serious health harms.

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.

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

Press Release December 2, 2020

Discovery Motion Granted in Fish & Wildlife Service’s San Pedro River Policy Reversal

For years, FWS said huge development near the river required a formal study. One phone call changed the agency’s position.