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Press Release: Victory September 30, 2009

Court Rules That Southern California Forest Plans Violate Federal Environmental Laws

Forest Service ignored effects of development on 974,000 roadless acres

Press Release April 21, 2022

Conservation Groups Welcome Biden Order on Climate Forests

Executive order launches process for protecting mature and old-growth forests on federal lands

Press Release November 14, 2022

Report: U.S. Agencies Undermine Biden’s Pledge to Protect Climate-Saving Forests

Failure to protect mature and old-growth forests from logging risks global credibility on forest conservation

Press Release August 30, 2022

More Than 122,000 Call For Protecting Mature, Old-growth Federal Forests and Trees From Logging

Mature and old-growth forests store and sequester a vast amount of carbon, making them an essential resource for achieving our nation’s climate commitments

Press Release November 5, 2020

Environmental and Consumer Advocates Ask California Agency to Fine SoCalGas $255 Million for Abusing Funds to Subvert Climate Action

Brief filed before the California Public Utilities Commission details six years of SoCalGas efforts to weaken federal, state, and city climate regulations

An overhead photo of SoCalGas's leaking Aliso Canyon well pad in 2015, which polluted the Porter Ranch community in Los Angeles County in California's largest climate disaster.
(Earthworks / CC BY 2.0)
Press Release April 22, 2021

California Finds Southern California Gas Company Inflicted “Appreciable Harm” in Climate Obstruction and Abuse of Funds, but Fails to Levy Penalty

Decision from the California Public Utilities Commission not nearly enough to hold SoCalGas accountable for web of deceit

Press Release March 30, 2023

Department of Interior moves to protect mature and old-growth trees and forests from logging

Wide-ranging rule will include Bureau of Land Management forest policies

Tongass National Forest.
(Mark Meyer / USDA)
Update April 21, 2023

Now is the Time to Speak Up for Climate Forests

The U.S. Forest Service announced a pathway for preserving mature and old-growth forests, which have been under threat from logging and climate change.

The Aliso Canyon gas and oil field, photographed from Mission Point.
From the Experts June 20, 2019

Report: Utility’s Negligence to Blame for Los Angeles Methane Disaster

A pattern of deception and neglect led SoCalGas to disregard obvious safety measures that could have prevented the largest methane leak in U.S. history.

Article April 8, 2011

Why I Fight For Our Forests: Earthjustice's Rebecca Judd

National forests are the single largest source of clean drinking water in the United States, serving 124 million Americans. Rebecca Judd, legislative counsel for Earthjustice, based in Washington, D.C., discusses her work to protect forests.

page February 11, 2014

Our Team

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…

Article April 5, 2011

Why I Fight For Our Forests: Earthjustice's Kristen Boyles

Q & As with attorney Kristen Boyles, who works to protect our nation's forests and their critical natural resources and wildlife.

Press Release June 23, 2022

Logging Mature and Old Trees Threatens U.S. Climate Goals

New Vilsack guidance to Forest Service falls short of protecting key forests

Press Release: Victory December 15, 2010

Agreement Protects 1 Million Acres of Roadless Areas in SoCal Forests

Home to California condors, arroyo toads, other imperiled species

Press Release April 20, 2023

Forest Service takes key step toward first national rule to protect mature, old-growth trees, forests

Announcement advances Biden’s 2022 Earth Day Executive Order

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 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

feature August 31, 2018

On the U.S. Army Corps’ Aug. 31 Decision on the Dakota Access Pipeline

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a brief decision on Aug. 31, 2018, affirming its original decision to issue a construction permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline. Attorney Jan Hasselman explains what it means.