Library Search

A fishing crew member carries a salmon to the hold of boat in Washington State. (Thomas Barwick / Getty images)
Press Release February 22, 2024

Swinomish Tribal Community Demands EPA Act to Stop Harm to Lower Skagit River Salmon From Temperature Pollution

Ongoing violations of temperature standards for 20 years harm ESA-listed salmon populations; Tribe provides notice to sue EPA

A Florida panther at White Oak Conservation Center, Florida. (Frans Lanting / National Geographic)
Press Release: Victory February 16, 2024

Federal Court Strikes Down EPA Approval of Florida Wetlands Program

Judge finds EPA and USFWS failed to comply with Endangered Species Act

In the News: Orlando Sentinel February 9, 2024

Florida could remove majority of climate change references from state law

Bradley Marshall, Attorney, Florida Office: “It does send a statement that even though we are seeing the impacts of climate change increasing every year in the state — more people being impacted by stronger hurricanes, we’re seeing sea level rise, we’re seeing hotter summers — that we don’t think that is something we should be…

The Tongass is America’s largest national forest.
(Brian Logan / U.S. Forest Service)
Press Release January 30, 2024

Alaska Native Tribes, Southeast Alaska Businesses and Forest Advocates Defend Tongass National Forest’s Roadless Rule

Legal intervention seeks to retain forest protections that support Tribes, communities, and sustainable local economies

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.

A wild wolverine kit playing on the snow outside of a rendezvous site in the Northern Rockies (Steven Gnam)
Press Release: Victory November 29, 2023

Wolverine Receives Much-Needed Endangered Species Act Protections

Fish and Wildlife Service to list species as threatened following decades of litigation

Rice's whale — a new species of whale recognized in 2021, previously known as a subpopulation of Bryde's whale, endemic to the Gulf of Mexico.
(NOAA Fisheries)
Article November 17, 2023

Fossil Fuel-Friendly Ruling Endangers the Last Gulf of Mexico Whales

As scientists gathered at the Smithsonian to discuss the significance of the new-to-science whale, a court decision has further jeopardized the already critically endangered whale.

The Gulf of Mexico whale is a member of the baleen whale family Balaenopteridae. With likely fewer than 100 individuals remaining, Rice's whales are one of the most endangered whales in the world. (NOAA)
Press Release October 25, 2023

House Republican Legislation Would Gut Protections for Critically Endangered Gulf of Mexico Rice’s Whales

H.R. 6008 would leave in place a Trump-era biological opinion that fails to sufficiently protect Rice’s whales, leaving them highly vulnerable to oil spills and vessel strikes

Grizzly bear near Canyon, Yellowstone National Park. (Neal Herbert / NPS)
Article October 27, 2023

3 Amazing Mammals Earthjustice Is Fighting For

As the Endangered Species Act celebrates its 50th anniversary, here’s how we’re using this powerful legal tool to protect imperiled animals.

The golden-cheeked warbler photographed in Austin, Texas. (Sergio Flores for Earthjustice )
Article October 26, 2023

How a Little Bird is Helping Earthjustice Defend Biodiversity

Saving the endangered golden-cheeked warbler will help us protect an abundance of plants and animals in the Texas Hill Country.

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.

An aerial photo of a Gulf of Mexico whale, or Rice’s whale, swimming in the gulf. With likely fewer than 100 individuals remaining, Gulf of Mexico whales are one of the most endangered whales in the world. (NOAA)
Press Release August 24, 2023

Lawsuit Spurs Agreement to Better Protect Endangered Rice’s Whale From Offshore Drilling

Settlement agreement pauses oil and gas leasing in whale habitat and slows vessel traffic for Gulf of Mexico whales on brink of extinction while officials re-evaluate protections

Bison are a keystone species, creating a cascade of environmental conditions that benefit countless other wildlife. As bison graze, they prune and encourage growth of native grasses, fertilize the soils, and carve out habitat for smaller creatures. The Northern Rockies office has protected bison and their iconic prairie ecosystem for decades. (Ami Vitale for Earthjustice)
feature August 7, 2023

Northern Rockies

Highlights of how Earthjustice’s Northern Rockies office has leveraged the power of partnership and the law to defend communities, sacred lands and wildlife, and clean air and water.

An industrial shellfish dredge boat with a trailing plume of churned-up sediment in Oyster Bay Harbor, which includes portions of the Congressman Lester Wolff Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge.  (Eric Gulbransen / North Oyster Bay Baymen’s Association)
Press Release April 26, 2023

Shellfish Harvesters and Conservationists Challenge U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Refusal to Oversee Industrial Shellfish Dredging in Long Island Refuge

Lawsuit takes aim at agency’s long-term failure to examine whether industrial shellfish dredging conflicts with Refuge’s wildlife-protection purposes

Press Release March 23, 2021

Conservation Groups Ask Court to Reinstate Protections on 3.4 Million Acres of Critical Northern Spotted Owl Habitat

Legal action seeks to reverse Trump administration’s dismantling of environmental protections for Northwest’s disappearing old-growth forests

First light strikes the summit of Mount Moran, painting the sky orange as a female grizzly wades a shallow bend in the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. (Photo courtesy of Thomas D. Mangelsen)
feature April 4, 2022

What is the Biodiversity Crisis?

Nearly 40% all species may face extinction by the end of this century. Here’s how we can save them.

Caribou graze near fossil fuel pipelines in Alaska’s Western Arctic in the Lake Teshekpuk area. (Kiliii Yuyan for Earthjustice)
Article March 16, 2023

There’s a Biodiversity Crisis, and Oil and Gas Are Making It Worse

The web of life is in danger of collapsing, due in large part to climate change, pollution, and habitat destruction caused by the fossil fuel industry. We’re working to protect species from these threats.

Press Release: Victory November 9, 2021

Conservation Groups Relieved Protections Will Remain for 3.4 Million Acres of Critical Northern Spotted Owl Habitat

Critical habitat rule reverses Trump administration’s dismantling of environmental protections for Northwest old-growth forests