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After years of inaction by the federal government, the Environmental Protection Agency has proposed long-overdue limits on six PFAS in drinking water. (Getty Images)
feature November 2, 2023

Inside EPA’s Roadmap on Regulating PFAS Chemicals

Toxic “forever chemicals” remain laxly regulated.

page July 24, 2023

The Hiring Process

Get hired: A guide to Earthjustice’s job application process and tips for success.

Document February 13, 2023

FOIA Appeal Docket No. GFO-2023-00170-F

Earthjustice respectfully appeals the decision of the Department of Energy / Golden Field Office (GFO) to withhold records in response to Earthjustice’s Freedom of Information Act request number GFO-2023-00170-F. Earthjustice’s FOIA request seeks “all submitted concept papers, related documents, written communications, and other information received in response to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law: Additional Clean Hydrogen Programs (Section 40314): Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs Funding Opportunity Announcement, #DE-FOA-0002779, issued by the Department of Energy’s Hydrogen Program on September 22, 2022, with concept papers due on November 7, 2022.”

Red knots, ruddy turnstones, dunlin and semipalmated sandpipers coming through the Delaware Bay near Fortescue, New Jersey, on May 23, 2022.
(Aristide Economopoulos for Earthjustice)
Article October 20, 2023

What a Shorebird Can Teach Us About the Biodiversity Crisis

Throughout the animal kingdom, increasing pressures from industry are putting endangered or threatened species like the red knot at risk.

Document February 28, 2023

Florida Assumption of 404 Permitting: Motion for Summary Judgment

Plaintiff conservation organizations bring this action to protect our Nation’s waters and the endangered species that rely on them. During the Trump Administration, Florida worked hand in glove with developers to achieve developers’ “holy grail”: state assumption over Section 404 of the Clean Water Act — which governs dredging and filling of many sensitive wetlands — in one of the most biodiverse states in the country. Between 2017 and 2020, the State and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, worked to make this dream a reality. The Defendants’ actions, however, violated multiple federal laws and must be set aside.

Document March 27, 2023

Motion for Summary Judgment: Florida Panther

The Florida panther is one of the most endangered species on the planet. Its only remaining habitat is in Southwest Florida, an area that is experiencing rapid growth and development. A series of road expansions in and around panther habitat by the Florida Department of Transportation, including the project at issue in this litigation, accommodate and spur this development. They also pose a major threat to the Florida panther, with vehicle strikes constituting one of the species’ leading causes of death.

The Greenidge Generation Bitcoin mining facility, along Seneca Lake in Dresden, NY, on Jul. 30, 2022. (Lauren Petracca for Earthjustice)
Press Release: Victory September 26, 2023

BREAKING: In New Decision, Judge Finds Greenidge Generation’s Air Permit Inconsistent with NYS Climate Law

The ruling finds that Greenidge Generation’s crypto mining pollution operations are inconsistent with and will interfere with the greenhouse gas emissions limits of New York’s Climate Law (the CLCPA), as the DEC found in June 2022

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.

Press Release April 5, 2023

Southwest Alaska Tribes Sue in Federal Court to Halt the Donlin Gold Mine

The massive proposed open-pit gold mine and its toxic chemicals threaten salmon, human health, and the Tribes’ traditional ways of life

Document June 13, 2023

Na Kia‘i Kai and Surfrider Foundation v County of Kauai Order

Plaintiffs Na Kia‘i Kai and Surfrider Foundation move for summary judgment against Defendants County of Kaua‘i and Director of the Department of Health Elizabeth Char on Plaintiffs’ claim that Defendants violated the Clean Water Act by discharging polluted water from the Kikiaola Harbor Drain into waters of the United States without a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit. The Court finds that Plaintiffs are entitled to summary judgment with respect to their claim.

Document March 15, 2022

Sage Grouse – Order on Phase 2 Summary Judgment Motions

Summary judgment order for phase two of the sage grouse case invalidating hundreds of oil and gas leases sold by the Trump administration. 

Document October 19, 2021

Homestead detention center FOIA lawsuit

Earthjustice, on behalf of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), sued in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to compel several federal agencies to respond to unanswered Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests regarding the Florida Homestead migrant detention center for unaccompanied children.

Press Release October 19, 2021

Grupos Ambientales y de Justicia Investigan A Gobierno Estadounidense Por Posible Exposición De Menores Migrantes A Sustancias Químicas Tóxicas

Defensores demandan a agencias federales para obtener más información sobre centro de detención con contaminantes como arsénico, plomo y mercurio.

Press Release October 24, 2007

Documents Reveal Political Meddling in Murrelet Decision

Julie MacDonald insisted on last minute changes to undermine bird’s protected status

Press Release October 19, 2021

Groups Probe Government Over Migrant Children’s Possible Exposure to Toxic Chemicals

Advocates sue federal agencies to learn more about Florida site with known contaminants, including arsenic, lead, and mercury

Document August 10, 2023

Attachments for Letter to HUD & EPA

Includes nearby sources to Ajax Facility, Flint Facilities Inspection Summary, and EGLE response to AJAX Asphalt Title VI Complaint.

An oil refinery looms over the west side of Port Arthur, TX.
(Eric Kayne for Earthjustice)
feature April 27, 2018

A Disaster In The Making

A new report documents how people have been left in harm’s way, as the Trump administration attempts to block the Chemical Disaster Rule.

Ominous wall cloud portending possible violent weather.
(Jerry Penry / NOAA / NWS)
Press Release September 17, 2019

Friends of the Earth and Earthjustice head to court over NOAA’s lack of FOIA transparency

Lawsuit challenges the agency’s unlawful year-long failure to respond requests