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Press Release May 15, 2007

Conservation Groups Speak Out on New Trade Policy

Statement by Defenders of Wildlife, Earthjustice, Friends of the Earth, Sierra Club

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Press Release December 14, 2005

Corporations Dominate Trade Panels that Set Global Health Policy

Corporations Dominate Trade Panels that Set Global Health Policy

Press Release November 9, 1999

Court Orders U.S. Trade Representative to Include Environmentalists on WTO Advisory Committees

A federal judge ordered the US Trade Representative, Charlene Barshefsky, to name at least one representative from the environmental community to each of two panels that advise her on negotiating strategy and other matters involving international trade in wood products and paper products.

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Press Release January 21, 2003

Federal Court Orders Bush Administration to Add Environmental Representative to Chemical Trade Advisory Panel

Third court decision against Bush administration on Trade Issues in Last Month

Press Release October 9, 2001

Public Interest Groups Sue U.S. Trade Representative for Concealing US-Chile Trade Negotiations From American People

Environmental and public interest groups filed suit in against US Trade Representative Robert Zoellick for stonewalling public access to the US negotiating position on the US-Chile Free Trade Agreement.

Press Release November 9, 2001

Groups Sue U.S. Trade Representative for Concealing Trade Negotiations

Environmental and public interest groups filed suit in US District Court in Washington, DC, for public disclosure of negotiations regarding the US-Chile Free Trade Agreement.

Press Release December 19, 2002

Bush Administration Defies Judicial Ruling

Fails to appoint environmentalist to key trade committee

Press Release March 31, 2011

Wide Range of Citizen Groups Band Together To Oppose Harmful and Undemocratic Policy Riders In Budget Bill

Groups representing millions of Americans tell White House and Senate to shut down any talk of policy riders in their work to fund the government

Press Release July 21, 1999

Environmentalists Sue Federal Government Over Biased World Trade Advisory Committees

In a lawsuit filed against the US Trade Representative and the US Department of Commerce, environmental groups accuse US trade policy makers of giving exclusive access to the timber industry in trade advisory committees while marginalizing environmental groups.

Press Release February 3, 2003

Bush Administration Finally Complies with Court Order to Release US-Chile Free Trade Pact Documents

FTAA negotiations next target for public access

Press Release November 23, 1999

Environmentalists Threaten Lawsuit Against U.S. Trade Representative Over Exclusion from from Chemical Advisory Body

Four environmental and consumer groups demanded that US Trade Representative Charlene Barshefsky expand the membership of a panel that advises her on trade in “Chemicals and Allied Products” to include non-industry representatives.

At the Oceti Sakowin Camp in 2016, Taylor Peterson, Katherine Morrisseau, Nancy Scanie, and Fawn Youngbear-Tibbetts (left to right). Clan Grandmother Nancy Scanie from Cold Lake Dene First Nation in Alberta Canada represented the Athabasca Keepers of the Water.
(Joey Podlubny / CC BY-NC 2.0)
feature October 27, 2021

6 Places Where the National Environmental Policy Act Made The Difference

One of the first lawsuits under the National Environmental Policy Act was brought — and won — by Earthjustice on behalf of the Sierra Club in 1971.

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.

Navajo community leader Daniel Tso speaks out against fracking at a meeting that was required under the National Environmental Policy Act. The law gives communities a chance to speak out against projects that will impact them.
(Steven St. John for Earthjustice)
feature January 9, 2023

The People’s Environmental Law: National Environmental Policy Act

The National Environmental Policy Act helps communities protect themselves from dangerous, rushed or poorly planned federal projects. Join us in advocating for it.

Press Release October 12, 1998

World Trade Organization Rules Against U.S. Sea Turtle Protection Law

Environmental and scientific communities denounce decision made in Geneva by the World Trade Organization which threatens to overturn a law designed to protect endangered sea turtles.

President Obama in the Oval Office.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Article June 25, 2015

Obama Is On a Fast Track to Solidify Secret European Trade Deal

Yesterday, the Senate granted President Obama the authority to negotiate at least two massive trade agreements, one of which you’ve probably never heard of.