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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

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.

feature October 7, 2022

La Energía Solar En Techos y Su Almacenamiento Distribuido De Baterías Garantizará Electricidad Confiable y Asequible Para Los Puertorriqueños

Es tanta la luz solar que recibe Puerto Rico en el transcurso de un año que puede generar más energía de la suficiente para satisfacer su demanda.

Volunteers with the group Comunidad Guayamesa Unidos por tu Salud install a solar power system in the home of community member in the Puente de Jobos neighborhood of Guayama, P.R., on Mar. 20, 2021. (Erika P. Rodríguez for Earthjustice)
feature October 7, 2022

Distributed rooftop solar and battery storage will ensure reliable and affordable electricity for all Puerto Ricans

Puerto Rico receives an abundance of sunlight year-round that can generate more than enough energy to meet demand.

feature November 3, 2022

Mapping the Coal Ash Contamination

746 coal ash units in 43 states and Puerto Rico have reported information in compliance with federal coal ash safeguards since 2015. Here’s what the data said.

Press Release January 12, 2021

Conservation Groups to EPA: Assault on Law, Science, and Public Voice Will Not Be Tolerated

Federal lawsuit filed to uphold EPA’s Yazoo Pumps veto

Press Release July 29, 2021

Report: Cleaning Up Toxic Coal Ash Creates Local Jobs, Protects Public Health, and Restores the Environment

Analysis by economists and environmental engineers demonstrates removing ash is better than the cap-in-place method

Press Release June 3, 2021

Poll: Nevada Voters Represented by Reps. Lee, Horsford Rate Climate Provisions of Infrastructure Plan Highly

Proposal builds bridges across party lines in Nevada’s 3rd, 4th Congressional Districts

Press Release June 3, 2021

Poll: Michigan voters represented by Reps. Slotkin, Stevens rate climate provisions of infrastructure plan highly

Proposal builds bridges across party lines in Michigan’s 8th, 11th Congressional Districts

This photo provided by the executive director of Equity Legal Services in spring 2022 shows the pervasive flooding in Centreville. Equity Legal Services is one of several organizations representing residents in a legal challenge to address the sanitation crisis.
(Photo courtesy of Nicole Nelson)
Article June 2, 2022

One Year Later and Still Waiting for Change

Legal organizations demand action on Illinois sewage crisis

Press Release May 20, 2022

Earthjustice Cheers Launch of EPA Clean School Bus Program

With funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the program will distribute $5 billion dollars over the next five years to help localities electrify their school bus fleets

Press Release: Victory March 18, 2022

Major Court Victory for Communities Fighting Air Pollution in South Africa

Earthjustice celebrates with South African partners the landmark judgment by the High Court recognizing the poor air quality in South Africa’s Mpumalanga Highveld region as a breach of residents’ constitutional right to a healthy environment.

A young supporter of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, outside the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., on September 6, 2016, where an emergency motion for a temporary restraining order to prevent further destruction of the Tribe’s sacred sites was heard.
(Michael Kennedy for Earthjustice)
feature March 18, 2020

DAPL Update: Tribe Asks Court to Shut Down DAPL Due to Failed Remand; Massive Pipeline Expansion Planned

Earthjustice attorney Jan Hasselman explains the significance of the legal development.

page March 7, 2022

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Press Release July 22, 2010

Groups Seeking Ban on Toxic Pesticide Go to Federal Court

Outlawed in homes and gardens, pesticide is still sprayed on food crops

Press Release October 21, 2021

Snake River: Conservation & Fishing Groups Agree to Pause Litigation, Discuss Long-Term, Comprehensive Solution to Aid Struggling Salmon

Federal agencies agree to stop-gap measures for dam operations in 2022

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 11, 2021

UN Committee on the Rights of the Child Turns Its Back on Climate Change Petition from Greta Thunberg and Children from Around the World

The Committee instructs the youth to each file claims in 5 countries, squander years in procedural delays, and then return to the UN after they’ve lost in national courts. The message to children is “You’re on your own.”