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Press Release March 20, 2023

Conservation groups granted intervention to defend Utah national monuments

Tribes granted separate motion to intervene in December

Document March 20, 2023

Monuments Decision on Motion to Intervene

A Utah federal judge has granted a motion to intervene filed by conservation groups in defense of the Biden administration’s restoration of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments.

A Conoco-Phillips drill site in the Western Arctic.
(ConocoPhillips Company)
Article March 16, 2023

The Willow Project Has Been Approved. Now What?

The system that greenlights oil-drilling on public lands is broken. Here’s how to fix it and avoid more carbon bombs.

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers his inaugural address on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021.
(Alex Wong / Getty Images)
Press Release March 9, 2023

Broad Coalition of Climate & Environmental Groups Respond to President Biden’s FY24 Budget

The groups also committed to continue defending the vital funding doled out by the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and to fight for a clean energy future, while challenging the extremist politicians who are threatening to cut critical funding for environmental agencies and programs.

Document February 8, 2023

NGO Letter for HNRC Committee Hearing Unleashing American Energy

Fifty environmental, Indigenous, and justice organizations sent a letter to House Natural Resources Committee Chair Bruce Westerman, Ranking Member Raúl Grijalva, and the members of the committee urging for strong mining reforms to protect people and special places from the environmental and health impacts of poorly regulated mining.

Press Release February 8, 2023

House Republicans Offer Free-For-All Energy Destruction on Public Lands, Groups Urge Responsible Mining Reforms

Ahead of House Natural Resources hearing, environmental organizations urge Congress to put people over polluters and protect communities and special places

Press Release February 7, 2023

After State of the Union, Earthjustice Calls for President Biden to Finish the Job on Climate and Environmental Justice

“We look forward to partnering with his administration, holding it accountable, and continuing the fight to meet our climate goals and promises to environmental justice communities.”

Press Release January 27, 2023

National Coalition Launches Community and Equity-Driven Agenda for Nature

Coalition brings diverse experiences to the frontline fight that will save 30 percent of US land, fresh water and ocean by 2030

Document January 27, 2023

Letter on Strategic Production Response Act

Earthjustice joined 35 other environmental and good governance organizations in sending a letter to members of Congress urging them to reject the Strategic Production Response Act.

Press Release: Victory January 25, 2023

U.S. Forest Service restores critical protections to Tongass National Forest

The National Roadless Rule was rolled back for America’s last great rainforest by the Trump administration, threatening millions of acres of undeveloped national forest lands

feature January 25, 2023

This Dreamy Alaskan Rainforest is a Buffer Against Climate Change

Thanks to collective advocacy, 9 million acres of Tongass National Forest are no longer threatened by new clear-cut logging.

Located in Alaska's panhandle, the Tongass is the country's largest national forest—and home to nearly one-third of all old-growth temperate rainforest remaining in the entire world.
(Lee Prince / Shutterstock)
From the Experts December 20, 2022

Historic Agreement Reached to Protect 30% of Planet’s Lands and Oceans

The Biden administration must lead the U.S. in reversing the biodiversity crisis at this pivotal moment

Press Release December 19, 2022

Earthjustice Statement on Convention on Biological Diversity Agreement

Countries agree to protect 30% of planet's lands and oceans by 2030

Press Release December 7, 2022

Uranium Mine Gears Up Near Grand Canyon National Park

Senate must pass permanent Grand Canyon mining ban before 117th Congress ends

Press Release November 22, 2022

Conservation Groups Intervene To Protect Utah Monuments, Antiquities Act

Four Tribes intervened last week in lawsuits attacking Antiquities Act

Document November 22, 2022

Motion to Intervene – Utah Monuments Suit

Conservation groups filed a motion to intervene in two lawsuits challenging President Biden’s restoration of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments.

Document November 22, 2022

Motion to Intervene – Dalton Monuments Suit

Conservation groups filed a motion to intervene in two lawsuits challenging President Biden’s restoration of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments.

Kendall Edmo, with her two year old daughter, in the Badger-Two Medicine.
(Rebecca Drobis for Earthjustice)
feature November 15, 2022

Too Sacred To Drill

As Earthjustice built its legal case to protect the Badger-Two Medicine area, the Blackfeet Nation built a movement, drawn together by collective outrage over the oil industry’s demands to drill a treasured landscape.