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Press Release May 19, 2023

Earthjustice Praises Reintroduction of Mining Reform Legislation, Hails It as Necessary Step for Securing Sustainable Clean Energy Supply Chains

“Transition minerals will help power our shift to clean energy, but current mining laws and regulations fail to protect the communities, sacred sites, and water resources most impacted by mining practices.”

Press Release May 18, 2023

Following Release of Interior Department Mining Guidance, Earthjustice Continues Sounding the Alarm on Dangerous Congressional Mining Legislation

“We don’t have to make the false choice between mineral mining and protecting communities, the environment, and sacred sites. We can do both.”

Press Release April 28, 2023

Earthjustice Opposes Save Our Sequoias Act

The bill would weaken existing environmental laws and could potentially expedite harmful logging operations in sequoia groves.

Press Release April 26, 2023

Earthjustice Condena ‘Ley de Incumplimiento de EE.UU.’, Exhorta Al Senado Y Casa Blanca A Rechazarla

El presidente de la cámara, Kevin McCarthy, cede ante las voces más extremistas de su partido para promover una agenda anti-energía limpia y pro-contaminación

Storm clouds pass over the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. (Architect of the Capitol)
Press Release April 26, 2023

Earthjustice Condemns the “Default on America Act,” Urges Senate and White House to Reject It

“It’s not a serious proposal, but instead a litany of damaging policies aimed at sacrificing the health and safety of our communities and catering to polluting industries.”

Press Release April 25, 2023

Earthjustice Blasts Mining Bill That Perpetuates Broken Status Quo

“This legislation is a wholesale giveaway to mining companies.”

Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument is the United States’ first monument protected for its biodiversity. (Joe Brumm / BLM)
Press Release: Victory April 24, 2023

Appellate Court Upholds Expanded Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

Major victory for the Monument and the spectacular variety of plants, fish, and wildlife that depend on the Monument’s ecological integrity

Document April 24, 2023

Court Ruling – Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument Expansion Upheld

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the expansion of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument made by President Obama in January 2017.

Press Release April 20, 2023

Forest Service takes key step toward first national rule to protect mature, old-growth trees, forests

Announcement advances Biden’s 2022 Earth Day Executive Order

Press Release March 30, 2023

Department of Interior moves to protect mature and old-growth trees and forests from logging

Wide-ranging rule will include Bureau of Land Management forest policies

A California spotted owl perches on a tree. (Rick Kuyper / USFWS)
From the Experts March 24, 2023

Protecting the Sierra Species

The California spotted owl is the last of four native Sierra Nevada species to receive Endangered Species Act protection in the culmination of a 30-year legal fight.

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.”