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Press Release March 20, 2023

Texas’ Challenge Halts Biden’s Rule to Protect “Waters of the United States”

Decision blocks common-sense rule in Texas and Idaho that protects nation’s wetlands

Document March 19, 2023

WOTUS injunction decision in Texas/Idaho

WOTUS injunction decision in Texas/Idaho

Press Release March 14, 2023

EPA Propone Primeros Estándares De Agua Potable Para Sustancias Químicas Tóxicas PFAS

La propuesta de la EPA regularía seis productos químicos ampliamente utilizados dentro de la clase de miles de PFAS

Press Release March 14, 2023

EPA Proposes First Drinking Water Standards for Toxic PFAS

EPA’s proposal would regulate six widely used chemicals within the class of thousands of PFAS

The Clean Water Rule is a vital part of the nation's water infrastructure.
(Kichigan / Shutterstock)
Press Release March 9, 2023

House of Representatives Votes to Gut Clean Water Protections

Earthjustice condemns Congressional Review Act vote to invalidate President Biden’s Clean Water Restoration Rule.

In the News: St. Louis Dispatch March 9, 2023

Attorneys ask judge to rule that Cahokia Heights is violating Clean Water Act

Courtney Bowie, Managing Attorney, Northeast Office: “We don’t really need to go to trial over this. The court can just rule that the Clean Water Act has been violated, and we can just then focus on how to remedy that problem.”

A marsh at sunset in Beaufort, South Carolina. (Teresa Kopec / Getty Images)
Article March 1, 2023

In the Fight for Clean Water, Industry Spreads Disinformation

Some lawmakers and their industry supporters are spreading clean water myths. Here are the facts.

Press Release: Victory March 1, 2023

In Response to Lawsuit, EPA Announces Timeline for First Revisions to Slaughterhouse Water Pollution Standards in Nearly Twenty Years

EPA agrees to strengthen standards for the nation’s largest industrial source of phosphorus pollution — and second-largest industrial source of nitrogen pollution — by 2025

A few hundred supporters of clean water rallied outside the Supreme Court on Oct. 3, 2022, as the court heard oral arguments in Sackett v. EPA.
(Melissa Lyttle for Earthjustice)
From the Experts February 23, 2023

Justices’ Clean Water Act Queries Hint At Search For Balance

At oral argument in Sackett v. EPA, some justices struggled to square simplistic industry arguments with science and common sense.

Canoeing the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Northern Minnesota. (Brad Zweerink / Earthjustice)
Article January 26, 2023

We Just Protected a Pristine Midwest Wilderness from Mining

Dangerous mining plans threatened to ruin a pristine wilderness and a town’s thriving economy. Until we stepped in.

Document January 4, 2023

Apalachicola River case brief

This case will decide whether the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers may evade its duty to analyze the devastating environmental impact of its actions on Florida’s Apalachicola River, floodplain, and bay, and to mitigate its actions’ adverse effects in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basin.

Wetlands on South Carolina's Kiawah Island.
(Daniela Duncan / Getty Images)
Update January 3, 2023

Biden Strengthens Protections for Thousands of Nation’s Waterways

The Biden Administration is expanding protections for waters in the United States through an updated rule to the Clean Water Act. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court is still sitting on a case that could gut the Clean Water Act altogether.

Press Release December 30, 2022

EPA Finalizes Rule Protecting ‘Waters of the United States’

Supreme Court overreach may weaken EPA’s science-based rule

Press Release: Victory December 20, 2022

Conowingo Dam’s Relicensing is Illegal, Federal Court Rules

Millions of tons of pollution pass through the dam into the Susquehanna River and Chesapeake Bay

From the Experts December 13, 2022

Pollution from the Largest, Dirtiest Meat- and Dairy-Production Facilities Worsens Injustice. We’re Calling for Change.

EPA’s current approach to CAFO permitting exposes millions of people to harm, in violation of the Clean Water Act, as well as executive orders aimed at advancing environmental justice.

Bay Mills Community
(Photo courtesy of Whitney Gravelle)
feature November 3, 2022

One Tribe’s Fight to Protect the Great Lakes

The Anishinaabe people are fighting efforts to extend the life of a dangerous oil pipeline that runs through its tribal territory and one of the world’s most sensitive ecosystems.

During Hurricane Florence, concentrated animal feeding operations like this one in Warsaw, North Carolina, flooded the surrounding community with hog waste.
(Justin Cook for Earthjustice)
Press Release October 26, 2022

Over Fifty Groups Petition EPA to Improve Oversight of Water Pollution from Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations

Scientific studies, community stories, and a new report on environmental justice show that industrial meat- and dairy-production facilities harm public health and the environment, especially in communities of color, low-income communities, and under-resourced rural communities nationwide