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document May 22, 2024

Coalition Letter Opposing House Farm Bill

Organizations express opposition to the 2024 Farm Bill. Objections center around changes to the National Environmental Policy Act and the Endangered Species Act contained within Title VIII: Forestry.

Hawaiian petrel chick in its burrow. (Andre Raine / Kaua'i Endangered Seabird Recovery Project)
Press Release May 2, 2024

Second Lawsuit Filed to Protect Hawaiian Petrels at Maui’s Grand Wailea Resort

Two years after the parties reached a settlement agreement, lights at the luxury resort continue to harm Hawaiian petrel chicks migrating out to sea

document May 2, 2024

Complaint: Hawaiian Petrel – Grand Wailea Resort

A coalition of conservation groups filed a second lawsuit to protect Hawaiian petrels (ʻuaʻu) from dangerous lights used by the Grand Wailea Resort on Maui. Hawaiian petrels are protected as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act. Today’s lawsuit was filed by Earthjustice on behalf of Conservation Council for Hawaiʻi and the Center for Biological Diversity.

(Steve Geer / Getty Images)
From the Experts April 30, 2024

Congress is Trying to Weaken the Endangered Species Act. Again.

A new bill to remove ESA protections needed for wolves and grizzly bears has been proposed.

document April 29, 2024

Letter in Opposition to the “Trust the Science Act”

H.R. 764, the “Trust the Science Act,” undermines the integrity of the Endangered Species Act by forcing the reinstatement of the Trump administration’s scientifically indefensible rule delisting the gray wolf.

Earthjustice President Abbie Dillen (center) joined Earthjustice staff and clients for a White House signing of the historic Columbia River Basin agreement.
From the Experts April 12, 2024

Charting a Path Forward to Recover Salmon in the Columbia River Basin

A ceremonial signing at the White House in February honored decades of hard work and solidified partnerships to recover salmon while pointing to significant work that lays ahead.

In the News: CNN March 28, 2024

Biden administration strengthens Endangered Species Act protections weakened under Trump

Drew Caputo, VP of Litigation for Lands, and Wildlife, Oceans: “There’s a climate crisis and there’s also a biodiversity crisis. I think a lot of people think the climate crisis is the main driver of the biodiversity crisis — that’s not true. It’s habitat destruction.”

A gray wolf howls in the woods of the the upper Midwest. (Jerry & Barb Jividen / Getty Images)
Press Release March 28, 2024

Earthjustice Responds to Biden Administration’s Final Endangered Species Act Rulemaking

Biden administration falls short of fully restoring ESA

In the News: Public News Service March 27, 2024

Partial shutdown of crab fishing season considered to protect whales

Andrea Treece, Attorney, Oceans Program: “We leave too much gear on the water too late in the season; we wait until the risk is elevated. Too often, it’s too late to protect those whales. And so we need to really learn our lesson from the past.”

Grizzly bear near Canyon, Yellowstone National Park. (Neal Herbert / NPS)
Article March 20, 2024

3 Amazing Mammals Earthjustice Is Fighting For

Here’s how we’re using the Endangered Species Act as a powerful legal tool to protect imperiled animals.

A Rice’s whale, one of Earth’s rarest whales. (Lisa Conger / Beth Josephson / Permit #21938 / NOAA Fisheries)
Update March 19, 2024

Less Than 100 Left: Help Save the Rice’s Whale From Extinction

Earthjustice fights to protect endangered species like the Gulf of Mexico Rice’s whale and the habitats they need to survive.

Montana’s cold, clean streams contain some of the last prime habitat in the United States for threatened bull trout, whose historic range has shrunk by half.
(Joel Sartore / National Geographic Stock / U.S. FWS)
Press Release: Victory March 13, 2024

Court Again Finds Flathead National Forest Roadbuilding Harms Grizzly Bears and Bull Trout

Forest Service and Fish and Wildlife Service did not lawfully examine impacts to species

Pelicans flying home to roost over salt marsh at Hunting Island State Park in South Carolina near Beaufort. (Teresa Kopec / Getty Images)
Press Release March 6, 2024

Earthjustice Blasts Attacks on Endangered Species Act in ‘America’s Wildlife Habitat Conservation Act’

New legislation would weaken the ESA while gutting species conservation programs

document March 6, 2024

Opposition letter to ESA changes in AWHCA

70+ organizations express strong opposition to H.R. 7408, the America’s Wildlife Habitat and Conservation Act. This bill is a transparent attempt to weaken the Endangered Species Act and hamstring the conservation of our most imperiled species and their habitats.

In the News: Politico February 23, 2024

Permitting ‘Chaos’: Florida DEP to seek stay of judge’s wetlands ruling

Tania Galloni, Managing Attorney, Florida Office: “The judge got it right. There’s a lot of reasons this program is illegal.”

A fishing crew member carries a salmon to the hold of boat in Washington State. (Thomas Barwick / Getty images)
Press Release February 22, 2024

Swinomish Tribal Community Demands EPA Act to Stop Harm to Lower Skagit River Salmon From Temperature Pollution

Ongoing violations of temperature standards for 20 years harm ESA-listed salmon populations; Tribe provides notice to sue EPA

The Puyallup River, with Mount Tahoma (Rainier) in the background. (David Seibold / CC BY-NC 2.0)
Update February 22, 2024

In a Win for Endangered Salmon, Court Orders Puyallup River Dam Removal

Electron Dam has been harming Chinook salmon, steelhead, and trout for nearly 100 years. With part of the dam gone, the river will flow naturally for the first time in almost a century.

In the News: Florida Phoenix February 22, 2024

Court ruling stops Florida’s sloppy wetlands permitting, saves panthers

Tania Galloni, Managing Attorney, Florida Office: “’It’s hard’ is NOT a reason to not comply with federal law.”