Library Search More Search Options Looking for more? Visit Career Opportunities to join our team at Earthjustice Visit Action Alerts for ways to get involved and take action Visit Our Team to meet Earthjustice's senior leadership and program staff Press Release: Victory August 11, 2023 Court Dismisses Utah Suits, Upholds Presidential Authority to Establish National Monuments Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments remain safe Document August 11, 2023 Utah Monuments Dismissal A Utah federal judge dismissed two lawsuits, led by the state of Utah, that attempted to undo President Biden’s restoration of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments and attacked the Antiquities Act as unlawful. Update August 11, 2023 Judge Throws Out Lawsuits Attacking Two Priceless National Monuments This win advances two goals at the heart of Earthjustice’s mission: protecting public lands and facing down the destructive threat of fossil fuels. Update August 8, 2023 New National Monument Protects Grand Canyon Region from Uranium Mining Heeding calls from tribal leaders, President Biden designated nearly a million acres as Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni – Ancestral Footprints of the Grand Canyon National Monument. Press Release August 8, 2023 President Biden to Designate Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni – Ancestral Footprints of the Grand Canyon National Monument Statement from Earthjustice Senior Legislative Representative Blaine Miller-McFeeley Press Release: Victory July 18, 2023 Court Affirms Expanded Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument Second federal appeals court protects Monument and the rare and beautiful plant and animal species that live there Article April 27, 2023 A Monumental Win for Birds, Butterflies, and Other Imperiled Wildlife A legal victory means Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument will remain protected from destructive commercial logging. 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 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. 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. Press Release October 12, 2022 Earthjustice Statement on Proposed Mineral Withdrawal for Colorado’s Thompson Divide Biden administration announces withdrawal as it designates Camp Hale a national monument Document September 14, 2022 Center for Biological Diversity, et al. v. U.S. Bureau of Land Management, et al. – CV 21-2507-GW-ASx The Court GRANTS the Motion for Voluntary Remand and vacates the rights-of-way in light of the Bureau of Land Management’s reconsideration of Cadiz’s application. Press Release August 24, 2022 Conservation Groups Respond to Utah Lawsuit Challenging National Monuments Restoration We will stand up to Utah’s challenge of President Biden’s Restoration of the Bear’s Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments feature October 8, 2021 National Monuments At Risk And why we need to protect them.