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Workers with East Bay Municipal Utility District install new water pipe on April 22, 2021, in Walnut Creek, California.
(Justin Sullivan / Getty Images)
Update January 18, 2024

We’re Fighting to Keep Lead Out of Homes, Childcare Facilities, and Drinking Water. Here’s How You Can Help.

Tell the government we need bold solutions to protect millions of people from lead.

Wolverines, says journalist and wildlife biologist Douglas H. Chadwick, are "not afraid of anything. They climb peaks that human climbers turn back from. So they're just fearless, and they're tireless, and they got no end of attitude."
(Photo Courtesy of Dale Pedersen)
Article December 6, 2023

Keeping the Wolverine Wild in a Climate Crisis

New federal protections secured through Earthjustice litigation will help ensure that wolverines, a snow-dependent species, can survive a warming world.

Press Release September 26, 2023

EPA Proposed Rule Leaves Trump-Era Air Toxics Loophole in Place

The proposed rule fails communities by allowing polluters to dodge requirements to control and monitor the most toxic pollutants

Driving an electric car in the Holland Tunnel in New York City. Because electric vehicles are more efficient in converting energy to power cars and trucks, electricity across the board is cleaner and cheaper as a fuel for vehicles, even when that electricity comes from the dirtiest grid. (Mecky / Getty Images)
Update April 12, 2023

The Biden Administration Just Proposed the Strongest Car Pollution Standards Ever

Here’s what they’ll do for health and climate.

The Cheswick coal-fired power plant in Pennsylvania, reflected in a window of a home in Springdale, is among the hundreds of power plants likely covered by the Mercury & Air Toxics Standards.
(Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
feature April 5, 2023

The Mercury & Air Toxics Standards

When coal is burned in the U.S., most of the mercury in the coal no longer spews into our air — thanks to a federal rule that Earthjustice and our clients fought for and continue to defend.

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.

Sockeye salmon race through the Alagnak River in Alaska's Bristol Bay watershed.
(Photo courtesy of Fish Eye Guy Photography)
feature January 31, 2023

Alaska’s Bristol Bay & The Pebble Mine

An open-pit mine threatened one of the last places on Earth where wild salmon still thrive. We will protect Bristol Bay, one of our world's surviving great ecosystems.

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.

Press Release November 16, 2022

Judge Allows Biden Administration to Delay Restoring Critical Endangered Species Act Protections

Administration will keep harmful Trump era regulations in place for indeterminate period

Document September 6, 2022

Final Settlement Agreement – Montana, Dakotas Leasing

Conservation groups and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) have reached a settlement agreement that will prevent new oil and gas drilling on 58,000 acres of public lands in Montana and the Dakotas pending a new analysis of its potential harm to groundwater and the climate.

Press Release: Victory August 30, 2022

Federal Court Sends Two Unlawful Trump-Era Offshore Oil Lease Sales in Gulf of Mexico Back to Department of Interior to Reconsider

Court rules that the 78 million acre sales violated bedrock environmental law

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

Arch Coal's Black Thunder Mine, Powder River Basin, Wyoming.
(Photo courtesy of Ecoflight)
Update August 23, 2022

Coal Leasing Moratorium Opens Door to a Cleaner Energy Future

A judicial decision gives the Biden administration a chance to make its actions fit its public commitment to fighting climate change.

Press Release: Victory August 4, 2022

Federal court cites human health, climate costs in rejecting massive Wyoming, Montana coal mining plan

The Biden administration had defended the Trump-era resource management plans in court proceedings

In the News: High Country News July 14, 2022

The EPA has more options to rein in climate change than you think

Jenny Harbine, Managing Attorney, Northern Rockies Office: “It’s really hard to see the administration issue press releases about how they’re adopting a multi-pollutant strategy to address greenhouse gases and know this very low-hanging fruit is sitting there in the state of Utah.”

In the News: The Hill July 5, 2022

Court Nixes Trump-era Rules Loosening Endangered Species Protections

Kristen Boyles, Managing Attorney, Northwest Office, Earthjustice: “The whole point of the Endangered Species Act is to give protections to species that are on the brink of extinction. The Trump rules that have today been repealed did nothing to help species and in fact did affirmative harm to how species are protected in this country.…

Document July 5, 2022

2019 ESA Regs Order Granting Motion to Remand and Vacating Challenged Regulations

Motion to remand without vacatur filed by Defendants Deb Haaland, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Gina Raimondo, and National Marine Fisheries Service The Court will grant the motion for remand but will vacate the challenged regulations.

Press Release: Victory July 5, 2022

Federal Court Restores Critical Endangered Species Act Protections

Administration planned to keep harmful Trump era regulations in place for indeterminate period