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July 28, 2005 | Case

Defending Public Beaches in Hawai`i

Earthjustice challenged an attempt by landowners to claim more of Hawaii’s beaches by redefining the line that divides public from private property.

July 6, 2005 | Case

Challenging EPA’s Refusal To Limit Carbon Pollution

After Earthjustice and other organizations challenged a Bush EPA decision to refuse to limit carbon pollution from motor vehicles under the Clean Air Act, the Supreme Court issued its historic 2007 decision in Massachusetts v. EPA, ruling that carbon emissions are “air pollutants” under the Clean Air Act. If carbon pollution threatens harm to public health or welfare, the Court added, the EPA must set limits on such pollution.

July 5, 2005 | Case

Eight-Hour Ozone Standards

On April 30, 2004, the Environmental Protection Agency released final rules to control smog. Unfortunately, the rules fall well short of what public health and the law require. An Earthjustice suit is pending in federal court.