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March 4, 2004 | Case

Protecting the Humpback Chub

The population of humpback chub in the Grand Canyon has fallen by two-thirds since the species was protected 30 years ago. The reason: Glen Canyon Dam and invasive species. The recovery plan for the chub is totally inadequate to the task. Earthjustice is in court to force a better plan.

March 2, 2004 | Case

Cleaning Up New York Coal Plants

When EPA refused to veto operating permits for two New York coal plants that were violating their emission limits, Earthjustice sued and won a critical lawsuit that affirmed the agency’s duty to act.

February 26, 2004 | Case

Ohio Clean Air Act Enforcement

Many industrial facilities in Ohio emit illegal amounts of air pollution, operating with illegal permits or no permits at all. The Environmental Protection Agency should have taken steps long ago but has failed to so do. Earthjustice is suing to force the agency to do its job.

January 21, 2004 | Case

Pesticide Protection for Farmworkers

The Environmental Protection Agency is allowing the continued use of azinphos-methyl and phosmet, two highly dangerous agricultural chemicals that attack human nervous systems and can cause death. Earthjustice represents farmworkers and others to halt the use of the chemicals. In April 2005, the United States Supreme Court upheld the right of people to sue pesticide maufacturers to compensate for injuries caused by toxic pesticides. Earthjustice Managing Attorney Patti Goldman was the chief author of the friend of the court brief.

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