The federal District Court for the District of Columbia is scheduled to hear oral arguments today in an Earthjustice case challenging a 1999 Interior Department regulation that allows coal companies to collapse the surface under homes, schools, national parks, and other sensitive areas that Congress protected.
An Earthjustice lawsuit blocked the export of nine ex-naval ghost ships full of toxic materials. The victory ensures that these dangerous ships will be dismantled and recycled safely in the U.S., preventing a long and risky shipment across open waters.
A settlement brings to a successful conclusion a three-year legal effort to compel the Army to prepare a comprehensive Environmental Impact Statement on impact of military training at Makua, O`ahu, Hawai'i.
Earthjustice called the Environmental Protection Agency's decision not to release its final New Source Review report to the public the latest attempt by the Bush administration to shroud the energy policy process in secrecy.