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December 20, 2020 | In the News: Mother Jones

For the Last 4 Years “Tribes Have Been Pushed Aside by This Administration”

Gussie Lord, Managing Attorney, Tribal Partnerships Program, Earthjustice: “The onslaught of federal rule rollbacks under environmental laws was like nothing we’ve ever seen. It resulted in not only a weakening of substantive environmental protection, but was also a real attack on public participation and access to information.”

December 19, 2020 | In the News: Vox

After decades of activism, the Navajo coal plant has been demolished

Michael Hiatt, Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office, Earthjustice: “The plant generated massive amounts of electricity, yet many homes on the Navajo reservation lacked electricity despite the proximity of the plant. If the utilities don’t follow the letter of the law and don’t clean up or remediate, we’ll make sure that we do bring whatever legal challenges or pressure necessary to make sure it is cleaned up.”

December 18, 2020 | Feature

2020: A Year in Earthjustice

Because of you, Earthjustice’s 160 lawyers represented 576 clients in hundreds of legal battles -- for our health, our wild places, and our climate.

December 17, 2020 | In the News: Washington Post

U.S. gives Florida wider authority over wetland development

Tania Galloni, Managing Attorney, Florida Office, Earthjustice: “The fact is that Florida’s proposed program to take over wetlands permitting doesn’t comply with federal environmental laws. It’s about destroying wetlands faster and cheaper at a time when we need more protection, not less.”

December 16, 2020 | Feature

A Collective Story Rooted in Justice

It’s time to write a new, and a more nuanced, story about the environmental movement — one that’s centered in justice and equity.