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March 15, 2011 | Audio

Restoring Water Rights In Hawaii

Earthjustice attorneys Isaac Moriwake and Kapua Sproat discuss their decade-long fight to restore freshwater, taken by corporate water users, to the streams in which it rightfully belongs. The cases, which pit large companies against local residents, are often described as David and Goliath struggles and several of Earthjustice's victories have been precedent-setting.

January 12, 2011 | Case

Challenging The Russian River Gravel Mining Plan

Earthjustice challenged the approval of a massive gravel mining project on Russian River that would adversely affect the environment. A settlement was reached that greatly reduced the environmental impacts, established a monitoring and management mechanism, and gave the community a voice in the process.

December 5, 2010 | Audio

Keeping Lake Tahoe Blue

Earthjustice client Michael Donahoe, the former conservation co-chair of the Tahoe Area Sierra Club, discusses a court victory that will greatly affect current and future development along Tahoe's lakeshore.

September 10, 2010 | Photos

Images from the Kensington Mine Case

Earthjustice attorney Tom Waldo defended the Clean Water Act and Alaska's Lower Slate Lake before the U.S. Supreme Court on January 12, 2009.

June 21, 2010 | Case

Protecting Stream Flows in Hawaii

The county of Maui approved an environmental impact statement for a new water treatment plant that short-changed both the citizens of the island and the wildlife that depend on the water. Earthjustice represented two community groups in challenging the EIS, and the county agreed to withdraw its approval.

June 3, 2010 | Feature

Background on Na Wai `Eha

"The Four Great Waters" have major cultural and environmental importance to the people of Maui, including the growing of taro and the support of healthy fisheries.

May 24, 2010 | Video

Flyover of Seattle, WA Cement Kilns

Two cement kilns, located just outside of downtown Seattle, WA, are significant sources of mercury pollution in the area. Mercury emissions from these sites impact hundreds of thousands of people around the Puget Sound area. Toxic levels of mercury in fish affect everyone, especially children and pregnant women.