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The Latest On: Clean Water

July 8, 2009 | Case

Protecting Water from Industrial Ag Overuse

Earthjustice represented dryland wheat farmers in a case that went all the way to the Supreme Court challenging a plan to allow cattle ranchers to pump vast amounts of water from wells to water their cattle.

February 25, 2009 | Case

Anacostia River: Sediment Pollution Limits

Not so long ago, the Anacostia River was the pride of the District of Columbia. But today, it's been described as one of the dirtiest rivers in America due to outdated and poor-functioning sewer systems. State and federal governments failed to protect this cherished watershed. Working with civic and conservation groups, Earthjustice has undertaken numerous initiatives to protect the Anacostia.

December 19, 2008 | Case

Keeping Lake Tahoe Blue

Earthjustice has filed several challenges to protect Lake Tahoe’s famed clarity, which has been clouded by increased human activity and urban development.

July 17, 2008 | Case

De-Sliming Florida’s Waterways

Florida waterways are choked by toxic green slime, thanks to sewage, fertilizer and animal waste runoff. Earthjustice is seeking protections under the Clean Water Act to clean up the dangerous mess that is tarnishing one of the nation’s greatest water states.

October 13, 2006 | Video

Klamath River Fish Kill of 2002

The news started coming in on a late September Saturday in 2002. Hundreds of salmon, maybe thousands of salmon, were floating belly-up in the lower Klamath River. The first emails were tentative, as folks in northern California wrote "we think there's a fish kill going on." By Monday, no one was using the word "think." The count of dead fish was in the thousands and rising; people said you could smell the river way before you could see it—the stench of dead salmon hanging in the hot California air.

June 1, 2006 | Case

Teck Cominco & Lake Roosevelt

Earthjustice work with the Colville Tribe to try to keep pollution from a metals smelter in Canada from contaminating Lake Roosevelt in Washington State.

March 28, 2006 | Case

Preserving Flows in the Cedar River

Earthjustice’s challenge to an exemption from the Endangered Species Act that was negatively impacting Chinook salmon produced a landmark settlement favorable to our clients.

January 3, 2006 | Feature

The Anacostia River

Not so long ago, the Anacostia River was the pride of the District of Columbia, flowing as a pristine ribbon for nearly nine miles from Prince George’s County in Maryland to where it empties into the Potomac. Unfortunately, the river has been abused for decades, making it one of the most polluted rivers in the nation.