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The Latest On: Clean Water

May 10, 2013 | Case

Defending America's First National River

Earthjustice is challenging the federal government’s financial assistance to a large hog facility operating in the watershed of the Buffalo River, the nation’s first national river.

May 1, 2013 | Case

Suing City of Rochelle, GA, Over Decades of Sewage Dumping

In Rochelle, Georgia, environmental injustices abound as the city government continues to discharge the city’s raw sewage onto the properties of African-American citizens. Earthjustice is suing the city under the Clean Water Act to stop the unpermitted discharges of raw sewage.

March 28, 2013 | Audio

Clean Water For Florida

Managing Attorney David Guest discusses Earthjustice's decades-long work to implement effective regulations to restore Florida's waterways and halt destructive practices and projects.

January 18, 2013 | Audio

Ecology Without Equality

Longtime environmental justice advocate Vernice Miller-Travis discusses her belief that green groups and environmental justice groups must work together in order to build a more diverse and effective environmental movement. Listen to an interview with Vernice on the podcast Down to Earth.

January 9, 2013 | Case

Challenging Ammonia Emissions from an Industrial Egg Farm

Earthjustice is representing groups in efforts to clean up ammonia pollution from a massive industrial chicken operation. Rose Acre’s Hyde County facility, the largest industrial egg farm in North Carolina.

October 17, 2012 | Article

When Polluters Attack The Clean Water Act

Clean water is one of Earth’s most precious resources. Life is not possible without clean water. Thursday is the 40th anniversary of our nation’s most important law to protect clean water and end water pollution: the Clean Water Act of 1972.

This is a great law whose goals include making all waters safe for fishing, swimming, and drinking, and to end the use of our lakes, rivers, streams and oceans as dumping grounds for pollution.

August 18, 2012 | Video

B-Roll: Florida's Cowbone Marsh

A short video of Cowbone Marsh, taken on August 18, 2012. This is the part of Fisheating Creek that the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is planning to fill with 50 million pounds of sand, cutting off the public’s access.

August 17, 2012 | Audio

The Environmental Beef With Industrial Ag

Attorney Marianne Engelman Lado discusses her work to defend North Carolina's right to regulate ammonia pollution from confined animal feeding operations, commonly called CAFOs.

February 16, 2012 | Case

Idaho Clean Water Protections

Idaho, at the behest of its phosphate industry and others, asked the U.S. EPA for permission to discharge polluted water into state waterways. The EPA agreed to this proposal, endangering some of the state’s most pristine waters. Earthjustice sued under the Clean Water Act.