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Clean Water

The Latest On: Clean Water

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.

November 9, 2005 | Case

Streams and Wetlands: Nationwide Permits

Industry groups have sued to further weaken nationwide permits that already allow excessive dredging and filling wetlands throughout the country. Earthjustice intervened to oppose the industry challenge.

November 9, 2005 | Case

Preventing Oil Spills in U.S. Waters

Earthjustice intervened to oppose industry challenges to an EPA rule protecting rivers, streams and wetlands from oil spills.

November 9, 2005 | Case

Stream and Wetland Protection Rule

Industry groups challenged a rule issued by the Army Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency, designed to protect rivers, streams, wetlands and other waters from destructive discharges of dredged material. Earthjustice intervened to oppose the industry challenge. In February 2008, the dismissed the appeal by the industry groups.

October 19, 2005 | Case

Stopping the Kensington Mine Project

The Supreme Court in 2009 overturned a ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, allowing the destruction of a pristine Alaskan lake with toxic mine waste and setting a dangerous precedent.

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