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April 14, 2021 | Legal Document

Yazoo Pumps Complaint Against Corps

A coalition of conservation organizations represented by Earthjustice filed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ rushed approval of a massive drainage project in Mississippi’s South Delta, commonly known as the Yazoo Pumps, in the closing days of the Trump administration.

April 14, 2021 | Case

Yazoo Backwater Pumps: Upholding Law, Science & Public Participation

The Yazoo Pumps would drain tens of thousands of acres of ecologically rich wetlands that support over 450 species of fish and wildlife, including several federally endangered species, such as the pondberry. They would increase flood risk for downstream communities while failing to provide the promised level of relief to communities in the Yazoo Backwater Area.

January 20, 2021 | Feature

One Tribe's Fight to Protect the Great Lakes

The Anishinaabe people are fighting efforts to extend the life of a dangerous oil pipeline that runs through its tribal territory and one of the world’s most sensitive ecosystems.

January 19, 2021 | Article

Until the Earth Thrives, We Will Never Rest

After four years of fighting the worst administration for the environment in this country’s history, we have the opportunity to repair and rebuild.

January 15, 2021 | In the News: Sun Sentinel

Environmentalists challenge EPA change that allows Florida to control wetlands development

Tania Galloni, Managing Attorney, Florida Office, Earthjustice: “EPA is lowering the bar to allow a state, for the first time, to run the federal wetlands program without meeting federal standards. Developers have called this the ‘holy grail’ because it would make it easier, faster and cheaper for them to get permits for big projects with less oversight and accountability for environmental impacts.”

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