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April 15, 2019 | Feature

Overruling Trump

The Earth needs a good lawyer. And in this pivotal moment, Earthjustice has 130. We’re the lawyers for the environment, and the law is on our side.

April 15, 2019 | Legal Document

Legal Document: Groups Sue Trump’s EPA for Coke Oven Cancer Pollution

Earthjustice, on behalf of Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future, Gasp, Louisiana Bucket Brigade, and Sierra Club, sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for improperly regulating coke ovens — producers of known carcinogens — thus failing to protect communities throughout the country. Over a decade ago, EPA found that carcinogenic emissions from coke ovens destroy air quality and cause devastating health complications, yet plaintiffs in the case argue the agency failed to act to protect nearby communities from this threat.

April 10, 2019 | Legal Document

Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief: Rosemont Mining Company

The Tohono O’odham Nation; Pascua Yaqui Tribe; and Hopi Tribe are filing a complaint against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in re: the proposed Rosemont Mining Company's plans to excavate a mile-wide, half-mile deep pit to extract copper — a proposal that would spell the permanent devastation of this important center of Native American cultural and religious life, degrade the
Cienega Creek watershed, and destroy an intricate network of drainages containing some of the highest quality streams and wetland ecosystems in Arizona.

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