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December 22, 2022 | Legal Document

Motion to Intervene in Twin Metals Lease Cancellation Lawsuit

In 2020, Earthjustice sued the Trump administration on behalf of the Wilderness Society, Izaak Walton League of America, and the Center for Biological Diversity for improperly renewing two federal mining leases for Twin Metals. When the Biden administration cancelled those leases, Twin Metals sued. Earthjustice is now seeking to intervene on behalf of the conservation groups to defend the administration’s actions.

December 1, 2022 | Letter

NGO Permitting Side Deal

Letter to Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, and Members of Congress opposing the dirty permitting side deal: the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2022, or similar legislation, that limits the public’s voice in mining decisions on federal public lands.