The population of humpback chub in the Grand Canyon has fallen by two-thirds since the species was protected 30 years ago. The reason: Glen Canyon Dam and invasive species. The recovery plan for the chub is totally inadequate to the task. Earthjustice is in court to force a better plan.
Big Sugar and Big Agriculture are destroying the Everglades. Earthjustice has been fighting back for decades, most recently with a lawsuit that aimed to get big polluters off of state owned lands in the Everglades for good.
Earthjustice successfully defended California’s right to phase out MTBE, a gasoline additive that has contaminated groundwater, against a manufacturer lawsuit seeking nearly a billion dollars in compensation for lost profits.
Some lawsuits fail in court but still accomplish their overall objective. One such case rescued the Sacramento River winter-run king salmon. Mike Sherwood, the lead attorney on the case, tells the story.