The mission of earthjustice.org is to enforce laws that protect the health of people, to safeguard wildlife and their habitat, and to fight climate change by moving forward with clean energy. As of today, Earth Justice has 93 attorneys who are hard at work to obtain their goals.
Focus Areas Of Earth Justice
In 1976, Earth Justice filed a lawsuit to protect endangered wildlife. This was the first lawsuit of this kind. One of their main goals is to protect and restore animal habitat. Earth Justice is hard at work reducing wildlife extinction by using laws such as The Endangered Species Act and The Marine Mammal Protection Act.
Protecting, through litigation, wild lands and water in order to sustain for the future. Earth Justice is working to decrease destruction of wild lands due to things such as deforestation and developments.
The Ocean Ecosystem
Working to obtain a healthy ocean ecosystem. Ensuring, through litigation, that those who pollute or who perform any harmful fishing practices are held accountable. Engaged in reducing environmental stressors such as pollution.
Working to protect endangered species, such as the polar bear. Engaged in stopping oil and gas drilling that could destroy this ecosystem with dangerous carbon emissions.
Throughout the country, Earth Justice is hard at work enforcing laws such as the Clear Air Act in order to improve air quality.
Protecting our water resources by use of the Clean Water Act. Making certain that polluted waters are being cleaned up.
Pesticides & Toxic Chemicals
Fighting hard through litigation to block or limit the use of dangerous chemicals that are being used in our environment.
Working on protecting the ecosystem in a multitude of ways, such as cutting carbon by defending national and global rules.
Oil & Gas Drilling
Advocating for the protection of wild lands from the devastating impact of fracking.
To stop coal industry and invest in clean, renewable sources of energy which will protect our health, air, and water.
Working with advocates to increase the investment of clean energy resources such as wind and solar.
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