Lawsuits

We are constantly working to uncover the unlawful actions taken by the Executive Branch, and bring legal action on behalf of the Americans who are harmed. Take a look at our most recent work:

Requesting Interior IG Investigate Bernhardt’s Decision to Stack Bears Ears Monument Committee With Monument Opponents

We requested that the Interior Inspector General investigate whether Sec. Bernhardt violated the law by stacking a committee designed to protect Bears Ears monument with individuals intent on shrinking it.

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Healthy Gulf v. Bernhardt

Stopping Interior from secretly weakening offshore safety drilling rules

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Demanding investigation of Interior aide’s potential conflicts connected to Arctic drilling

We demanded that the Department of Interior Deputy Inspector General investigate whether Senior Advisor Stephen Wackowski has used his position to facilitate environmentally-destructive seismic surveys benefitting his former business associates.

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Uncovering the Trump administration’s efforts to bypass Congress in pursuit of deal to transfer nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia

Democracy Forward sued the Department of Energy to shed light on its attempts to bypass Congress and transfer nuclear technology to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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Demanding Interior Department’s Inspector General Investigate Opening of National Parks Without Adequate Staff During Shutdown

We and the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) demanded that the Office of Inspector General of the Department of the Interior (DOI) open an investigation into DOI’s reckless and unlawful decision to endanger lives and treasured public spaces by keeping the National Park System open without adequate staffing and services during the longest government shutdown in America’s history.

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Union of Concerned Scientists et al. v. EPA

Fighting the Trump Administration's attempts to exacerbate global climate change by taking cleaner, cheaper, and safer cars off the roads.

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