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:

Western Organization of Resource Councils v. Department of Energy

Suing the Dept. of Energy for operating a pro-industry coal advisory group that unlawfully refuses to release materials and records required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act.

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Conservation Law Foundation v. William Barr, U.S. Department of Justice, EPA et al.

Fighting DOJ’s unlawful termination of a long-standing policy encouraging violators to address harmful pollution with on-the-ground projects.

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Demanding investigations into whether Trump political appointees at NOAA unlawfully altered protections for the endangered right whale

Political appointees at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reportedly modified career scientists’ recommendations in order to appease oil and gas industry demand for seismic blasting along the Atlantic coast.

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National Audubon Society v. Bernhardt et al.

Challenging the Department of the Interior’s stripping of protections for vital coastal barriers.

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Tugaw Ranches v. Interior

We’re intervening on behalf of two conservation groups to defend sage-grouse protections opposed by the Trump administration.

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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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