Lawsuits

We are constantly working to disrupt attempts to corrupt government policymaking, bringing legal action on behalf of those who are harmed. Take a look at our work:

Petitioning the Justice Department For a Clear Rule On Supplemental Environmental Projects

Though an unlawful Trump-era memo has been revoked, we’re still pressing for clear standards from the DOJ and EPA to allow the beneficial use of clean-up projects in environmental enforcement settlements.

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WORC 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, Surfrider Foundation v. Barr, DOJ, 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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