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:

Uncovering industry influence over the Made in America Advisory Committee

We filed a lawsuit against the Interior Department to unearth communications between government officials and industry representatives involved in the industry-laden Made in America Advisory Committee

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Uncovering the politicization and mismanagement of grant decisions

We filed a lawsuit against the Interior Department to investigate the politicization of grant decisions and the role played by an inexperienced Zinke ally leading the process.

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Natural Resources Defense Council v. Department of Energy

Fighting the Department of Energy's attempts to undermine energy efficiency test procedures designed to protect consumers and the environment, on behalf of the Natural Resources Defense Council

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Uncovering Interior Deputy Secretary’s potential ethics violations

We filed a lawsuit against the Interior Department on behalf of the Western Values Project to investigate potential ethical violations by Interior Deputy Secretary David Bernhardt, a former lobbyist with dozens of conflicts of interest.

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Bay Journal Media, Inc. v. Environmental Protection Agency

Successfully forced the Environmental Protection Agency to reverse its unlawful, unexplained, and unilateral termination of funding for an award-winning environmental newspaper.

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Western Organization of Resource Councils v. Bernhardt

Challenging the Trump Administration’s program to sell-off public resources at the expense of western communities and taxpayers.

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