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Elevating the Role of Judges and the Courts as an Environmental Issue

No one in America is above the law. When big corporations release toxic pollution into the air we breathe and water we drink, the courts give citizens the ability to seek justice and fight back against polluters and destructive industries harming their communities.

Earthjustice Action serves a much-needed role in ensuring that our courts are front and center in environmental politics. We help confirm federal judges who recognize that the government has a responsibility to protect the environment, public health, and public lands for all people. And we help educate voters on the critical importance of having federal judges who uphold laws and regulations that protect the environment and public health.

Environmental laws are only as strong as the judges who uphold them.

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With an Expanded Democratic Senate Majority Comes Good News for Judicial Nominations

By: Geoffrey Nolan It’s the start of a new year, and a new Congress has begun in Washington, DC. With the midterm elections behind us, Earthjustice Action is ready to face the new challenges and opportunities of a politically divided…

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Earthjustice Action Launches Ad Campaign Urging Swift Confirmation of Biden’s Judicial Nominees

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Earthjustice Action launched a digital ad campaign urging key U.S. Senators to confirm President Joe Biden’s judicial nominees. The ad buy urges Senators to quickly confirm Bradley Garcia, Julie Rikelman, Rachel Bloomekatz, and Nancy Abudu to the DC…

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Press Release

Earthjustice Action Applauds Democratic Senate Victories, Urges Georgia Voters to Vote for the Environment in Senate Run-Off

WASHINGTON, DC–Last weekend, Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto defeated Republican Adam Laxalt in the Nevada Senate race—maintaining the Democrat’s majority in the U.S. Senate. This win followed the victory of Mark Kelly in Arizona and John Fetterman in Pennsylvania.   Earthjustice…

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Earthjustice Action Launches Ad Campaign in Key Midterm States

On September 24, Earthjustice Action launched a six-figure ad buy in Arizona, Georgia, and Pennsylvania urging voters in those states to vote in the upcoming Senate elections. The Senate Democratic majority has passed landmark climate legislation and confirmed a record…

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Earthjustice Action Launches Ad Campaign Thanking U.S. Senators for Supporting the Nomination of Nancy Abudu

On August 3, Earthjustice Action launched a digital ad campaign thanking U.S. Senators for supporting the nomination of Nancy Abudu to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. The ad buy targeted: Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL)…

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Press Release

Earthjustice Action Celebrates Confirmation of 75th Biden Judicial Pick

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, the U.S. Senate confirmed Elizabeth Wilson Hanes to the federal district court for the eastern district of Virginia, making her the 75th lifetime judge of the Biden Administration, the fastest pace on judicial confirmations in the last 60…

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Earthjustice Action Launches Video Ad Campaign Following West Virginia v. EPA Decision

On July 8, Earthjustice Action launched a video ad campaign in Arizona, Georgia, and Pennsylvania highlighting the Supreme Court’s recent West Virginia v. EPA decision. The ad detailed the anti-environmental actions of the Supreme Court while highlighting the efforts of…

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Blog Posts

West Virginia v. EPA Decision Highlights What’s at Stake in This Year’s Elections

By: Geoffrey Nolan The most radical Supreme Court in a generation closed out a whirlwind term this year by curtailing the ability of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate greenhouse gases and combat the climate crisis. In a 6-3…

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Press Release
Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

Earthjustice Action Applauds Historic Confirmation of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court

WASHINGTON—Today, the U.S. Senate confirmed Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court. Confirmed with bipartisan support, Justice Jackson will be the first Black woman to serve on the court in history. After the confirmation vote, Earthjustice Action Executive…

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Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

Earthjustice Action Calls on Senators to Confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee completed confirmation hearings on the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court. If confirmed, Judge Jackson will be the first Black woman to serve on the court. Following the conclusion…

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