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Earthjustice is a non-profit public interest law organization dedicated to protecting the magnificent places, natural resources, and wildlife of this earth, and to defending the right of all people to a healthy environment.
426 17th Street, 6th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 800.584.6460 | Fax: 510.550.6740 |

Earthjustice, founded in 1971 as the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund, first used the courts as a conservation tool when we saved the pristine Mineral King Valley in California's scenic Sierra Nevada Mountains from becoming the world's largest ski resort.

Our organization works through the courts on behalf of citizen groups, scientists, and other parties to ensure government agencies and private interests follow the law. On Capitol Hill, we work to protect and strengthen federal environmental laws and preserve special places, like the Arctic.


Earthjustice's victories illustrate our unique, tremendously effective strategy for success: big-impact litigation strengthened by savvy policy work and hard-hitting media communications.

While our top notch attorneys remain the tip of the spear, we also marshal the resources needed to provide political and public support for our legal wins to ensure their longevity. Learn more about our victories.

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