Preserving our natural heritage by promoting enforcement and holding polluters accountable.
America’s Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and other critical environmental laws are only as good as their enforcement. And then there are the giant energy companies preoccupied with profits. Together, lax enforcement coupled with corporate greed and negligence expose land, air, water and people to damage and destruction.
What Public Justice Is Doing
Public Justice’s Environmental Enforcement Project uses citizen suits and other litigation to force compliance with environmental laws. We make polluters pay.
On behalf of local communities and organizations, the EEP has filed more than 30 citizen suits in 14 states to hold corporate wrongdoers accountable for their violations of federal environmental statutes regulating clean air, clean water, coal mining and hazardous waste.
Since 1998, the EEP has taken the lead in challenging the coal industry’s destructive mountaintop removal mining practices in Appalachia. This work recently came to fruition as Patriot Coal ended its mountaintop removal operations.
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