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3 Earthjustice, as our name implies, has harbored an unrelenting passion for protecting the earth and a commitment to justice for more than four decades. These core values, on which our organization was founded, continue to inspire our team to ght for a healthier, cleaner planet. And while we are more committed to our work than ever before, the immensity of the challeng- es in our path can obscure the light at the end of the tunnel. But we engage in this work, and likely you support it, because we know that our efforts are producing—and will continue to produce—positive, enduring results. Our mountains, rivers, and wildlife belong to all Americans and so too must the power of justice belong to all those who desire to protect our nation’s natural treasures. To be sure, the challenges we face are signicant. The impacts of climate change are already being felt around the globe, our nation’s special places and wildlife face numerous threats, and the health of our communities is at risk from industrial pollution. Additionally, we are experiencing increasingly aggressive legislative and judicial threats to the very right of citizens to go to court to protect the environment and our communities. The right of citizens to access the courts in addressing environmental harms is vitally important and cannot be allowed to erode. Our mountains, rivers, and wildlife belong to all Americans and so too must the power of justice belong to all those who desire to protect our nation’s natural treasures. To retain our ability to ght on behalf of the earth, we will tenaciously defend citizen access to the courts and safeguard this essential element of our democracy. Your partnership in this ght is crucial. With your support, we are doing more every day to expand our reach and heighten our impact, including by identifying and hiring additional talented attorneys, taking on new clients, and bringing more cases in more places in furtherance of our mission. We are grateful both for your nancial support which makes this possible, and for your advocacy which helps get stronger safeguards adopted and enforced. Thank you for standing with us to ght to preserve our natural heritage, to safeguard our health, and to move us toward a clean energy future. Working together, we will continue holding accountable those who would harm the environment and our communities, and we will continue to ensure that the earth has a good lawyer. For your support and partnership in this work, thank you. Trip Van Noppen, President Peter Carson, The Chairman of Board of Trustees thank you A letter from Our President and Chairman

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