Earthjustice and LCVEF launch an educational digital campaign to highlight the importance of the courts and the environment

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This week, Earthjustice and the League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (LCVEF) launched a five-digit digital education campaign to highlight the importance of courts for the environment in the District of Columbia and 12 states: Alaska, Arizona, Florida , Georgia. , Maine, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. Video ads run pre-roll and via connected TV.

LOOK: “Judges: our planet is in their court”

When companies have the choice between more profits and less pollution,
Too many people choose more profits.
Environmental laws are only as strong as the judges who apply them
We need good judges
to hold polluters accountable.
The future of our planet is in their hands.

“Our ability to fight climate change and hold polluting industries accountable is currently before the Supreme Court,” said Earthjustice Legislative Director for the Access to Justice Program Coby Dolan. “We are at a critical time for our environment, and we need good judges who will enforce our environmental laws and protect our access to courts. Democracy is fundamentally about equal justice before the law and the protection of our rights equally, including our right to clean air and clean water. We need judges who understand these rights and the important role government plays in fighting climate change and protecting public health. If you care about the environment, you need to care about our courts and the judges who hold the power to interpret our laws.

“The stakes for the air we breathe, the water we drink and the planet have never been higher, but environmental laws are only as strong as the judges who uphold them,” said Doug Lindner, LCVEF Advocacy Director for Judiciary and Democracy. “Pollution can cause asthma, heart disease or even cancer. No one is above the law, and when companies break the law to put profits before people, we need judges willing to hold them accountable.

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