Environmental groups barely register. And it’s a good bet that the partner-named law firms on this list are not doing much public interest litigation.
The article this is taken from was about the novelty of Earthjustice being on the list, and its focus on EPA. It added:
“Garcia said these fee awards play no role in determining which cases her attorneys will take and that Earthjustice does not depend on them for financial sustainability. They made up less than 4 percent of the group’s more than $54 million in revenues in 2015, according to its annual report for that year. The vast majority of Earthjustice’s revenue comes from charitable contributions from foundations and individuals.”
But who does Congress want to punish?