UPDATE: On May 11, after receiving messages from thousands of supportive Marylanders (including hundreds of Earthjustice supporters), the Maryland Public Service Commission approved a pair of large scale offshore wind developments, in what will be the largest project of its kind in the nation.
On April 22, Earth Day, world leaders from more than 170 countries gathered in New York City to sign the historic Paris climate treaty. With their signatures, they committed their governments to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees, the level scientists say is crucial for sparing us from the worst impacts of climate change.
America's Natural Gas Alliance, which for years has been plugging its product as climate-friendly, finally got tired of greenwashing and jumped into bed with the notoriously filthy oil industry, which has never bothered to greenwash its product.
Bound together by their common love for fracking—and about a hundred other things—ANGA and the American Petroleum Institute, the respective lobbying groups for the gas and oil industry, will officially merge on January 1.
“I believe that future generations will point to this day and say ‘This is when the tide began to turn against the dirty, dangerous and destructive fossil fuel industry,’” – Earthjustice Managing Attorney Deborah Goldberg, Dec. 17, 2014
This guest blog post is written by Joanne Cipolla-Dennis, a resident of Dryden, NY, and member of the Dryden Resource Awareness Coalition, which banned fracking in 2011. She offers these thoughts on an otherwise gloomy post-election day.
Last week, a hearty group of activists from Upstate New York gathered in Washington, D.C. to cheer Helen Slottje, one of six environmental activists worldwide to receive the Goldman Environmental Prize.
In 2010, Helen Holden Slottje, a lawyer in upstate New York pioneered a legal strategy to keep fracking out of communities using local zoning laws. She and her husband David spent the next four years going from town to town, sharing what they’d learned. Today, more than 170 communities in New York have fracking bans or moratoriums on the books.