In Hawaiʻi, the state Department of Taxation has moved to cut tax credits for solar panel installations in half. Earthjustice has challenged this rule on behalf of the Sierra Club in order to encourage more installation of solar panels.
The Latest On: Climate and Energy
The California Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources has released draft rules regulating oil and gas hydraulic fracture mining. Conservationists worry the new rules do not address many health and environmental concerns related to fracking.
Studies show that hydraulic fracturing can trigger quakes. "In a state crisscrossed with fault lines, they need to pay more attention to this," said George Torgun, an attorney with Earthjustice, an environmental law group that recently took legal action over fracking in California.
Last month, a movie premiered with a graphic visual of climate change—enough to disconcert viewers across the country. Jeff Orlowski’s "Chasing Ice" depicts a photographer’s brave and relentless journey through the vast Arctic in the face of treacherous weather, technological failure and a bad leg injury. The photographer was documenting rapidly vanishing glaciers over years using time-lapse photography.
Earthjustice has just won two major victories over fossil fuels that strengthen our resolve to make 2013 the year America turns from these dirtiest of energy sources and moves towards a clean energy future—the only real solution to climate change.
In Colorado’s Weld County, fumes from oil and gas development are creating unhealthy levels of ozone pollution. Despite the state’s efforts to capture the gas and liquids that would otherwise be vented to the atmosphere when a well is being drilled, air quality is still a big concern in Denver and nationwide.