The Latest by Alison Cagle


Alison Cagle is a writer at Earthjustice. She is based in San Francisco. Alison tells the stories of the earth: the systems that govern it, the ripple effects of those systems, and the people who are fighting to change them — to protect our planet and all its inhabitants.

Mari Rose Taruc
November 19, 2020

Es Hora De Decirle Adiós Al Gas Doméstico

Los aparatos de gas están contaminando nuestros hogares. Las líneas de gas provocan trágicas explosiones. Electrificar nuestra oferta de viviendas puede ayudar.

Aerial photo of the nation's largest oil refinery, owned by Motiva and located in Port Arthur, Texas, submerged in floodwaters in 2017 due to Hurricane Harvey.
October 1, 2020

What Happens When a Hurricane Smashes Into Fossil Fuels?

When hurricanes hit our coasts, vulnerable fossil fuel plants threaten local communities, wildlife, and entire ecosystems with a “second storm” of toxic air, poisoned water, and chemical fires. Here‘s what needs to be done to reduce and eliminate the risks.

President Donald Trump pauses during a meeting in the White House on Wednesday, May 20, 2020.
June 5, 2020

On World Environment Day, the Government Slashes Environmental Protections

Instead of responding to multiple national crises, the administration is pushing an industry-first agenda that railroads environmental laws.

Tribes and allies gathered to defend Standing Rock Sioux territory from the Dakota Access Pipeline in 2016. A federal judge struck down the pipeline's permits on March 25, 2020, after years of litigation.Tribes and allies gathered to defend Standing Rock
March 25, 2020

Standing Rock Tribe Wins in Court After Years of Perseverance

A federal judge struck down permits for the Dakota Access Pipeline, even after COVID-19 precautions led to an unconventional day in court.

Fort Myers resident Crystal Johnson set up a makeshift emergency center in Hurricane Irma's wake after the government failed to provide adequate aid to her neighborhood.
January 17, 2020

Florida’s Waters Are Rising, But So Are Its People

Residents, city leaders, and frontline workers are rallying around climate resilience strategies in the absence of federal leadership.

Crystal Johnson, residente de Fort Myers, estableció un improvisado centro de emergencias a raíz del Huracán Irma y luego de que el gobierno no suministrara ayuda adecuada a su barrio.
January 17, 2020

Las Aguas de La Florida Se Levantan, Pero Su Gente También

Residentes y líderes comunitarios unen esfuerzos en torno a estrategias de resiliencia climática

Berkeley City Councilmember Kate Harrison authored Berkeley natural gas ban
August 23, 2019

Coming Soon to Your Home: Cleaner Air and Climate Action

The world is watching how Berkeley implements a new ordinance moving new buildings off dirty gas to all-electric power.

August 12, 2019

Cuts to Animal Protections Aren’t Surprising to Anyone Who Knows David Bernhardt

As a former oil and gas lobbyist, Interior Secretary David Berhardt has a long history of proposing regulations that benefit industry at the risk of species extinction.

July 11, 2019

Earthjustice VP of Climate Litigation Is Ramping Up Transition to 100% Clean

New VP of Climate Litigation Jill Tauber, along with the climate and energy team, are working to spur a swift, equitable transition to clean energy — a task more urgent now than it has ever been.

central electrica y garza gris
May 14, 2019

Cómo Trump Puede Empeorar La Crisis de la Extinción

Un millón de especies están en riesgo de desaparecer debido a la actividad humana, de acuerdo con un reporte de la ONU, y aun así la administración propone debilitar las protecciones de especies nativas.