The Latest by Earthjustice

Because the earth needs a good lawyer

We live in a country of strong environmental laws — and Earthjustice holds those who break our nation’s laws accountable for their actions.

Oil fields in Kern County, California
March 21, 2024

The clean energy transition is happening. But Big Oil isn’t budging.

The fossil fuel industry is backsliding on its climate pledges. Earthjustice is filing lawsuits to keep pushing for the clean energy transition that science demands.

Grizzly bear near Canyon, Yellowstone National Park.
March 20, 2024

3 Amazing Mammals Earthjustice Is Fighting For

Here’s how we’re using the Endangered Species Act as a powerful legal tool to protect imperiled animals.

people in the foreground look at a chemical facility in flames with a sky full of dark smoke rising up.
March 6, 2024

The Country’s Deadliest Chemical Plants are Now Required to Prepare for Extreme Weather

A new EPA rule protects nearly 180 million people at risk of chemical disasters.

Close up of an electric car charging port.
January 17, 2024

Are Electric Vehicles Really Better for the Environment? Yes.

Electric vehicles stack up better than combustion any which way you look at it.

The U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.
January 16, 2024

A Pair of Supreme Court Cases About Fisheries Management Could Put Important Protections at Risk

What you need to know about Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo and Relentless, Inc. v. Department of Commerce

A wind turbine at the Twin Groves Wind Farm outside of Bloomington, Illinois.
January 8, 2024

What You Need to Know About One of the Most Important Agencies Overseeing the U.S. Energy System

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission plays a critical role in the U.S. clean energy transition.

A wide photo of a beach, surrounded by a green valley in Hawaii.
December 1, 2023

Hawaiʻi’s Valleys Get Permanent Protection from Damaging Military Training

After decades of advocacy, the Secretary of Defense announced that live-fire training will never happen at the Mākua Military Reservation again.

A California sea otter floats on its back in the ocean, looking towards you, with paws clasped together and slightly raised above the water's surface.
October 27, 2023

3 Marine Species Earthjustice Is Fighting For

As the Endangered Species Act celebrates its 50th anniversary, here’s how we’re using this powerful legal tool to protect ocean creatures.

Illustration of children joyfully waving to an electric school bus.
October 17, 2023

The Time Is Right For Electric School Buses

Electric buses save kids’ lungs and save school districts money.

This Dec. 22, 2018, photo shows a pump jack over an oil well along Interstate 25 near Dacono, Colo.
October 13, 2023

For Big Oil and Gas, Greenwashing is the New Climate Denial

Instead of outright climate denial, the new fossil fuel industry strategy is delaying action on climate change through confusing greenwashing tactics.