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

Biden's Climate Scorecard: green dot = major progress, yellow dot = some progress, red dot = little / no progress
May 19, 2023

How’s the Biden Administration Doing on the Climate Crisis?

Earthjustice’s attorneys and policy experts rated the administration’s progress.

President Joe Biden walks on the South Lawn after he returned to the White House on October 10, 2022 in Washington, D.C.
January 19, 2023

Time is Ticking for Biden on This Urgent Environmental Work

The midpoint of Biden’s presidential term reminds us that time is of the essence for meeting environmental commitments.

A wind turbine at the Twin Groves Wind Farm outside of Bloomington, Illinois.
January 10, 2023

One of the Most Important Agencies Overseeing U.S. Energy Faces Deadlock

A vacancy at a little-known but critical federal agency threatens to stall U.S. climate goals. Help us urge Biden to fill the seat.

Workers for EcoDepot Inc. install solar panels on a roof in Spokane, Washington.
November 2, 2022

Coming In 2023: New Ways For Homeowners to Save Money While Fighting Climate Change

Tax credits in the Inflation Reduction Act can help you electrify your home.

Sharon Lavigne, director of RISE St. James, next to her brother, Milton Cayette, Jr., a St. James resident, at a Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality’s public hearing.
September 21, 2022

Two Big Wins Against Petrochemical Pollution — and a $85M Boost for the Communities Fighting It

Recent victories show how communities can fight back against the dirty petrochemical industry.

Air pollution billows out from a coal-fired power plant's smokestacks.
September 9, 2022

Carbon Capture: The Fossil Fuel Industry’s False Climate Solution

A massive buildout of carbon capture facilities is not the way to avert the climate crisis.

August 18, 2022

Luchando Por Un Futuro Libre De Hidrocarburos

Cuando juntos ganamos batallas legales, tenemos el potencial de crear un cambio sistémico duradero.

Solar panels and wind turbines in a field.
August 16, 2022

Fighting for a Fossil-Free Future

When we win battles together in court, we have the potential to create lasting systemic change.

Air pollution billows out from a coal-fired power plant's smokestacks.
July 6, 2022

What Does West Virginia v. EPA Mean for Climate Action?

The EPA still has authority to reduce climate pollution from power plants, even after the Supreme Court’s decision. Here’s what the Biden administration should do next.

Oil wells in Kern County, located in California's southern Central Valley.
June 15, 2022

Now Is Biden’s Chance to Address the Source of Nearly 1/4 of All U.S. Carbon Emissions

President Biden can use his legal authority to transition the U.S. away from oil, gas, and coal by aligning the federal leasing program with his climate and environmental justice commitments