The Latest by Emilie Karrick Surrusco


Emilie has spent the past two decades as a journalist, speechwriter and communications strategist in Washington, D.C. At Earthjustice, she shares the stories of the people and issues at the heart of our clean energy litigation and policy work.

El gobernador del estado de Washington Jay Inslee firma un proyecto de ley que establece una meta de energía limpia al 100 por ciento
June 28, 2019

La Energía Limpia Está Arrasando el País, Estado Por Estado

Maine es el séptimo estado en aprobar un plan de energía limpia al 100 por ciento, desafiando los intentos de la administración Trump por apoyar los combustibles fósiles.

Gov. Jay Inslee signs a bill that establishes a 100% clean energy target for Washington state.
June 27, 2019

State by State, Clean Energy Is Sweeping the Nation

Maine is the seventh state to pass a 100% clean energy target, defying the Trump administration’s attempts to prop up fossil fuels.

A protest against the proposed Entergy gas power plant in New Orleans East on March 3, 2018.
June 17, 2019

Judge Sides With New Orleans Residents in Fight Against Dirty Gas Plant

More than a year after Earthjustice filed suit, the people of New Orleans East are finally seeing justice.

Pastor Marcus Harris of the Dupont Park Seventh Day Adventist Church speaks at an event to celebrate solar panels being installed on the church.
May 13, 2019

How Community Solar Empowers All of Us to Participate in the Clean Energy Revolution

A growing trend aims to give anyone who pays a utility bill access to solar electricity.

A couple in Dukeville, N.C., looks across a coal ash pond full of dead trees.
April 8, 2019

What a Real Coal Ash Cleanup Looks Like

North Carolina has ordered Duke Energy to excavate and close all its coal ash ponds.

Earthjustice Managing Attorney Isaac Moriwake surveys rooftop solar
March 12, 2019

Earthjustice Attorney Draws on Tradition to Revive Hawai‘i’s Streams

Recently promoted to lead Earthjustice’s Mid-Pacific Office, Isaac Moriwake fights to ensure that Hawaiʻi’s cultural and environmental values are reflected in the law.

A honey bee alights on a cherry blossom in Stockton, California. Bees and other insects face a global extinction crisis.
February 13, 2019

Insects Are Disappearing at an Alarming Rate. Here’s What We’re Doing.

Earthjustice is fighting to stop the use of neonicotinoid pesticides, which are wiping out beneficial insects and threatening the health of our planet.

During Hurricane Florence, concentrated animal feeding operations like this one in Warsaw, North Carolina, flooded the surrounding community with hog waste.
January 9, 2019

The Storm Moved on, But North Carolina’s Hog Waste Didn’t

Earthjustice and our partners are working to prevent future hog waste floods in the area hit hardest by Hurricane Florence.

David Bernhardt
January 2, 2019

With a Stroke of Red Marker, Zinke Leaves Interior to His Deputy

The new acting Interior Secretary, David Bernhardt, has been described as a "walking conflict of interest."

Bison at Abiathar Peak, Yellowstone National Park.
December 12, 2018

Why the Earth Needs Good Lawyers in Bozeman and Honolulu

Earthjustice regional offices in Hawai’i and Montana are celebrating important milestones this year.