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We have a decade to avoid climate catastrophe. It’s time to go Zero to 100.

We can solve our climate crisis by moving urgently to zero emissions and 100% clean energy.

Earthjustice is using the power of the law to stand up to polluters, advance clean energy solutions, protect public health, and fight for justice for the planet and its people.

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Earthjustice endorses the 100% Clean Energy Economy Act of 2019, which would require the United States to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions across our whole economy by 2050 to avoid the worst impacts of the climate crisis.

The UN Petition: Climate Rights

Sixteen young people from around the world submitted a groundbreaking legal complaint to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child. Earthjustice and global law firm Hausfeld are representing the 16 youths in this matter.

Many of the UN petitioners, at the Global Climate Strike on Sept. 20, 2019, in New York.
Michael Rubenstein for Earthjustice
Many of the UN petitioners, at the Global Climate Strike on Sept. 20 in New York.

The Climate Strikers

Watch the story of Sarah, a high school freshman who is striking for climate justice: We are proud to stand in solidarity with millions of young people around the world for the Global Climate Strike.

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Earthjustice is partnering with climate leaders and communities on the frontlines of pollution to:

1. Move beyond fossil fuels.

Our reliance on coal, oil, and gas drags us backwards and hurts our communities. We’re holding the powerful accountable to reject more pollution and deal with the toxic legacy of fossil fuels.

Keep fossil fuels in the ground

The drillship Kulluk is towed out of Alaska on March 26, 2013, after the towing line to the icebreaking anchor-handling tug Aiviq parted in heavy weather, and the unit ran aground on Sitkalidak Island.
James Mason for Earthjustice
There is currently no offshore oil and gas development in the American Arctic Ocean, thanks in part to vigilant advocacy.

Stop the rush to gas

A protest against the proposed gas storage facility in Watkins Glen, NY, on July 14th, 2014.
Courtesy of Yvonne Taylor
After a wave of public opposition, New York State regulators have denied a proposal for a gas storage facility in the Finger Lakes region.

Clean up coal ash

Pete Harrison / Earthjustice
New data has revealed that coal ash is contaminating groundwater across America.

2. Clear the way for clean energy.

We’re fighting for policies that get us to 100% clean, pollution-free energy and removing barriers that stand in the way. We’re expanding access to solar for low-income families and standing up for consumers. From transportation to buildings to the energy grid, we’re working to power our entire economy with clean energy.

Earthjustice endorses the 100% Clean Energy Economy Act of 2019, legislation that outlines a bold path for the country to move to zero emissions and 100% clean energy to solve the climate crisis.

Set ambitious goals

Residents show their support for solar energy in Las Vegas, Nev.
John Locher / AP
Seven states have passed legislation committing to 100% clean energy, defying the Trump administration’s attempts to prop up fossil fuels.

Remove barriers to clean energy

Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice
We are securing crucial regulatory reform at the state level to advance equitable access to clean energy.

Electrify everything

An electric school bus.
Courtesy of California Energy Commission
Electric buses, cars, and trucks are ready to hit the road — abundant renewable energy is waiting to reliably power our lives.

3. Make sure everyone benefits.

We partnered with frontline environmental justice and national environmental groups to develop The Equitable & Just National Climate Platform. We’re putting this shared vision into action to make sure climate solutions confront racial, economic, and environmental injustice while building a clean energy economy that works for everyone.

Advance just climate solutions

The Equitable and Just National Climate Platform lays out a bold national climate policy agenda that advances the goals of economic, racial, climate, and environmental justice.

Expand access to solar

Jessica Ennis of Earthjustice, foreground left, Robin Dutta, representative for MD D.C. VA Solar Energy Industries Association, middle, and Luke Clippinger, Maryland delegate for district 46, outside of the Maryland State House in 2015.
Matt Roth for Earthjustice
Community solar, if designed and implemented wisely, can unlock the benefits of solar for more people.

Defend tribal lands

Walter Echo-Hawk, a member of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma, discovered in 2015 that government agencies had approved oil and gas leases on Pawnee land without consulting with the Tribe.
Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice
Walter Eco-Hawk of the Pawnee Nation is fighting oil and gas leases.

4. Take on the next frontiers.

As we transition to 100% clean energy, we’re tackling other major contributors to the climate crisis that threaten to undermine our progress.

We’re protecting vital forest lands that absorb carbon and regulate our climate. We’re promoting climate-smart agriculture practices that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enhance the carbon-sink potential of soils. And we’re challenging new petrochemical plants that would use fossil fuels to make plastics, at a huge cost for public health and our climate.

Protect climate forests

Wanda Culp and her colleagues at WECAN are fighting to defend the Tongass from logging.
Michael Penn for Earthjustice
The Tongass National Forest is a key weapon in fighting climate change.

Promote climate-smart agriculture

Managing Attorney Peter Lehner examines the soil on a farm in Iowa.
Brad Zweerink for Earthjustice
A new vision for agriculture would eliminate wasteful land use and make carbon sequestration an agricultural product.

Stop the petrochemical buildout

Sharon Lavigne, foreground, is fighting to keep a petrochemical plant out of her Louisiana community.
Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice
Residents of “Cancer Alley” in Louisiana are uniting against Big Oil’s next big play.