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We are running out of time 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 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

Animated map of the crude oil, petroleum product, hydrocarbon liquid, and natural gas pipelines in the contiguous United States.
U.S. Energy Information Administration
We have spent decades challenging pipelines as a legal partner for communities whose right to clean air, safe drinking water, and unspoiled lands are being denied by the harmful excesses of the fossil fuel industry — and together, we are growing stronger.

Stop the rush to gas

Newman Power Station, operated by El Paso Electric. Emissions rising up to a grey cloudy sky. Vegetation in foreground.
hclara23 / Can Stock Photo
El Paso Electric’s (EPE) application to expand their Newman Generating Station was denied by the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission. The City of Las Cruces agreed that EPE’s proposal to invest in a new gas power plant was not in the public interest.

Cut methane pollution

Navajo community leader Daniel Tso, outside of Counselor, New Mexico, in the San Juan Basin. Cloudy grey skies. He is wearing a wide brimmed hat, glasses, and a button up shirt. Behind him, out of focus, are heavy machinery set along roads cut into the landscape of vegetation.
Steven St. John for Earthjustice
Across the country, communities on the frontlines of methane pollution are fighting alongside Earthjustice to protect themselves against oil and gas industry pollution.

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.

Remove barriers to clean energy

Two solar panels are being worked on by three people. They are wearing hard hats and are on top of a shingled roof.
Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice
We worked with our partners to preserve net metering — one of the country’s most important incentives for solar energy.

Build a sustainable clean energy supply

A rainbow cascades across the cloudy sky above the Santa Rita mountains in the desert in southern Arizona.
Courtesy of Frank Walsh / Save the Scenic Santa Ritas
We will continue to advocate for an energy supply chain that will reduce the need for raw materials and mining, and ensure that what mining does occur is sustainable, held to high environmental and labor standards, and occurs in acceptable locations.

Electrify everything

Close up of the opened door of an electric school bus. Two people are standing at the entrance of the bus. They are both wearing glasses, wearing blouses, and slacks. An ID badge is clipped to belt loop of the person in front. There is a driver in the driver's seat. They are all smiling.
Courtesy of California Energy Commission
From cars to buses to trucks, electric vehicles are transforming how we move goods and ourselves, cleaning up our air and climate.

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.

Invest in frontline communities

Two youth play basketball in a court in Port Arthur, TX. Across the field of grass, behind the court, are refineries set beside a hazy grey sky.
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Lift up climate justice voices

Ten illustrative black and white portraits, set in front of pink circular backdrops, of the men, women, youth, nonbinary, Black, Brown, and Indigenous people who are tackling climate change, systemic racism, and extreme inequality.
Lit is a climate justice storytelling project that connects the dots between climate change, systemic racism, and extreme inequality — while highlighting the women, men, youth, LGBTQ+, Black, Brown, and Indigenous people around the world who are tackling them.

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

Green hillscape, clouds, and misty fog reflected on the surface of Lake Bakewell in the Tongass National Forest
Jeff DeFreest / USDA
The end of large-scale old-growth logging in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest is a win for wildlife, local Indigenous communities, and every human on Earth.

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. She is holding a red stop sign with her left hand with her right fist raised in the air. Behind her are other protestors holding up similar signs. The sun is shining. Clouds in the blue sky. Green grass on the ground.
Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice
The industry is planning a massive build-out of petrochemical plants. Earthjustice is on the forefront of the fight against petrochemicals.