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 Caribou make their way across the Lake Teshekpuk area of northern Alaska. (Kiliii Yuyan for Earthjustice)
Press Release July 12, 2024

Earthjustice Supports New Protections for the Arctic

Expanding Western Arctic protections will help safeguard irreplaceable Arctic ecosystems from harmful fossil fuel development

Split view of clear and hazy days in Shenandoah National Park. (National Park Service)
Press Release: Victory July 12, 2024

U.S. District Court Finalizes Haze Pollution Consent Decree to Speed Up Protections for Public Lands

Victory will bring clearer views and cleaner air to national parks

Press Release July 11, 2024

EPA Grants Petition to Regulate PFAS Found in Plastic Containers

The federal agency will start a rulemaking process to address toxic ‘forever chemicals’ found in more than 100 million fluorinated plastic containers

Protestors paddle next to the Mackinac Bridge at the Pipe Out Paddle Up Flotilla Against the Line 5 pipeline in Mackinaw City, Michigan. (Sarah Rice for Earthjustice)
Article July 11, 2024

The Great Lakes Are Under Threat

The Line 5 pipeline has already leaked over 1 million gallons of oil to date and threatens the Great Lakes. Now, the company behind it is proposing a dangerous reroute project.

Bitcoin mining machines in a warehouse at the Whinstone US Bitcoin mining facility in Rockdale, Texas, the largest in North America. Operations like this one have been boosted by China’s intensified crypto crackdown that has pushed the industry west. (Mark Felix / AFP via Getty Images)
Press Release July 11, 2024

U.S. Energy Information Administration to Advance New Survey Requiring Cryptomining Companies to Report Energy Use

“Utilities and anyone who depends on reliable, affordable electricity should support the EIA’s effort to bring transparency to this energy-intensive industry”

Aerial view of the Zortman and Landusky Mines in Montana, which led to water contamination on the Fort Belknap reservation. (Associated Press)
Press Release July 11, 2024

Tribes, Conservation Groups Vow Continued Fight Against Irresponsible Mining After “Bad Actor” Retirement

Phillips Baker, Jr., retires from Hecla Mining Company leaving unreclaimed mining disasters behind

document July 11, 2024

Motion to Voluntarily Dismiss Bad Actor Suit

Tribes and conservation groups filed a motion to voluntarily dismiss their claim in their ongoing Bad Actor litigation, but vowed to continue to fight to enforce Montana law to prevent additional irresponsible mining that enriches out-of-state corporate polluters and executives while leaving Montanans with the cost of perpetual pollution.

The U.S. Supreme Court. (Shutterstock)
Press Release July 11, 2024

Earthjustice Supports New Legislation to Safeguard Federal Protections and Reverse Damaging Corner Post Supreme Court Decision

Recent Supreme Court decision exposes federal protections to tidal wave of industry litigation attacking long-standing public protections

page July 11, 2024

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In the News: Alaska Public Media July 10, 2024

As a mining project moves ahead, Southeast Alaska tribes say Canada denies their human rights

Ramin Pejan, Attorney, International Program: “I think if we interpret Desautel, it’s very clear from the evidence we’ve submitted that we meet the threshold legal test for recognizing SEITC and its tribes as protected under the Canadian Constitution.”

In the News: Texas Tribune July 10, 2024

Texas leaders worry that Bitcoin mines threaten to crash the state power grid

Mandy DeRoche, Deputy Managing Attorney, Clean Energy Program: “They can game the system in a few different ways for their profit.”

In the News: Post & Courier July 10, 2024

‘Forever chemical’ polluters land hefty contracts to meet electric vehicle battery demand

Eve Gartner, Director, Toxic Exposure & Health Program: “It’ll take centuries before there’s enough data to figure out how dangerous each PFAS is.”

staff July 9, 2024

Yessenia Moreno

Based in Los Angeles, Yessenia Moreno is a senior litigation assistant and legal practice administrator with our California Regional Office.

In the News: CBS News July 9, 2024

Colorado neighbors react to Suncor air quality violation: “This is just the beginning”

Ian Coghill, Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office: “EPA’s inspection and violation notice is a big step in the right direction, but it is just a first step. There is still a long road toward holding Suncor accountable for its many violations.”

In the News: E&E News July 9, 2024

Supreme Court ‘shadow docket’ halts another EPA rule

Sam Sankar, Senior Vice President of Programs, Earthjustice: “It is fundamentally changing the way EPA authority works.”

The U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C (Architect of the Capitol)
Press Release July 9, 2024

Earthjustice Blasts Recklessly Partisan Interior-Environment Appropriations Bill

“We urge Congress to reject this partisan exercise and instead craft a bill that addresses the challenges we face.”

Progress Rail’s EMD Joule Battery Electric Locomotive. (Progress Rail)
From the Experts July 9, 2024

Four Facts the Rail Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know About Zero-Emissions Trains

With California charting a course for zero-emissions rail, some of America’s oldest monopolies are conniving to hit the brakes on clean air. Don’t believe their misinformation.

Press Release: Victory July 8, 2024

Hawaiʻi County Agrees to Take Responsibility for its Wastewater Discharges into Honokohau Harbor

County will apply for Clean Water Act Permit to manage discharges from Kealakehe Wastewater Treatment Plant