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Press Release June 21, 2024

Community Fights For Clean Air, Challenges Bloomington Warehouse In Court

Predominantly working class Latino community targeted with a disproportionate number of industrial projects

The U.S. Capitol building. (Architect of the Capitol)
From the Experts June 21, 2024

The Congressional Review Act: Congress鈥檚 Favorite Tool to Undermine Public Health, Labor Rights, and Environmental Protections

It鈥檚 time to repeal this damaging and undemocratic piece of legislation.

Youth plaintiffs gather before the start of the Navahine F. v. the Hawai'i Department of Transportation hearing at the First Circuit Environmental Court in Honolulu, Hawai驶i, on January 26, 2023. Pictured left to right: Ka鈥櫯峮ohi P.-G., 16, Kawahine鈥業likea N., 13, Taliya N., 15, Navahine F., 15, Mesina D.-R., 15, Kal膩 W., 19, Rylee K., 15, and Kawena F., 10. (Elyse Butler for Earthjustice)
feature June 20, 2024

How Hawai鈥榠鈥檚 Youth Advocates are Fighting for Hawai鈥榠鈥檚 Future

As the climate crisis threatens their land, food, and traditions, 14 youth advocates took the Hawai鈥榠 Department of Transportation to court to spur climate action.

Youth plaintiffs gather before the start of the Navahine F. v. the Hawai'i Department of Transportation hearing at the First Circuit Environmental Court in Honolulu, Hawai驶i, on January 26, 2023. Pictured left to right: Ka鈥櫯峮ohi P.-G., 16, Kawahine鈥業likea N., 13, Taliya N., 15, Navahine F., 15, Mesina D.-R., 15, Kal膩 W., 19, Rylee K., 15, and Kawena F., 10. (Elyse Butler for Earthjustice)
Press Release: Victory June 20, 2024

Historic Agreement Reached in Hawai驶i Youth-Led Constitutional Climate Complaint

Transportation Department commits to bold action to achieve 2045 zero emission goals

In the News: Tampa Bay Times June 20, 2024

Across Florida, residents fear impact of higher Duke, Tampa Electric rates

Tampa Bay residents spoke before utility regulators at a rare set of public hearings. Florida residents pay some of the highest energy bills in the country.

document June 20, 2024

Settlement Agreement: Navahine v. Hawai驶i Dept. of Transportation

Youth plaintiffs Navahine F., et. al, and Edwin Sniffen, in his official capacity as HDOT Director, have executed a Settlement Agreement.

An old-growth forest in Oregon. (Frances Eatherington)
Press Release June 20, 2024

U.S. Forest Service Advances Protections Plan for Old-Growth Forests

Release of environmental review document kicks off a 90-day public comment period

Aerial view of the smelting complex in the city of La Oroya, Peru in 2022. La Oroya is one of the most polluted localities on the planet. (Ernesto Benavides / AFP via Getty Images)
From the Experts: Victory June 20, 2024

La Oroya vs. Per煤: Precedente Hist贸rico Sobre Derechos Humanos y el Medio Ambiente

La Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos estableci贸 un precedente importante para la fiscalizaci贸n de la contaminaci贸n industrial por parte de los Estados.

Aerial view of the smelting complex in the city of La Oroya, Peru in 2022. La Oroya is one of the most polluted localities on the planet. (Ernesto Benavides / AFP via Getty Images)
From the Experts: Victory June 20, 2024

La Oroya v. Peru: Historic Precedent on Human Rights and the Environment

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights set an important precedent for state oversight of industrial pollution.

In the News: WAMC Northeast Public Radio June 20, 2024

Danskammer withdraws permit application for Newburgh generation facility

Melissa Legge, Attorney, Clean Energy Program: 鈥淭he decision shows how the courts and the Department of Environmental Conservation are upholding that law and enforcing that law. New York does not need any more gas plants like Danskammer. What New York needs is renewables like solar and wind to come online and battery storage in order…

Members of the Nez Perce Tribe host a stop on the 鈥淩ed Road to D.C.鈥 tour at the Snake River in Idaho on Jul. 15, 2021. Members of the Lummi Nation transported a 25-foot totem pole from Washington State to Washington, D.C., stopping at multiple sacred places under threat from resource extraction and industrial development. (Wingspan Media & Te Maia Wiki)
Press Release June 18, 2024

Federal Report Underscores Need to Protect Columbia Basin Salmon for Tribal Justice

Tribal Circumstances Analysis acknowledges historic, ongoing and cumulative injustice to Tribes from the Columbia Basin dams and need for immediate action

Lead poisoning prevention advocates rally outside City Hall to protest a new City Council bill that shifts financial responsibility of replacing lead water service lines from the City to the property owner. (Nydia Guti茅rrez / Earthjustice)
Press Release June 18, 2024

NYC Proposes Bill to Shift Cost of Lead Pipe Replacement to Property Owners

Advocates for responsible lead pipe replacement speak out against 鈥淩otten鈥 Bill

Danskammer Energy's methane gas plant in Newburgh, NY, could have emitted nearly 2 million tons of carbon emissions per year and contributed to air pollution in the Hudson Valley. (Halbergman / Getty Images)
Press Release: Victory June 17, 2024

Danskammer Energy Abandons Plans to Construct a New Methane Gas Plant in Newburgh, NY

Construction of a new gas plant is incompatible with New York鈥檚 landmark clean energy law

staff June 17, 2024

Benjamin Chagnon

Benjamin Chagnon is a senior counsel at Earthjustice.

Press Release June 17, 2024

NYS Houses Make Some Progress on Transportation but the Legislature Leaves Much to be Desired As Session Comes to a Close

ElectrifyNY Coalition Statement: In the wake of congestion pricing stall by Governor Hochul, NY legislators desperately need to pick up slack to tackle pollution, protect communities, and safeguard workers

Power lines near Pittsburgh, Penn. (Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
feature June 17, 2024

El p煤blico versus las compa帽铆as el茅ctricas

Earthjustice trabaja por una transici贸n m谩s r谩pida y justa a energ铆a limpia. Esta labor se hace ante las comisiones de servicios p煤blicos alrededor del pa铆s.

document June 13, 2024

The Busy Environmental Activist’s Guide to Planned Giving

A planned giving toolkit for organizations. See actionable, low-cost steps to help advance your organization鈥檚 mission for decades to come.

document June 13, 2024

Gifts That Give Back: Charitable Gift Annuities and Charitable Remainder Trusts

When you donate cash or appreciated assets to fund a gift annuity or create a charitable remainder trust, you receive income for as long as you live, tax benefits, and ensure the earth always has a good lawyer.