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From the Experts April 24, 2024

Organizaciones Ambientalistas en Chile Recurren al Tribunal Ambiental para Invalidar Norma de Gas “Inflexible” que Prioriza Artificialmente la Electricidad Proveniente de GNL Sobre las Renovables

La “inflexibilidad” que la norma otorga al gas crea una ficción que le baja el precio al GNL, dándole prioridad en el despacho

From the Experts April 24, 2024

Environmental Organizations in Chile Ask the Environmental Court to Invalidate a Rule that Artificially Prioritizes Electricity from LNG Over Renewables

The so-called “Inflexible” gas regulation creates a fiction to lower the price of LNG.

Aerial view of the Everglades National Park in Florida. Wetlands mitigate climate change, protect against floods, filter pollutants, recharge our drinking water supply, and provide homes to countless wildlife. (Tetra Images / Getty Images)
Press Release April 23, 2024

Earthjustice Applauds Biden Administration’s New Freshwater Protections Initiative

New initiative from Council on Environmental Quality convenes states, Tribal governments, and nongovernmental entities to better protect water resources

Activists march in protest at the front gate to Southern California Gas Company's Ventura Compressor Station in Ventura, California. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images).
Press Release April 22, 2024

Utility Lobbying Thwarts Passage of SB 938 in Senate Energy Committee

Critical California legislation to keep utility lobbying and promotional advertising out of customers’ energy bills has been blocked

In the News: Grist April 22, 2024

California communities are fighting the last battery recycling plant in the West — and its toxic legacy

Angela Johnson Meszaros, Managing Attorney, Community Partnerships Program: “What they’ve really been denying the community is the ability to really call the question, should this facility, based on its past operation, receive a renewal of its hazardous waste permit? The community’s position is no. And I think that they have the receipts for why the…

Volunteers with the group Comunidad Guayamesa Unidos por tu Salud install a solar power system in the home of community member in the Puente de Jobos neighborhood of Guayama, P.R., on Mar. 20, 2021. (Erika P. Rodríguez for Earthjustice)
Press Release April 22, 2024

Earthjustice Applauds EPA’s Solar for All Investments

Solar for All grants will unlock access to rooftop and community solar for low-income families

Press Release April 21, 2024

Earthjustice Statement: New York Governor Hochul and Legislature Finalize the SFY2024-25 Budget

Falls short on climate; restores critical funding for water infrastructure

Brayton Point Power Station in Somerset, Mass., in 2012. (Denis Tangney Jr. / Getty Images)
From the Experts April 19, 2024

New Wastewater Treatment Standards for Coal-fired Power Plants

A 15-year legal fight to curb toxic wastewater to protect drinking water.

NW Natural was one of the fossil fuel companies protested against during a Portland Youth Climate Strike march in Portland, Oregon on May 20, 2022. (Nick Cunningham /
Press Release April 19, 2024

Climate and Justice Groups Urge Oregon Regulators to Reject Utility Rate Hike That Would Harm Customers and Thwart Climate Goals

NW Natural seeks to increase profits and expand its gas system at ratepayers’ expense

After years of inaction by the federal government, the Environmental Protection Agency has proposed long-overdue limits on six PFAS in drinking water. (Getty Images)
feature April 19, 2024

Inside EPA’s Roadmap on Regulating PFAS Chemicals

Toxic “forever chemicals” remain laxly regulated.

Press Release April 19, 2024

Earthjustice Statement: Final Budget SFY2025 Excludes NY HEAT Act

Assembly kills NY HEAT Act in final budget deal, the leading policy to address energy affordability and climate change

Firefighters walk through foam used to extinguish a four alarm fire in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston in 2018. Firefighting foam is one source of PFAS contamination in the environment. (David L. Ryan / The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Press Release April 19, 2024

New EPA PFAS Designations Will Spur Contamination Cleanups

The EPA has designated PFOA and PFOS as hazardous substances under CERCLA, which requires polluters to fund cleanup of contaminated sites

 Caribou make their way across the Lake Teshekpuk area of northern Alaska. (Kiliii Yuyan for Earthjustice)
Update April 19, 2024

New Rules Protect Millions of Acres of Alaska’s Western Arctic from Future Oil Drilling

Over 10 million acres of ecologically sensitive land is now off limits to oil and gas drilling

Caribou in the Western Arctic.
(Kiliii Yüyan for Earthjustice)
Press Release April 19, 2024

Earthjustice Applauds New Rules Limiting Future Oil Drilling in Western Arctic

Biden administration unveils new regulations that will help preserve 13 million acres in Alaska

In the News: Floodlight April 18, 2024

23 states ask EPA to halt civil rights rules regulating pollution

Andre Segura, VP of Litigation: “The fact is, many of the states that have signed the petition have historically allowed these harmful facilities to be placed in predominantly Black and brown communities, without regard for the health and safety of residents. These decades-old Title VI regulations are critical tools for the federal government to use…

In the News: Associated Press April 18, 2024

Republican AGs attack Biden’s EPA for pursuing environmental discrimination cases

Debbie Chizewer, Managing Attorney, Midwest Office: “I think it is a perversion of our civil rights laws to say otherwise, to say that you can’t account for these past harms by creating policies that protect communities that are disproportionately harmed.”

In the News: Colorado Community Media April 18, 2024

Denver and Commerce City officials rally behind bill aiming to combat air pollution

Rebecca Curry, Policy Advocate, Rocky Mountain Office: “This bill seeks to hold the state accountable for several protections promised in the Environmental Justice Act.”

A brown pelican covered in oil sits on the Louisiana coast in June 2010. Oil from the <em>Deepwater Horizon</em> has affected wildlife throughout the Gulf of Mexico. (Charlie Riedel / AP)
Press Release April 18, 2024

Gulf and Environmental Groups React to Congressional Letter Calling on Interior Department to End Rubber Stamping of Offshore Oil Drilling Projects

Letter comes on eve of the 14th anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon spill