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In the News: Governing November 9, 2021

How Might the COP26 Climate Summit Affect Local Government?

Kirti Datla, Director of Strategic Legal Advocacy, Earthjustice: “They explained that it would be, basically, a waste of time to look at these older regulations because the electricity sector had already met the targets in the Obama-era regulation a decade ahead of the schedule in that regulation, even though it never even went into effect.”

A coal-fired power plant in central Wyoming.
(Greg Goebel / CC BY-SA 2.0)
Press Release June 19, 2019

Earthjustice Denounces Trump Administration’s Dirty Power Scam

The Dirty Power Scam would gut limits on carbon emissions and present a step backward for climate action

Smoke from a coal powered plant.
(Calin Tatu / Shutterstock)
Press Release August 21, 2018

Earthjustice on EPA’s Coal Power Scam: A Big Leap in the Wrong Direction on Climate Pollution

EPA moves forward with dismantling of Clean Power Plan

Colleen Fitzgerrell, who works on clean energy issues for Earthjustice, addresses EPA officials at a listening session on the repeal of the Clean Power Plan.
(Martin do Nascimento / Earthjustice)
feature March 2, 2018

Showing Up for Clean Power

Alarmed by President Trump’s plans to scrap the Clean Power Plan, hundreds turn out to address officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Hear are some of their stories.

Speakers at the listening session held by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on the proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan, in San Francisco on Feb. 28, 2018.
(Martin do Nascimento / Earthjustice)
Press Release February 28, 2018

At EPA Public Hearing, Earthjustice and Partners Remain Committed to Fight Climate Change “On All Fronts”

Opposition to back-tracking on climate protections mounts

document January 29, 2018

NGO Comments On Pruitt Clean Power Plan Participation

Attention: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2017-0355, Repeal of Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units

A child plays near the Cheswick coal-fired power plant in Pennsylvania. Burning coal is a major cause of climate change and releases toxic pollution that threatens our air and water.
(Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
Press Release January 29, 2018

Earthjustice: EPA Must Withdraw Clean Power Plan Repeal Proposal Which is Tainted by Scott Pruitt’s Involvement

Pruitt’s mind is made up against the plan, so the public can’t count on him to give fair consideration

Press Release December 18, 2017

Earthjustice on EPA’s Latest Clean Power Plan Gambit: Scott Pruitt’s Stalling Tactics Are No Way to Respond to Our Urgent Climate Crisis

By repealing the Clean Power Plan and slow-walking a possible substitute, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt once again sides with polluters against climate action

video October 10, 2017

Stop Trump From Repealing The Clean Power Plan

As our country's leaders refuse to rise to this challenge of acting on climate change, Earthjustice will be working to hold them accountable in court.

Article October 10, 2017

Amidst Climate Disasters, Trump and Pruitt to Scrap Clean Power Plan

As unprecedented hurricanes and wildfires rage across the United States, President Trump and Scott Pruitt try to ensure the U.S. does nothing to rein in climate change.

Las plantas de carbĂłn como esta en Springdale, PA, son una vista comĂşn en todo el paĂ­s. El Plan de EnergĂ­a Limpia impone lĂ­mites de carbono que reducen la quema de carbĂłn.
(CHRIS JORDAN-BLOCH / EARTHJUSTICE)
Article October 10, 2017

En medio de desastres climáticos, Trump y Pruitt eliminan el Plan de Energía Limpia

Mientras que huracanes e incendios forestales de proporciones históricas afectan a miles de estadounidenses, el presidente Trump y Scott Pruitt tratan de asegurar que los Estados Unidos no haga nada para controlar el cambio climático.

A child plays near the Cheswick coal-fired power plant in Pennsylvania. Burning coal is a major cause of climate change and releases toxic pollution that threatens our air and water.
(Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
Press Release October 9, 2017

Earthjustice on Clean Power Plan Repeal Announcement: Corporate Polluters’ Wish-List Indistinguishable From EPA’s To-Do List

EPA Administrator Pruitt has shown he is willing to abdicate his duty to protect the American people

A child plays near the Cheswick coal-fired power plant in Pennsylvania. Burning coal is a major cause of climate change and releases toxic pollution that threatens our air and water.
(Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
Press Release October 9, 2017

Respuesta de Earthjustice a la derogación del Plan de Energía Limpia: La lista de deseos de las compañías contaminantes es indistinguible a la lista de tareas de la EPA

El administrador de la EPA demuestra que está dispuesto a abdicar su deber de proteger la salud del pueblo estadounidense

document May 15, 2017

Supplemental Brief Of Public Health And Environmental Organization Respondent-Intervenors (State of North Dakota v. EPA)

Public Health and Environmental Respondent-Intervenors respectfully submit this supplemental brief in response to this Court’s order of April 28, 2017, ECF No. 1673072, in which the Court requested briefing on whether it should remand, rather than hold in abeyance, the consolidated cases challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units (“New Source Rule”), 80 Fed. Reg. 64,510 (Oct. 23, 2015).

document May 15, 2017

Supplemental Brief Of Public Health And Environmental Organization Respondent-Intervenors (State of West Virginia v. EPA)

Public Health and Environmental Respondent-Intervenors hereby respond to the Court’s April 28, 2017, order requesting briefs on whether these consolidated cases concerning the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, 80 Fed. Reg. 64,662 (Oct. 23, 2015), should be “remanded to the agency rather than held in abeyance.” ECF No. 1673071.

document April 6, 2017

Opposition to EPA delaying decision on CPP's Fossil Fuel Interests Case

Opposition to EPA's motion to delay in D.C. Circuit – EPA's January 2017 decision rejecting fossil fuel interests' requests that the agency reconsider the Clean Power Plan

document April 5, 2017

Environmental Groups Opposition to CPP Abeyance

Environmental Groups Opposition to CPP Abeyance

document April 5, 2017

Environmental Groups Oppose New Source Carbon Standards Delay

Environmental Groups Oppose New Source Carbon Standards Delay