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Clean and electric trucks sit on display at an event on new national clean air standards for heavy-duty trucks near the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Headquarters on December 20, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Anna Moneymaker / Getty Images)
From the Experts March 23, 2023

Colorado’s Historic Opportunity To Clean Up Toxic Truck Pollution

An environmental justice coalition in Colorado is fighting for the strongest possible clean trucks package

In the News: AP News March 23, 2023

Army Corps further delays decision on Great Lakes oil tunnel

Debbie Chizewer, Managing Attorney, Midwest Office, Earthjustice: “It needs to be redone or completely thrown away.”

A Louisiana Bucket Brigade bicycle tour in Norco, Louisiana, on Mar. 16, 2022. Leading the tour was Sheila Tahir, with the Louisiana Bucket Brigade, and Pastor Harry Joseph, a resident of St. James Parish and the pastor of Mt. Triumph Baptist Church. (Brad Zweerink / Earthjustice)
Press Release March 22, 2023

Earthjustice Applauds Reintroduction of the Environmental Justice for All Act

As Congress addresses the climate crisis and looks to rapidly build out the clean energy infrastructure of the future, this bill provides a blueprint for a better way forward that includes communities in the decision-making process from the beginning.

Press Release March 20, 2023

Texas’ Challenge Halts Biden’s Rule to Protect “Waters of the United States”

Decision blocks common-sense rule in Texas and Idaho that protects nation’s wetlands

Document March 19, 2023

WOTUS injunction decision in Texas/Idaho

WOTUS injunction decision in Texas/Idaho

Press Release March 15, 2023

New Rule Will Require Upwind Industry and Power Plants to Reduce Smog Polluting Downwind States

The Good Neighbor Rule will require 23 states to clean up their smog-forming emissions

A couple shops for appliances in a home goods store.
Press Release March 15, 2023

Bay Area Passes First-in-the-Nation Regulation to Cut Air Pollution from Methane Gas Furnaces and Water Heaters in Homes

New rule ensures gradual transition to more efficient electric heat pumps, and is likely to set a trend in other regions

The Clean Water Rule is a vital part of the nation's water infrastructure.
(Kichigan / Shutterstock)
Press Release March 9, 2023

House of Representatives Votes to Gut Clean Water Protections

Earthjustice condemns Congressional Review Act vote to invalidate President Biden’s Clean Water Restoration Rule.

In the News: St. Louis Dispatch March 9, 2023

Attorneys ask judge to rule that Cahokia Heights is violating Clean Water Act

Courtney Bowie, Managing Attorney, Northeast Office: “We don’t really need to go to trial over this. The court can just rule that the Clean Water Act has been violated, and we can just then focus on how to remedy that problem.”

Document March 6, 2023

South Coast Air Basin Title VI Complaint

For over a decade, the South Coast Air Quality Management District has enabled the oil industry to pollute communities of color by giving major stationary sources a free pass on compliance with section 185 of the Clean Air Act.

Smog covers the city of Los Angeles.
(Photo courtesy of Ben Amstutz)
From the Experts March 6, 2023

Addressing Racial Disparities with Title VI

Communities of color in California’s South Coast Air Basin are tired of holding their breath.

Press Release March 3, 2023

Federal Court Upheld EPA Cross-State Ozone Rule

The rule requires states to reduce power plant pollution that contributes to unhealthy smog levels in downwind states

A marsh at sunset in Beaufort, South Carolina. (Teresa Kopec / Getty Images)
Article March 1, 2023

In the Fight for Clean Water, Industry Spreads Disinformation

Some lawmakers and their industry supporters are spreading clean water myths. Here are the facts.

A few hundred supporters of clean water rallied outside the Supreme Court on Oct. 3, 2022, as the court heard oral arguments in Sackett v. EPA.
(Melissa Lyttle for Earthjustice)
From the Experts February 23, 2023

Justices’ Clean Water Act Queries Hint At Search For Balance

At oral argument in Sackett v. EPA, some justices struggled to square simplistic industry arguments with science and common sense.

Press Release February 17, 2023

EPA Reaffirms Mercury and Air Toxics Standards Will Save Lives

Reducing mercury and air toxins emissions has saved more than 11,000 lives and a stronger standard could prevent even more deaths

Document February 17, 2023

Final court brief challenging the Ajax asphalt plant permit in Flint

Five community groups respond to Ajax in a final briefing before the Genesee County Circuit Court. The groups are appealing a decision by Michigan’s environmental agency to allow the Ajax corporation to install a toxic asphalt plant in a predominantly Black, low-income, and environmentally overburdened neighborhood.

A black plume rises over East Palestine, Ohio, as a result of a controlled detonation of a portion of the derailed Norfolk Southern train, Feb. 6, 2023. After toxic chemicals were released into the air from a wrecked train in Ohio, evacuated residents remain in the dark about what toxic substances are lingering in their vacated neighborhoods while they await approval to return home. (Gene J. Puskar / AP)
Update February 15, 2023

How a Train Derailment Led to a Major Chemical Disaster in Ohio

Here’s what we know now and what officials should do to help the people affected by this catastrophe.