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Driving an electric car in the Holland Tunnel in New York City. Because electric vehicles are more efficient in converting energy to power cars and trucks, electricity across the board is cleaner and cheaper as a fuel for vehicles, even when that electricity comes from the dirtiest grid. (Mecky / Getty Images)
Update February 21, 2024

The EPA Must Hold the Line on the Strongest Car Pollution Standards Ever

Here’s what the standards would do for health and climate.

In the News: Honolulu Civil Beat February 20, 2024

Proposed HECO Bailout Bill Could Force The Utility Company To Restructure

Isaac Moriwake, Managing Attorney, Mid-Pacific Office: “I appreciate what the legislators are trying to do here in stepping up and protecting the ratepayer and public and adding some balance to a deal that was originally stacked 100% in the utility’s favor.”

In the News: Orlando Sentinel February 9, 2024

Florida could remove majority of climate change references from state law

Bradley Marshall, Attorney, Florida Office: “It does send a statement that even though we are seeing the impacts of climate change increasing every year in the state — more people being impacted by stronger hurricanes, we’re seeing sea level rise, we’re seeing hotter summers — that we don’t think that is something we should be…

Document February 8, 2024

Testimony: NYS Joint Hearing of the Senate Finance and Assembly Ways and Means Committees

Earthjustice looks forward to working with the legislature to ensure New York’s final SFY2024-25 budget rises to the challenge New Yorkers face from the climate crisis and other environmental harms.

In the News: Energy News Network February 8, 2024

Environmental justice groups ask feds to resist weakening rules on clean hydrogen tax credit

Lauren Piette, Attorney, Clean Energy Program: “Treasury needs to reject the loopholes industry is demanding, which would create enormous subsidies for dirty hydrogen, lock in more fossil fuel production and use, and increase dangerous health and climate-harming pollution,”

Press Release: Victory February 8, 2024

Advocates and Consumers Energy Reach Agreement on Critical Energy Efficiency Programs

Michigan Public Service Commission approves settlement agreement that will significantly help utility customers

(Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)
Press Release January 31, 2024

Earthjustice Praises Selection of John Podesta as Biden Administration’s New Climate Envoy

“There is no better person to ensure true U.S. climate leadership on the world stage.”

Bitdeer’s cryptomining facility in Rockdale, Texas. (© Aaron M. Sprecher / Greenpeace)
Press Release January 31, 2024

U.S. Energy Information Administration Announces It Will Require Cryptocurrency Mining Companies to Report Their Energy Use for the First Time

The explosive growth of cryptocurrency mining in the U.S. is largely unregulated

In the News: Fast Company January 31, 2024

Hawaii is at the forefront of clean energy (or is it?)

Isaac Moriwake, Managing Attorney, Mid-Pacific Office: “Rooftop solar is our No. 1 success story. It jumpstarted our renewable energy growth and also captured the public’s imagination. We’ve made progress on the electric side, but we are not making progress overall. We are not going to get to our overall decarbonization goals unless we confront the…

Storm clouds pass over the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. (Architect of the Capitol)
Press Release January 31, 2024

As House Natural Resources Committee Debates Mining Bill, Earthjustice Urges Meaningful Reforms, Not Industry Handouts

The bill would make it easier for mining companies and individuals to stake claim on public lands without the existence of valid mineral claim

Earthjustice’s Right to Zero campaign and allies held an event in support of the Green Transit, Green Jobs bill at the New York State Capitol on Tuesday, January 30, 2024 . This critical bill will facilitate the transition to electric buses and promote good manufacturing jobs in New York State. (Patrick Dodson for Earthjustice)
Press Release January 30, 2024

Green Transit, Green Jobs, Proposed Bill Brings Clean Transportation and Good Green Manufacturing Jobs to New York

The win-win legislation jump-starts cleaner air with emissions-free buses and provides green sector jobs; Lawmakers, union leaders, and advocates urge Governor Hochul to Include in 2025 NY Final Budget

(Erika P. Rodriguez for Earthjustice)
Press Release January 25, 2024

Christie Hicks Joins Earthjustice to Lead Clean Energy Program

As managing attorney of the Clean Energy Program, Christie leads the legal work in more than 18 states and at the federal level to accelerate the shift to clean energy

staff January 23, 2024

Christie Hicks

Based in Chicago, Christie oversees Earthjustice’s clean energy practice in more than 18 states and territories and at the federal level to phase out fossil-fuel power generation, clean up coal’s toxic legacy, and remove barriers to clean energy and electrification to ensure that it is accessible to everyone.

In the News: Grist January 22, 2024

Oil companies used to run this town. Now they’re back — to mine for lithium.

Blaine Miller-McFeeley, Senior Legislative Representative, Policy & Legislation: “These oil and gas and coal companies are greenwashing themselves by saying the way they’ve always done mining, which is the destructive, toxic way, is the solution to climate change.”

A public electric charging station. (Chuyin / Getty Images)
Press Release January 19, 2024

Earthjustice Praises New Electric Vehicle Affordability Actions

New Investments and Tax Guidance from the Biden administration will expand EV options and charging infrastructure to high-need areas

Electric automobile, plugged into charging station. (Greg Pease / Getty Images)
Article January 17, 2024

Are Electric Vehicles Really Better for the Environment? Yes.

Electric vehicles stack up better than combustion any which way you look at it.

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).
From the Experts January 17, 2024

You Shouldn’t Have to Pay for Utility Shenanigans in Your Energy Bill

New legislation can stop utilities like SoCalGas from abusing customer money to fight climate action.

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul speaks during a briefing in New York City. (John Lamparski / Getty Images)
Press Release January 17, 2024

Earthjustice Statement: New York Governor Hochul Releases SFY2025 State Executive Budget Proposal

Governor’s budget mixed bag on environment: Includes key elements of NY HEAT Act to fight climate change; cuts water infrastructure funding by half