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People cool off in misters along the Las Vegas Strip, Sunday, July 7, 2024, in Las Vegas. It was the hottest day on record for the city at 120 degrees Fahrenheit. (John Locher / AP)
Article July 17, 2024

Summer Is Overheating. Here’s What We’re Doing About It.

Burning fossil fuels is making summer more prone to extreme weather events. Here’s how we’re tackling the climate crisis.

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

The Solution to a Faster Clean Energy Transition? More Power Lines.

We know that a 100% clean energy requires more electricity transmission lines. Now, the federal government has taken sweeping action to modernize and build out the grid.

Press Release July 16, 2024

Grupos Impugnan Falta de Penalidades en Esquema de Métricas de Desempeño de LUMA

Organizaciones ambientales y de la sociedad civil argumentan que el pobre servicio que ofrece LUMA y un laxo esquema que mida su desempeño es un tema de vida o muerte para muchos puertorriqueños.

Split view of clear and hazy days in Shenandoah National Park. (National Park Service)
Press Release: Victory July 12, 2024

U.S. District Court Finalizes Haze Pollution Consent Decree to Speed Up Protections for Public Lands

Victory will bring clearer views and cleaner air to national parks

Bitcoin mining machines in a warehouse at the Whinstone US Bitcoin mining facility in Rockdale, Texas, the largest in North America. Operations like this one have been boosted by China’s intensified crypto crackdown that has pushed the industry west. (Mark Felix / AFP via Getty Images)
Press Release July 11, 2024

U.S. Energy Information Administration to Advance New Survey Requiring Cryptomining Companies to Report Energy Use

“Utilities and anyone who depends on reliable, affordable electricity should support the EIA’s effort to bring transparency to this energy-intensive industry”

Progress Rail’s EMD Joule Battery Electric Locomotive. (Progress Rail)
From the Experts July 9, 2024

Four Facts the Rail Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know About Zero-Emissions Trains

With California charting a course for zero-emissions rail, some of America’s oldest monopolies are conniving to hit the brakes on clean air. Don’t believe their misinformation.

A bird flies by the emissions from the coal-fired Gavin Power Plant in Cheshire, Ohio. (Stephanie Keith / Getty Images)
Press Release: Victory June 28, 2024

Federal Court Blocks Attempt by Coal Power Plants to Evade Cleaning Up Coal Ash Contaminating Water

U.S. Court of Appeals affirms that EPA regulations prohibit closing coal ash dumps with ash sitting in groundwater

Heat pumps line the rooftop of an apartment building. Heat pumps provide both heating and cooling while using significantly less energy compared with other technologies. (alacatr / Getty Images)
Press Release June 27, 2024

Gas Industry Tries (Again) to Block Washington State’s Climate-Friendly Building Codes

Climate, health, and renewable energy groups intervene to defend new, progressive statewide building codes that took effect in March

document June 27, 2024

Motion to Intervene: Washington State’s Climate-Friendly Building Codes

A coalition of climate, health, and renewable energy groups that successfully defended Washington State’s new building codes are intervening to once more beat back another desperate attempt by industry to thwart Washington State’s progress toward climate goals.

A forklift is used to move sheets of steel from a stack. (Thomas Barwick / Getty Images)
Press Release June 27, 2024

California Passes First Zero-Emissions Forklift Rule in the U.S.

New standard will lift a load of smog by shifting 89,000 forklifts to zero emissions, saving the lives of 544 Californians

A crane lifts a wind turbine rotor onto a tower north of Abilene, Texas. (Robert Nickelsberg / Getty Images)
Update June 27, 2024

We’re Defending the People’s Environmental Law in Court from Partisan Attacks

Final updates to National Environmental Policy Act ensure that communities will not be sacrificed as clean energy infrastructure ramps up.

document June 26, 2024

Letter from California Manufacturing Businesses in Support of AB 2083

A letter from 23 food and beverage companies in California write in support of AB 2083 to create a roadmap for industrial electrification in California. Industrial emissions account for 23% of California’s carbon emissions, second only to the transportation sector.

Vast warehouses bump up against homes in Southern California. (David McNew / The New York Times)
From the Experts June 24, 2024

California Reins in Its Smoggy Warehouse Problem

A new approach to mega warehouse pollution is showing early success in the fight against diesel pollution. Everyone should be talking about Indirect Source Rules.

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, Hawaiʻi, on January 26, 2023. Pictured left to right: Ka’ōnohi P.-G., 16, Kawahine‘Ilikea N., 13, Taliya N., 15, Navahine F., 15, Mesina D.-R., 15, Kalā W., 19, Rylee K., 15, and Kawena F., 10. (Elyse Butler for Earthjustice)
feature June 20, 2024

How Hawai‘i’s Youth Advocates are Fighting for Hawai‘i’s Future

As the climate crisis threatens their land, food, and traditions, 14 youth advocates took the Hawai‘i 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, Hawaiʻi, on January 26, 2023. Pictured left to right: Ka’ōnohi P.-G., 16, Kawahine‘Ilikea N., 13, Taliya N., 15, Navahine F., 15, Mesina D.-R., 15, Kalā W., 19, Rylee K., 15, and Kawena F., 10. (Elyse Butler for Earthjustice)
Press Release: Victory June 20, 2024

Historic Agreement Reached in Hawaiʻi 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.

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’s landmark clean energy law

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