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An offshore wind farm like this one in Rhode Island will soon help power New York City, replacing the need for new fossil fuel projects. (David Goldman / AP)
Article March 31, 2023

How We Helped an NYC Community Say No to a Dirty Gas Plant and Get Wind Power Instead

A clean energy win in Queens shows what’s possible when fossil fuels are swept off the table.

From the Experts March 31, 2023

The Gas Industry is Raising Your Rates to Expand Their Polluting System: The NY HEAT Act Will End That

New legislation will save New Yorkers hundreds of millions in subsidies for methane gas as the state shifts to an electric future

Signal Hill, an affluent suburb of Long Beach, features dozens of active oil wells and derricks around the town many in commercial parking lots and residential areas only feet from homes.  (Tara Pixley for Earthjustice)
feature March 31, 2023

Ending the Extraction and Burning of Fossil Fuels

Earthjustice uses the power of the law to ensure the government protects and its people, not the profits of fossil fuel executives.

In the News: Mother Jones March 31, 2023

Team Biden Just Offered an Italy-Sized Area of the Gulf of Mexico to Big Oil

George Torgun, Attorney, Oceans Program, Earthjustice: “These leases were brought back to life by the IRA but there was no legal reason to offer almost the entire Gulf of Mexico to the oil and gas industry.”

A natural gas flare from an offshore oil drilling rig in Cook Inlet, Alaska.
(Paul Souders / Getty Images)
Press Release March 30, 2023

Republican Polluter Priorities Bill Worsens Climate Change and Environmental Injustices

Earthjustice urges House of Representatives to reject H.R. 1

In the News: Grist March 29, 2023

It’s not just oceans that are rising. Groundwater is, too.

Jenny Cassel, Attorney, Clean Energy Program, Earthjustice: “​​This is a very urgent issue, because the closure is required, the closure is happening. And in some places, it’s happening in ways that are not going to alleviate the problem.”

In the News: CNN March 29, 2023

Biden administration moves ahead with massive Gulf of Mexico drilling auction, weeks after approving Willow Project

George Torgun, Attorney, Oceans Program, Earthjustice: “There’s nothing in the IRA that required it to be so large. If it goes forward as planned, it’s double the size of Willow. It’s going to lock in fossil fuel development in the Gulf for the next 50 years.”

Oil drilling rigs. (iStockphoto)
From the Experts March 29, 2023

It’s Time to Tell the Truth About Republicans’ Disastrous Energy Package

Republicans’ first major legislative package is a giveaway to corporate polluters.

Press Release March 29, 2023

Gobierno Biden Subastará Aguas Del Golfo De México Para Extracción De Petróleo En Una Oferta Masiva De Arrendamiento

Las parcelas en alta mar en arrendamiento contienen casi el doble de petróleo que el área del proyecto Willow en Alaska

An ultra-deepwater drillship anchored in the Gulf of Mexico, off the Louisiana coast. (Brad Zweerink / Earthjustice)
Update March 29, 2023

We’re Fighting a Massive Offshore Drilling Project in the Gulf of Mexico

Lease Sale 259 is one of the largest lease sales in history. As promised, we’re using our legal tools to fight it.

Press Release March 29, 2023

Biden Administration Set to Auction Off Gulf of Mexico Waters for Oil Drilling in Massive Lease Sale

Offshore parcels up for lease contain nearly twice as much oil as Willow project area

In the News: DeSmog March 28, 2023

Crypto Mining at Gas Wells Sparks Regulatory Headaches, Outcry in Northwestern Pennsylvania

Charles McPhedran, Attorney, Clean Energy Program, Earthjustice: “The question is whether DEP can make a forceful response to rogue crypto operators.”

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.”

Press Release March 20, 2023

Dígale ‘No’ a los Combustibles Fósiles: Declaración de Earthjustice Sobre Informe del IPCC

La IPCC publica una “guía de supervivencia para la humanidad”

Press Release March 20, 2023

Earthjustice on IPCC Report: Say “No” to Fossil Fuels

IPCC releases “survival guide for humanity”

A Conoco-Phillips drill site in the Western Arctic.
(ConocoPhillips Company)
Article March 16, 2023

The Willow Project Has Been Approved. Now What?

The system that greenlights oil-drilling on public lands is broken. Here’s how to fix it and avoid more carbon bombs.

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. If the fossil fuel industry gets its way, many more trains will pass through the region soon, adding to a slew of environmental threats posed by the industry’s plans for the Ohio River Valley.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
Article March 16, 2023

If the Oil Industry Gets Its Wish, the Ohio River Valley Could See More Toxic Trains

A plan to build more petrochemical plants has already begun, but locals are fighting back.

Caribou graze near fossil fuel pipelines in Alaska’s Western Arctic in the Lake Teshekpuk area. (Kiliii Yuyan for Earthjustice)
Article March 16, 2023

There’s a Biodiversity Crisis, and Oil and Gas Are Making It Worse

The web of life is in danger of collapsing, due in large part to climate change, pollution, and habitat destruction caused by the fossil fuel industry. We’re working to protect species from these threats.