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From the Experts May 26, 2023

What You Need to Know About the Debt Ceiling and Its Impacts on the Economy and the Environment

We need a clean debt limit increase, free from dangerous policies to gut environmental laws and silence communities.

From the Experts May 24, 2023

Parents have a right to know: New York Pending Bill Aims to Prevent Childhood Lead Exposure and Close Regulatory Loophole

This Mother’s and Father’s Day let’s help end the 100% preventable childhood toxic lead exposure; every child deserves a safe, lead-free home

Induction stoves offer quicker, hotter cooking experiences with no side of gas pollution. (Halfpoint Images / Getty Images)
From the Experts May 18, 2023

It’s Time for Governor Moore to Go Big on Climate Action

Maryland has proposed history-making legislation that could make the state a leader in climate action

Electric transit bus charging station, West Side Highway, New York City.
(Marc A. Hermann / MTA)
From the Experts May 17, 2023

New York’s Green Transit, Green Jobs Bill is the Blueprint for Transportation Electrification

New legislation would facilitate the transition to zero-emissions buses while creating high-paying union jobs.

Grizzly 399 and three of her cubs walk down Pilgrim Creek Road in Grand Teton National Park.
(Courtesy of Tom Mangelsen)
From the Experts May 17, 2023

The Endangered Species Act at 50

We must not only protect and restore the Endangered Species Act, but ensure strong implementation for its next 50 years.

An electric hybrid heavy duty truck, used to move freight at the Port of Long Beach in California, is plugged in to charge. (Dennis Schroeder / NREL)
From the Experts May 4, 2023

Electrifying Washington’s freight trucks will protect our climate and our health

The Washington State Legislature set aside $120 million to address emissions from freight transportation by electrifying trucks and buses

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From the Experts: Victory May 3, 2023

We Sued the EPA to Restrict Water Pollution from Slaughterhouses. And We Won.

As a result of our litigation, the EPA agreed to finalize new water pollution control regulations for slaughterhouses and animal rendering facilities by August 2025.

Amtrak maintenance facility in the Union Pacific Railroad Yard, Oakland, California. (Silentfoto / Getty Images)
From the Experts April 26, 2023

California is Bringing Rail into the Zero Emissions Era

Communities across California called on air regulators more than two decades ago to address the diesel crisis poisoning communities near railyards—and the California Air Resources Board is finally taking bold action.

A family prepares a meal on an induction stove. Children who grow up in a home with a gas stove are 42% more likely to develop asthma than those who don’t. (Tom Werner / Getty Images)
From the Experts April 19, 2023

One Court Ruling Will Not Stop the Growing Building Electrification Movement

Plenty of legal options remain for communities to protect health and safety – and achieve crucial zero emissions goals – by transitioning buildings away from fossil fuels

Alejandra Ruedas, right, holds a sign at a rally before a California Air Resources Board public hearing to consider proposed Advanced Clean Fleets Regulation on Oct. 27, 2022, in Sacramento, Calif. (Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
From the Experts April 14, 2023

In The Race to End Diesel Truck Pollution, California Widens Its Stride

California is not just staying in the running, but picking up the pace for zero emissions.

A Gulf of Mexico whale.
(NOAA Fisheries)
From the Experts April 10, 2023

In 2021, Scientists Identified a New Whale Species in the Gulf of Mexico

Here’s how Earthjustice is working to protect marine creatures and biodiversity.

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

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.

A California spotted owl perches on a tree. (Rick Kuyper / USFWS)
From the Experts March 24, 2023

Protecting the Sierra Species

The California spotted owl is the last of four native Sierra Nevada species to receive Endangered Species Act protection in the culmination of a 30-year legal fight.

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

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)
From the Experts March 20, 2023

Five Ways the A. Donald McEachin Environmental Justice for All Act Will Empower Frontline Communities and Help Remedy Decades of Environmental Injustices

The landmark A. Donald McEachin Environmental Justice for All Act represents the federal government’s most significant effort to address environmental injustices and hold polluting industries accountable.

From the Experts March 15, 2023

Why we should oppose these legislative power grabs by Florida’s big utilities

Utility lobbyists are pushing flawed bills, and Florida legislators should vote no

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.