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Press Release June 1, 2023

Residentes de Doral en la Florida Soportaron Condiciones Peligrosas Durante Las Tres Semanas del Incendio en el Incinerador de Desechos de Covanta

Los hallazgos de un nuevo reporte subrayan los peligros que estas instalaciones representan para las comunidades alrededor de Florida

Document June 1, 2023

El Incendio del Incinerador del Doral

Una documentación de los riesgos para la salud y peligros ambientales, durante las tres semanas del incendio en el incinerador de desechos del Condado de Miami-Dade, entre febrero y marzo de 2023.

Firefighters work to extinguish a fire at the Covanta Energy incinerator in Miami, which started on Feb. 12, 2023, and burned for nearly 3 weeks. As of Mar. 2023, firefighters had
extinguished the full blaze but left a team on site to suppress any new smoldering. Incinerator staff continue to haul away hundreds of truckloads of waste and debris, and the cause of the fire is still unknown. (Miami-Date Fire Rescue)
Press Release June 1, 2023

New report details dangerous conditions Doral, FL residents endured during three-week Covanta waste incinerator fire

Report’s findings underscore the dangers that waste incineration facilities pose to Florida communities

Document May 31, 2023

Doral Incinerator Fire Report

This report details the environmental and public health hazards created by the fire at the Covanta Energy waste incinerator in Doral, FL in February and March 2023.

A manatee swimming in Florida’s Crystal River. In 2021, over a thousand manatees in Florida died and more than half of those deaths were due to lack of their chief food source, sea grass. Sea grasses cannot survive the excessive levels of nitrogen and phosphorus flowing into lagoons from areas such as industrial farms, golf courses, and heavily landscaped developments. (Greg Amptman / Shutterstock)
feature April 14, 2023

Florida & Puerto Rico

What happens in Florida and Puerto Rico informs climate, energy, and environmental policy across the country.

Un manifestante ondea la bandera puertorriqueña durante una protesta pública contra la privatización del servicio de energía eléctrica en San Juan, Puerto Rico, en junio de 2021.
(Alejandro Granadillo / NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Article April 11, 2023

La Luz Solar es la Solución para Puerto Rico

Un uso extensivo de placas solares en techos y azoteas permitiría que Puerto Rico tenga energía confiable, segura y económica.

A protester waves the Puerto Rican flag during a public demonstration against the privatization of the island's electric power service in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in June 2021.
(Alejandro Granadillo / NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Article April 11, 2023

The Sun is the Energy Solution for Puerto Rico

Rooftop solar with battery storage will finally enable the territory to have reliable and inexpensive energy. You can help make it happen.

Florida manatees (Trichechus manatus latirostris) at Crystal River, Florida. (Moment Open / Getty Images)
video April 3, 2023

Giving Manatees a Fighting Chance

We’re working to protect manatees from unprecedented mass starvation.

Document March 27, 2023

Motion for Summary Judgment: Florida Panther

The Florida panther is one of the most endangered species on the planet. Its only remaining habitat is in Southwest Florida, an area that is experiencing rapid growth and development. A series of road expansions in and around panther habitat by the Florida Department of Transportation, including the project at issue in this litigation, accommodate and spur this development. They also pose a major threat to the Florida panther, with vehicle strikes constituting one of the species’ leading causes of death.

Document March 23, 2023

Supplement to FL Rising Civil Rights Complaint

Florida Rising respectfully submits this supplement to its civil rights complaint to provide additional relevant factual and legal background, clarify the scope of the complaint, and update
ECRCO on relevant developments since the filing of the complaint.

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

In the News: The Florida Times-Union March 7, 2023

Electric bill hike coming for Florida Power & Light customers in April

Jordan Luebkemann, Attorney, Florida Office, Earthjustice: “The alternate plan, which divides all storm costs across all FPL customers, leads to fairer and more reasonable rates for FPL customers and avoids charging over $10 a month to Panhandle customers alone.”

Document February 28, 2023

Florida Assumption of 404 Permitting: Motion for Summary Judgment

Plaintiff conservation organizations bring this action to protect our Nation’s waters and the endangered species that rely on them. During the Trump Administration, Florida worked hand in glove with developers to achieve developers’ “holy grail”: state assumption over Section 404 of the Clean Water Act — which governs dredging and filling of many sensitive wetlands — in one of the most biodiverse states in the country. Between 2017 and 2020, the State and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, worked to make this dream a reality. The Defendants’ actions, however, violated multiple federal laws and must be set aside.

Document February 24, 2023

Amicus Brief in Support of Reversal of FERC Order Declining Jurisdiction over Nopetro LNG, LLC

North Port St. Joe Project Area Committee, Inc., and Pioneer Bay Community Development Corporation submit this Brief in Support of Reversal of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Order Declining Jurisdiction over the Nopetro LNG, LLC, liquefied natural gas export terminal in Port St. Joe, Florida.

Rice's whale, photographed in the Gulf of Mexico. Rice's whales are members of the baleen whale family Balaenopteridae. With likely fewer than 100 individuals remaining, Rice's whales are one of the most endangered whales in the world. (NOAA)
Update February 22, 2023

Oil Companies are Blasting Seismic Air Guns in an Endangered Whale’s Habitat

With only about 50 Gulf of Mexico whales remaining, they are at critical risk if oil companies ramp up seismic oil exploration.

In the News: WGCU Public Media January 26, 2023

Drilling firm challenging denial of oil exploration efforts in Big Cypress Swamp

Tania Galloni, Managing Attorney, Florida Office: “If you consider that Florida is at one of the greatest threats of sea level rise and climate change from intensifying storms, the idea that we would drill for oil at all — and begin new drilling in the Everglades, one of the most ecologically sensitive parts of the…

Document January 4, 2023

Apalachicola River case brief

This case will decide whether the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers may evade its duty to analyze the devastating environmental impact of its actions on Florida’s Apalachicola River, floodplain, and bay, and to mitigate its actions’ adverse effects in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basin.

Press Release November 30, 2022

Puerto Rico Groups and Earthjustice Declaration on LUMA’s Controversial Contract Extension

While the validity of the contract extension is being contested, the result of it is clear: it allows LUMA to continue operating despite its poor performance and overpriced service