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A chemical fire burns at a facility during the aftermath of Hurricane Laura Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, near Lake Charles, LA.
(David J. Phillip)
Press Release May 30, 2023

Gulf Groups File Petition To Correct Louisiana and Texas’ Violation Of Air Pollution Permitting Standards

States are unlawfully allowing more air pollution in already overburdened communities, violating federal public health standards and creating “sacrifice zones”

Document May 30, 2023

Petition to EPA on SILs Guidance

Petition to EPA under Clean Air Act regarding Significant Impact Levels (SILs) guidance on National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).

In the News: DeSmog May 8, 2023

EPA Weighs Superfund Status for Ohio Facility Handling Radioactive Oilfield Waste

Megan Hunter, Attorney, Fossil Fuels Program, Earthjustice: “It is truly a victory to have caught the agency’s attention and secured action, particularly when the source is a toxic substance that EPA has thus far been reluctant to regulate.”

Shell Convent refinery in St. James Parish, Louisiana. (Alejandro Dávila Fragoso / Earthjustice)
Press Release April 14, 2023

Potential Graves of Enslaved Being Investigated at Proposed Air Products Blue Hydrogen and Ammonia Site in Cancer Alley

Company has not notified local communities of their investigation

Document April 14, 2023

Air Products Site Formerly Orange Grove Plantation Fact Sheet

Air Products Blue Energy LLC, a subsidiary of the Pennsylvania-headquartered Air Products and Chemicals, Inc, plans to build a large gas manufacturing and chemical facility on a site formerly occupied by one of the largest sugar plantations in Louisiana and where many people were enslaved. Below are detailed facts with support.

Cedar Falls in Hocking Hills State Park, Ohio. (David Arment / Getty Images)
Update April 6, 2023

Ohio’s Bizarre New Law Will Require the Leasing of State Parks for Fracking

The bill will also redefine methane gas as “green energy,” and prevent local control of pesticides. We’re suing to stop this oil and gas feeding frenzy.

Press Release April 6, 2023

Ohio Groups Ask Judge for a Temporary Restraining Order to Block Unconstitutional Law from Going Into Effect Requiring Mandatory Oil and Gas Leasing in State Parks

The new “poultry” law would require the leasing of state parks for fracking, redefine methane gas as “green energy,” and various other unrelated subjects, violating Ohio’s constitution

Document April 6, 2023

Preliminary injunction to Ohio’s HB507

Ohio community and environmental groups filed a preliminary injunction to stop the leasing of Ohio state parks and other public lands to the oil and gas industry.

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.

Press Release January 19, 2023

Lawsuit Challenges Approval of Sea Port Oil Terminal

Massive Gulf coast deepwater oil export terminal violates federal law

Press Release December 21, 2022

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Begins Title VI Civil Rights Investigation Into City of Corpus Christi Over Proposed Desalination Plant

Groups say desalination plant would disproportionately harm the historically Black Hillcrest neighborhood that has faced increased industrialization by the City

Document December 21, 2022

HUD Housing Discrimination Title VI Complaint – Corpus Christi, TX

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Title VI Discrimination Complaint Against Corpus Christi, Texas, Accepted

Diane Wilson looks over the waters of Cox Creek in Point Comfort, Texas, near Matagorda Bay on the Gulf of Mexico.
(Jerry Lara / San Antonio Express-News)
Press Release: Victory December 13, 2022

Army Corps Must Reevaluate Toxic Dredging Project After Gulf and Environmental Groups’ Lawsuit

Dredging Matagorda Bay to increase oil exports would have devastated the fishing community, increased climate pollution, and harmed public health

Document December 13, 2022

Army Corps Notice of Withdrawal in Matagorda Bay

The Army Corps will withdraw its decision to let the Matagorda Bay dredging project continue.

The sun rises over Matagorda Bay in Texas.
(ImageTek / CC BY 2.0)
Update December 13, 2022

A Fossil Fuel Company Wants to Dig Up a Superfund Site in Texas. What Could Go Wrong?

A community lawsuit drives the Army Corps back to the drawing board on a controversial project.

A drill ship anchored in the Gulf of Mexico, off the Louisiana coast in 2021.
(Brad Zweerink / Earthjustice)
Article November 30, 2022

Millions of Acres of Ocean Are About to Go on Sale to Oil and Gas Companies—But We Have Legal Tools to Fight Back

Congress made some ugly compromises that will harm the planet and vulnerable communities, but it’s not all bad news.

Demonstrators protest for climate justice, human rights, and the end of fossil fuels during the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference, in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.
(Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
feature November 18, 2022

COP27: At the Climate Justice Pavilion, Finally a Home

First-ever environmental justice presence in the UN climate conference’s official “Blue Zone”

Press Release November 11, 2022

Earthjustice Statement on EPA Methane Supplemental Proposal

We’ll continue to advocate for the strongest possible standards to seriously reduce methane pollution