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One of the largest coal strip mines in the nation, the Rosebud mine feeds coal directly to the Colstrip coal-fired power plant. <a href="https://www.bing.com/maps?cp=45.861882%7E-106.724514&lvl=14.4&style=a" target="_blank" rel="noopener">(© Maxar / © Microsoft)</a>
Press Release: Victory November 27, 2023

Montana Supreme Court Rules Department of Environmental Quality Failed to Protect Water Near Rosebud Coal Mine

Court order vacates expansion of Rosebud’s Area B mining permit

Solar panels.
(Guenter Guni / iStockphoto)
Press Release: Victory November 17, 2023

Landmark Decision in Case Brought by Louisville Gas & Electric and Kentucky Utilities Companies Signals Progress in Transition From Coal to Clean Energy

Kentucky Public Service Commission approves major solar buildout and two of four coal plant retirements, expands customer efficiency programs and denies one of two proposed gas plants

Bitdeer’s cryptomining facility in Rockdale, Texas. (© Aaron M. Sprecher / Greenpeace)
feature September 12, 2023

Cryptocurrency Mining in Texas

The rapid growth of cryptomining threatens to strain Texas’s grid and raise electricity rates for Texans.

A bald eagle lands in the snow at the edge of the Chilkat River, near Haines, Alaska. In this area is the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, where thousands of bald eagles gather to feast on the last runs of coho and chum salmon—a globally unique phenomenon. (Sergei Uryadnikov / Getty Images)
Press Release October 31, 2023

Groups Challenge State of Alaska Over Flawed Mine Water Permit

Regional groups seek tougher standards to protect Chilkat Watershed from Palmer Project wastewater

Press Release October 16, 2023

Legal Complaint: Signal Peak Coal Mine Causing Cave-Ins, Safety Hazards

Signal Peak failing to comply with permit requirements to reclaim lands affected by subsidence

In the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. The Kuskokwim River provides a critical source of wild food and serves as a bedrock of identity and cultural values for Alaska Native Tribal citizens and community members living downstream from the Donlin mine site. (Dave Cannon)
Press Release October 2, 2023

Southwest Alaska Tribes File Two Separate State Appeals Challenging the Donlin Gold Mine

State of Alaska agencies failed to fully consider harmful impacts of the massive gold mine when issuing water permits and a water quality certificate

LNG transport ship at the New Fortress Energy facility in San Juan Harbor, Puerto Rico
(Courtesy of Myrna Conty)
Press Release November 14, 2023

Members Of Congress Deliver Strong Message To DOE: Community Voices, Climate Analysis Are Essential to Determine Public Interest in LNG Exports

Earthjustice praises congressional letter urging DOE to update how it determines if climate, environmental justice costs of LNG exports are in the public’s best interest

Transmission lines in Indiana.
(Photo courtesy of Michael Kappel)
feature October 23, 2023

Cryptocurrency Mining in Indiana

The growth of cryptomining threatens to keep polluting coal-fired power plants active, strain the grid, and raise electricity rates for Hoosiers.

Fishing skiffs tied up on the riverbank along the Kuskokwim River in the village of Akiachak, Alaska. (Design Pics Inc / Alamy)
Article July 21, 2023

Alaska Tribes Wage Bold Fight Against Gold Mine

The massive Donlin Gold Mine, if built, would pose grave risks to Kuskokwim River communities.

United States Supreme Court (front row L-R) Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts, Associate Justice Samuel Alito, and Associate Justice Elena Kagan, (back row L-R) Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett, Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch, Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh and Associate Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson pose for their official portrait at the East Conference Room of the Supreme Court building on October 7, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong / Getty Images)
From the Experts September 26, 2023

Here’s What to Expect From the Supreme Court This Term

Recent environmental rulings from the Supreme Court’s conservative supermajority have revealed a dangerous agenda, but we still have strong legal tools to protect people and the planet.

Bison are a keystone species, creating a cascade of environmental conditions that benefit countless other wildlife. As bison graze, they prune and encourage growth of native grasses, fertilize the soils, and carve out habitat for smaller creatures. The Northern Rockies office has protected bison and their iconic prairie ecosystem for decades. (Ami Vitale for Earthjustice)
feature August 7, 2023

Northern Rockies

Highlights of how Earthjustice’s Northern Rockies office has leveraged the power of partnership and the law to defend communities, sacred lands and wildlife, and clean air and water.

Press Release September 22, 2023

Groups File Supreme Court Amicus Brief in New England Fisheries Case

The case could significantly affect how federal courts review federal regulations

The Greenidge Generating Station on the west shore of Seneca Lake, near Dresden, New York.
(Lauren Petracca for Earthjustice)
Article: Victory September 27, 2023

Crypto Miners Bought Their Own Power Plant. It’s a Climate Disaster.

The plant’s air permit application was denied after community members fought back, with help from Earthjustice.

Members of POWER Interfaith (credit: POWER Interfaith)
Press Release: Victory November 9, 2023

Residents of Philadelphia Successfully Challenge Their Gas Utility and Secure Significant Victories for Affordable Utilities

Local congregations organized to fight Philadelphia Gas Works’ rate increase and demand prudent infrastructure investments for a climate-constrained world

Oil shale development in Colorado's Piceance Basin. (Ecoflight)
Press Release September 12, 2023

Enefit American Oil Abandons Lease to Mine Oil Shale in Utah’s Uinta Basin

Settlement cuts off oil shale giant’s planned mine and processing facility from water supply

feature November 2, 2023

What You Need To Know About Chlorpyrifos

The neurotoxic pesticide harms children and the environment.

Press Release April 5, 2023

Southwest Alaska Tribes Sue in Federal Court to Halt the Donlin Gold Mine

The massive proposed open-pit gold mine and its toxic chemicals threaten salmon, human health, and the Tribes’ traditional ways of life

Dean Stiffarm of Fort Belknap, Mont., holds a glass of water contaminated by the Zortman-Landusky mines. (Earthworks)
Press Release June 21, 2023

Tribes, Conservation Groups Seek Intervention in Enforcement Action Against Little Rocky Mountains Miners

Intervention defends Montana DEQ in its challenge to illegal mining at Zortman gold mine