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After years of inaction by the federal government, the Environmental Protection Agency has proposed long-overdue limits on six PFAS in drinking water. (Getty Images)
feature April 10, 2024

Inside EPA鈥檚 Roadmap on Regulating PFAS Chemicals

Toxic “forever chemicals” remain laxly regulated.

Una pila de cenizas de carb贸n, aproximadamente de una altura de cinco pisos, se encuentra junto a la central el茅ctrica AES-PR en la ciudad sure帽a de Guayama, Puerto Rico. (Mabette Col贸n)
feature April 16, 2024

Cenizas de Carb贸n T贸xicas en Puerto Rico: El Peligroso Legado de la Planta de Carb贸n de AES-PR

Applied Energy Services contin煤a contaminando el aire, el suelo y el agua en Puerto Rico con cenizas de carb贸n t贸xicas.

In the News: ProPublica April 16, 2024

EPA Finalizes New Standards for Cancer-Causing Chemicals

Adam Kron, Attorney, Washington, D.C., Office: 鈥淭his is an incredibly significant rule that will curtail some of the nation鈥檚 biggest drivers of cancer risk.鈥

The Bad and White rivers flow through the Bad River Reservation and into Lake Superior in northern Wisconsin. Enbridge's Line 5 pipeline currently crosses both rivers and threatens the Bad River watershed and reservation. (Jaida Grey Eagle for Earthjustice)
Press Release April 10, 2024

Line 5 Pipeline: Tribal Groups Respond to DOJ’s Amicus Brief

Biden administration agrees that Enbridge is trespassing on Bad River Band Reservation

An offshore oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico.
(Brian McDonald / Shutterstock)
Press Release April 15, 2024

Earthjustice Responds to Rulemaking Expanding Companies鈥 Financial Requirements for Offshore Oil-and-Gas Projects

Fossil fuel industry will be made more responsible for costs of decommissioning offshore drilling projects

John Beard, Robert Taylor, Sharon Lavigne and Harry Joseph, left to right, speak to fellow activists from "Cancer Alley" to call on President Biden to declare a state of emergency in St. James Parrish, La., during a protest outside the White House on Oct. 25, 2022. The procession of activists carried photographs of fellow community members who died because of the toxic impact of fossil fuels. (Kevin Wolf / AP Images for Fossil Free Media)
Press Release: Victory April 9, 2024

New EPA Rule Will Reduce Tons of Cancer-Causing Chemical Emissions from Plants

The updates will reduce more than 6,000 tons of the nation鈥檚 most harmful air pollution, including the carcinogens ethylene oxide and chloroprene

Almost everyone in the U.S. has traces of PFAS in their body because the chemicals have contaminated the air, soil, and water 鈥 including the drinking water for approximately 200 million people nationwide. (Cavan Images)
Press Release April 9, 2024

EPA Finalizes First Drinking Water Standards for Toxic PFAS

The new standards will require action to clean up drinking water for tens of millions of people nationwide

In the News: The New York Times April 10, 2024

An Oil Company Is Trespassing on Tribal Land in Wisconsin, Justice Dept. Says

Debbie Chizewer, Managing Attorney, Midwest Office: 鈥淭he courts passed the mic to the U.S., and the U.S. handed the mic right back to the courts.鈥

In the News: Missoulian April 10, 2024

William Walks Along, Northern Cheyenne tribal leader, mentor and advocate dies at 64

Jenny Harbine, Managing Attorney, Northern Rockies Office: 鈥淚n law, you always act in partnership with the clients you鈥檙e working with. With William, it was really a question of following his lead. Following the tribe鈥檚 lead. He taught us the value of respecting the leadership of people who have been the fiercest advocates and a moral…

The Cheswick Generating Station in 2010. Prior to the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards, oil-burning and coal-burning power plants largely avoided restrictions on emissions of hazardous air pollution. (Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
feature April 12, 2024

Historic Environmental Protections are Up Against the Deadline

The Biden administration must get rulemakings over the finish line this spring to solidify climate and health protections ahead of political uncertainty.

In the News: The Athens News April 2, 2024

Athens County residents receive update on K&H injection wells

James Yskamp, Attorney, Fossil Fuels Program: 鈥淥hio has injection laws because we take our neighboring states鈥 waste, we take on most of Pennsylvania鈥檚 waste and a lot of West Virginia鈥檚.鈥

SEC Chairman Gary Gensler testifies during the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee hearing titled Oversight of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in 2022. (Tom Williams / CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)
Press Release March 6, 2024

SEC Climate Disclosure Rule Represents Important Progress, But Falls Short on Key Metrics of Financial Risk

Final rule improves upon status quo, but still enables companies to conceal financial risks

A gray wolf howls in the woods of the the upper Midwest. (Jerry & Barb Jividen / Getty Images)
Press Release March 28, 2024

Earthjustice Responds to Biden Administration鈥檚 Final Endangered Species Act Rulemaking

Biden administration falls short of fully restoring ESA

In the News: Gillette News Record March 28, 2024

Court rules against BLM on oil and gas lease sales

Alexandra Schluntz, Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office: 鈥淭he Bureau of Land Management can鈥檛 just say, 鈥楧on鈥檛 worry, we鈥檒l fix it at a later stage.鈥 Not when there鈥檚 evidence in the record that shows they haven鈥檛 been fixing it.鈥

In the News: CNN March 28, 2024

Biden administration strengthens Endangered Species Act protections weakened under Trump

Drew Caputo, VP of Litigation for Lands, and Wildlife, Oceans: 鈥淭here鈥檚 a climate crisis and there鈥檚 also a biodiversity crisis. I think a lot of people think the climate crisis is the main driver of the biodiversity crisis 鈥 that鈥檚 not true. It鈥檚 habitat destruction.鈥

Press Release: Victory April 9, 2024

Nueva Norma de la EPA Reducir谩 Toneladas de Emisiones Qu铆micas Que Causan C谩ncer

Las actualizaciones reducir谩n m谩s de 6 mil toneladas de la contaminaci贸n del aire m谩s da帽ina del pa铆s, incluidos carcin贸genos como el 贸xido de etileno y el cloropreno

Steel mills in East Chicago, Indiana, on the shore of Lake Michigan. (Matthew Kaplan / Alamy Stock Photo)
Press Release: Victory March 18, 2024

Final Steel Mill Rule Will Prevent 64 Tons of Hazardous Air Emissions Annually

Despite significant industry pushback, EPA takes important step to regulate steel production, one of the worst sources of toxic heavy metal air pollution

"Women have to be the fiercest," says Maria Lopez-Nu帽ez. She is fighting for environmental justice in Newark, NJ's Ironbound neighborhood.
(Brian W. Fraser)
Article February 28, 2024

These Women Environmental Leaders Are Fighting For Their Communities

Women will continue to help shape the future as we fight to protect the environment that we all share 鈥 our planet.