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Press Release: Victory July 19, 2024

Appellate Court Determines Seneca Lake Guardian has Right to Sue NYS-DEC for Permit on PFAS-containing Liquid Discharge on Cayuga Lake

Appellate Division for the Third Judicial Department reversed dismissal on previous lawsuit, allowing group to rightfully sue for protection of the lake

document July 18, 2024

NY Supreme Court Third Judicial Department Order: Seneca Lake Guardian

A New York appellate court greenlit a challenge to a permit that would allow liquid waste containing dangerous forever chemicals to be discharged into Cayuga Lake, according to community members who use the lake for swimming, fishing, and drinking water.

Protestors paddle next to the Mackinac Bridge at the Pipe Out Paddle Up Flotilla Against the Line 5 pipeline in Mackinaw City, Michigan. (Sarah Rice for Earthjustice)
Article July 11, 2024

The Great Lakes Are Under Threat

The Line 5 pipeline has already leaked over 1 million gallons of oil to date and threatens the Great Lakes. Now, the company behind it is proposing a dangerous reroute project.

Park visitors walk along a section of Great Salt Lake that used to be underwater at Great Salt Lake State Park on August 2, 2021, near Magna, Utah. (Justin Sullivan / Getty Images)
Article June 26, 2024

We’re Suing to Save the Great Salt Lake From Going to Dust

Millions of people could wind up breathing in toxic dust from newly exposed lakebed.

View of Antelope Island on the Great Salt Lake. (Nick Pedersen / Getty Images)
Press Release May 6, 2024

Three-Dozen Law Professors File Amicus Brief in Support of Great Salt Lake Lawsuit

Professors argue public trust doctrine requires the state to intervene on excessive water use

Progress Rail’s EMD Joule Battery Electric Locomotive. (Progress Rail)
From the Experts July 9, 2024

Four Facts the Rail Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know About Zero-Emissions Trains

With California charting a course for zero-emissions rail, some of America’s oldest monopolies are conniving to hit the brakes on clean air. Don’t believe their misinformation.

document May 7, 2024

Fact Sheet on AB 2083: Modernizing Industrial Manufacturing Act

A fact sheet on California’s Modernizing Industrial Manufacturing Act (AB 2083), which will ensure California develops a plan to cut air and climate pollution from thousands of industrial facilities by transitioning to zero-emissions solutions.

View of Antelope Island on the Great Salt Lake. (Nick Pedersen / Getty Images)
Press Release January 17, 2024

State of Utah Releases Inadequate Plan to Save the Great Salt Lake

Conservation groups demand that the state stop approving and address upstream water diversions

Power lines near Pittsburgh, Penn. (Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
feature June 17, 2024

El público versus las compañías eléctricas

Earthjustice trabaja por una transición más rápida y justa a energía limpia. Esta labor se hace ante las comisiones de servicios públicos alrededor del país.

document March 21, 2024

Fact Sheet: Protecting Communities and Building a Sustainable American Steel Industry

The EPA’s finalized rule will yield billions of dollars in public health benefits for nearby environmental justice communities, who are overexposed to toxic pollution.

Boat docks sit on dry cracked earth at the Great Salt Lake's Antelope Island Marina in 2021 near Syracuse, Utah. (Justin Sullivan / Getty Images)
Press Release January 9, 2024

Over 300 Members of the Medical Community Urge Utah Policymakers to Save the Great Salt Lake

Medical professionals in and outside Utah warn of looming public health crisis

Boat docks sit on dry cracked earth at the Great Salt Lake's Antelope Island Marina in 2021 near Syracuse, Utah. (Justin Sullivan / Getty Images)
Press Release September 6, 2023

Lawsuit Targets State of Utah for Failing to Protect the Great Salt Lake

West’s largest wetland faces ecological collapse because of Utah’s neglect

Map of smog air pollution by county in 2022. (Air Quality System Data / U.S. EPA)
feature November 29, 2023

What’s the state of smog pollution where you live?

Search by county to see the level of smog pollution in the air. Smog can trigger asthma attacks and increase the risk of heart and lung diseases.

Map of soot air pollution by county in 2022. (Air Quality System Data / U.S. EPA)
feature November 29, 2023

What’s the state of soot pollution where you live?

Search by county to see the level of soot pollution in the air. Soot causes death and serious health harms.

El comisionado John A. Tuma (izq.) habla durante una reunión de la Comisión de Servicios Públicos de Minnesota en 2018, en St. Paul. (Richard Tsong-Taatarii/Star Tribune vía AP)
feature May 19, 2024

¿Quieres ahorrar en tu factura eléctrica y ayudar a tu estado a luchar contra el cambio climático? Aquí te enseñamos con quién debes hablar

En las comisiones de servicios públicos, ayudamos a las comunidades a impulsar una electricidad limpia y asequible para todos y todas. Esto es lo que debes saber sobre las personas que toman decisiones clave.

document May 3, 2024

Great Salt Lake: Amicus Brief from 36 Law Professors

The state of Utah has violated its fundamental legal duty to protect the Great Salt Lake against impairment due to dwindling water inflows, 36 law professors told a state court. The professors asked the court to consider an amicus – or “friend of the court” – brief in support of conservation groups’ lawsuit against the state of Utah for its failure to ensure that enough water reaches the Great Salt Lake.

document December 14, 2023

Snake River Litigation: Factsheet on the United States Government Commitments

The United States Government Commitments, developed as part of a lengthy mediation process, pledge the federal government to continued support for the recovery of healthy and abundant salmon populations in the Columbia River Basin, provide significant federal funding to the Northwest, assist region-wide efforts and planning to address climate change, and set the region on a path to breach the four lower Snake River dams.

The Greenidge Generating Station on the west shore of Seneca Lake, near Dresden, New York.
(Lauren Petracca for Earthjustice)
Press Release: Victory May 9, 2024

Another Decision Upholds Denial of Cryptominer Greenidge Generation’s Air Permit – DEC Case Closed

Climate-killing crypto miner Greenidge Generation became a national story and test case for how states should handle the exploitative and extractive crypto mining industry