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Mari Rose Taruc of Reclaim Our Power is advocating for a safe, reliable energy system that benefits everyone.
(John Osgood for Earthjustice)
Article May 9, 2024

Gas Stoves Are a Public Health Hazard. Here’s What We’re Doing About It.

In partnership with communities across the U.S., we’re advocating for higher energy efficiency standards and leveling the playing field for renewable energy.

Andrea Vidaurre of the People's Collective for Environmental Justice speaks at a rally before a California Air Resources Board public hearing to consider proposed clean trucks regulation in 2022 in Sacramento Calif. (Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
feature April 29, 2024

Fighting to Breathe: Andrea Vidaurre is Taking on the Freight Industry’s Pollution from California to Washington, D.C.

“People should care about what’s going on here because all of us benefit from the goods movement system — no matter where you live.”

The North Antelope Rochelle Mine, located in Campbell County, Wyoming, about 65 miles south of Gillette in the Powder River Basin.
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Press Release: Victory May 16, 2024

Biden Administration to End Coal Leasing in Powder River Basin

BLM decision will keep nearly 6 billion tons of highly polluting coal in the ground

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

Power lines near Pittsburgh, Penn. (Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
From the Experts May 8, 2024

Strong FERC Transmission Planning Reforms Will Speed the Transition to Clean Energy

The fate of U.S. clean energy development depends on building more transmission.

Valmont Power Station in Boulder, Colo., in 2011. (Josh Schutz / Getty Images)
Press Release February 22, 2024

With Broad Public Support, Legislators to Introduce Package of Bills to Address Colorado’s Ozone Crisis

Legislation will focus on permitting reform, air quality enforcement, additional measures to cut harmful pollution in Colorado

The downtown Los Angeles skyline bathed in smog. (Daniel Stein / Getty Images)
From the Experts May 7, 2024

Southern California Can Boil Water Without Boiling the Planet

Efficient, modern, and clean. Heat pumps are heading for the industrial and commercial sectors in the nation’s manufacturing hub.

The PSEG coal-fired power plant, next to Bridgeport Harbor, Conn., in 2020.  (Allison Minto for Earthjustice)
feature May 2, 2024

How the Biden Administration Can Keep Building on Historic Environmental Protections

With more than a dozen major environmental rules recently finalized, here’s what the administration should do as soon as possible to secure a lasting impact.

In the News: The New York Times May 3, 2024

Oil Companies Expand Offshore Drilling, Pointing to Energy Needs

Brettny Hardy, Attorney, Oceans Program: “No matter how you look at it, there’s a really dire need to accelerate this shift to clean energy. The things the industry is doing now is not going to help that transition.”

A crane lifts a wind turbine rotor onto a tower north of Abilene, Texas. (Robert Nickelsberg / Getty Images)
Update May 1, 2024

The Biden Administration Has Revived the People’s Environmental Law

Final updates to National Environmental Policy Act ensure that communities will not be sacrificed as clean energy infrastructure ramps up.

(Yipeng Ge / Getty Images)
feature May 14, 2024

Breaking Down Toxic PFAS

What PFAS are, why they’re harmful, and what we can do to protect ourselves from them

A wildlife biologist holds an oil-impacted young Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle, found in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster in 2010. (Tim Donovan / FWC / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Press Release April 12, 2024

Biden Administration Approves Largest Offshore Oil Export Terminal in the U.S.

Unprecedented oil exports are clearly not in the public interest

Aerial view of the Everglades National Park in Florida. Wetlands mitigate climate change, protect against floods, filter pollutants, recharge our drinking water supply, and provide homes to countless wildlife. (Tetra Images / Getty Images)
Press Release April 23, 2024

Earthjustice Applauds Biden Administration’s New Freshwater Protections Initiative

New initiative from Council on Environmental Quality convenes states, Tribal governments, and nongovernmental entities to better protect water resources

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’s Final Endangered Species Act Rulemaking

Biden administration falls short of fully restoring ESA

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 19, 2024

Inside EPA’s Roadmap on Regulating PFAS Chemicals

Toxic “forever chemicals” remain laxly regulated.

Changemakers call for the EPA to hold utilities accountable for their coal ash pollution, on the day of an in-person public hearing held by the agency in Chicago on Jun. 28, 2023. (Jamie Kelter Davis for Earthjustice)
feature April 25, 2024

‘Do Your Job, EPA’: Stories From the Frontlines of Coal Ash

By law, before government regulations are adopted or changed, agencies must ask the public — you — to weigh in.

John Beard, Jr., stands a block away from where he grew up in Port Arthur, TX, where a petrochemical facility is located adjacent to a playground. Port Arthur is one of the most polluted communities in the country. (Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
feature April 8, 2024

“In the Belly of the Beast”: A Conversation with Port Arthur Community Action Network’s John Beard, Jr.

A lifelong Port Arthur resident takes the fight for clean air and water directly to polluting industries.

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Press Release April 11, 2024

Health and Environmental Advocates Petition EPA to Regulate PFAS in Plastic Containers

The petition asks EPA to regulate PFAS created that leach from more than 100 million fluorinated plastic containers into household products and the environment