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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

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.

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

(Yipeng Ge / Getty Images)
feature April 10, 2024

Breaking Down Toxic PFAS

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

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

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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

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.

A map of gas-fired turbines and LNG terminals in the United States. (Jane Williams / Sierra Club)
Press Release April 15, 2024

EPA Denies Industry Petition to Deregulate Air Toxics-Emitting Combustion Turbines

The EPA’s denial directly addresses environmental and health concerns regarding the impacts turbines’ emissions have on people

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

Almost everyone in the U.S. has traces of PFAS in their body because the chemicals have contaminated the air, soil, and water — 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

Deadly fine particulate matter pollution, also known as soot, comes from tailpipes, smokestacks and industrial power plants. Breathing soot can cause premature death, heart disease, and lung damage. (Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
Press Release March 28, 2024

Communities Fight Back Against Industry Attacks on New Air Quality Standards

EPA’s updated soot standards under threat from legal challenges, potentially undermining air quality improvements for years to come

In the News: Rhode Island Current March 21, 2024

As feds stand down, states choose between wetlands protections or rollbacks

Julian Gonzalez, Senior Legislative Counsel, Policy & Legislation: “It’s unfortunate that the state legislature tried to lock in the damage done by Sackett, but there are still things that can be done in places where a governor is more interested in environmental protection than polluter profits.”

The Biden administration has taken historic steps to address climate change and environmental injustice. (Adam Schultz / White House)
From the Experts March 7, 2024

Celebrating Climate Action and Environmental Justice at the State of the Union while Charting a Better Pathway Forward

While the Biden administration has made incredible progress on addressing both climate change and environmental justices, these crises require us to do more to live up to our obligations.

A farmworker harvesting strawberries in Salinas, about 20 miles from the Pajaro Valley. (Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
Press Release April 4, 2024

Teachers, Community Groups, and Farmworkers File Lawsuit Challenging Toxic Pesticide Approvals Near Public Schools in Monterey County

Regulators are failing to protect children from repeat exposure to the most dangerous pesticides

page March 13, 2024

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Driving an electric car in the Holland Tunnel in New York City. Because electric vehicles are more efficient in converting energy to power cars and trucks, electricity across the board is cleaner and cheaper as a fuel for vehicles, even when that electricity comes from the dirtiest grid. (Mecky / Getty Images)
Update March 20, 2024

EPA Drives the Transportation Sector Forward with New Car Pollution Standards

Here’s what the standards will do for health and climate.

 Sheila Tahir, the bike ride manager with the Louisiana Bucket Brigade, demonstrates how the organization collects air samples for testing during a bicycle tour in Norco, Louisiana on March 16, 2022. (Brad Zweerink / Earthjustice)
Article March 29, 2024

How Gulf of Mexico Residents Are Pushing Back on the Oil and Gas Industry

Locals aren’t letting dirty industry expand in the Gulf without a fight.

Former Bad River Tribal Chairman Mike Wiggins Jr. at the Tribe's reservation in Wisconsin where Enbridge's Line 5 pipeline crosses.
(Jaida Grey Eagle for Earthjustice)
Press Release February 28, 2024

30 Tribal Nations Ask Biden Administration to Condemn Canadian Pipeline Trespass

Enbridge has earned over $1 billion by trespassing on the Bad River Band’s reservation.