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document April 25, 2024

Comments on DOE proposed rule implementing section 216(h) of the Federal Power Act

Earthjustice, Natural Resources Defense Council, NW Energy Coalition, Southern Environmental Law Center, Sustainable FERC Project, and WEACT for Environmental Justice comments on Department of Energy proposed rule 216(h) of the Federal Power Act.

In the News: Inside Climate News May 19, 2024

In Louisiana’s ‘Cancer Alley,’ Excitement Over New Emissions Rules Is Tempered By a Legal Challenge to Federal Environmental Justice Efforts

Debbie Chizewer, Managing Attorney, Midwest Office: “It’s just another attack on one of the most important civil rights, environmental justice tools under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. It’s not a coincidence that the states who signed onto this petition have problematic records of allowing industrial activity to harm low-income communities of color. And…

(Zora Zhuang / Getty Images)
Press Release April 29, 2024

Environmental And Safety Advocates Call For Stronger Standards to Address Pipeline Methane Leaks

These protective standards keep communities safe and help make climate progress

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.

document March 1, 2024

Comments on Draft EIR for Carbon TerraVault I

On behalf of Center for Biological Diversity, Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment, Central California Environmental Justice Network, Central Valley Air Quality Coalition, and Sierra Club, we are writing to submit the following comments regarding the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Carbon TerraVault I Project for carbon capture and storage in the Elk Hills oil field. These comments are offered to ensure that Kern County complies with the California Environmental Quality Act and CEQA Guidelines in its consideration of the CTV I Project.

document March 18, 2024

Comments: NYS-DEC/Saratoga Biochar Air State Facility Permit

A group of more than 70 state and nationwide organizations and coalitions led by the Clean Air Action Network of Glens Falls has submitted comments to NYS-Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) opposing permits and approvals for the proposed Saratoga Biochar Solutions LLC facility in the Town of Moreau.

document March 27, 2024

EPA Comments: LMWC Proposed Rule March 2024

EPA’s proposed revisions to its LMWC Standards come over thirty years after Congress told EPA to protect the public from the harms of incinerator pollution. The Proposed Rule is a welcome, if overdue, step in the right direction towards achieving Congress’s mandate.

document March 26, 2024

EPA Comments: Slaughterhouse Clean Water Act Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for MPP Point Source Category

Inadequately controlled water pollution from slaughterhouses and rendering facilities can make water unsafe for drinking, unfit for outdoor recreation, and uninhabitable for aquatic life, posing serious risks to human health and the environment, especially in vulnerable and under-resourced communities. After more than two decades, EPA finally has begun the process of strengthening water pollution control standards for these facilities, and the Agency now proposes to adopt the weakest of three regulatory options. EPA’s preferred option is inconsistent with the CWA and other federal laws.

An industrial hog facility in North Carolina. Hog feces and urine are flushed into open, unlined pits and then sprayed onto nearby fields. The practice leads to waste contaminating nearby waters, and drifting as "mist" onto neighboring properties. (Friends of Family Farmers)
Press Release February 15, 2024

Coalition of Groups Submits Comments Urging EPA to Require Industrial Animal Feeding Operations to Report their Dangerous Air Pollution

Requiring animal feeding operations to report their toxic emissions of ammonia and hydrogen sulfide will help community members better protect their health

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

feature April 9, 2024

What You Need To Know About Chlorpyrifos

The neurotoxic pesticide harms children and the environment. There are no safe uses for chlorpyrifos.

document February 16, 2024

Flint Groups Submit Comments to EGLE on Universal Coating

Comments submitted to the Michigan Department of Environment Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) by Earthjustice on behalf of Flint community organizations and individuals opposing Universal Coating’s proposal to add new tumble spray lines at its facility, which will add to the cumulative pollution affecting residents of this environmental justice community.

document February 5, 2024

Comments on Lead and Copper Rule Improvements Rule

Earthjustice comments on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Lead and Copper Rule Improvements rule.

document February 2, 2024

Old-Growth Forest Comments

Comments on Notice of Intent for Land Management Plan Direction for Old-Growth Forest Conditions Across the National Forest System, calling for addressing major gaps on selling old growth and protecting mature forests.

Cape Fear Riverkeeper Kemp Burdette collects water samples in the Cape Fear River near the Smithfield slaughter house in Tar Heel, N.C. (Justin Cook for Earthjustice)
Press Release March 26, 2024

Community, Environmental, and Animal Welfare Organizations Press EPA to Strengthen Water Pollution Control Standards for Slaughterhouses and Animal Rendering Facilities

Stronger standards would prevent hundreds of millions of pounds of pollution from reaching rivers and streams, helping to protect more than 22 million people

document February 15, 2024

Comments: EPA EPCRA AFOs Air Emissions

AFOs emit the extremely hazardous gasses ammonia and hydrogen sulfide, and these emissions pose serious threats to people living nearby, including people living in communities of color and low-income communities. EPCRA requires facilities to report emissions of extremely hazardous substances.

A chemical fire burns at a facility near Lake Charles, LA, in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura in 2020. (David J. Phillip)
Press Release April 11, 2024

Louisiana Community and Environmental Groups Challenge Coastal Use Permits for Controversial CP2 Project

Proposed LNG export facility and pipeline would destroy coastal wetlands in one of the most vulnerable areas to flooding and sea level rise in the country