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Firefighters walk through foam used to extinguish a four alarm fire in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston in 2018. Firefighting foam is one source of PFAS contamination in the environment. (David L. Ryan / The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Press Release April 19, 2024

New EPA PFAS Designations Will Spur Contamination Cleanups

The EPA has designated PFOA and PFOS as hazardous substances under CERCLA, which requires polluters to fund cleanup of contaminated sites

A view of the northwest section of the Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni - Ancestral Footprints of the Grand Canyon National Monument in Arizona. (U.S. Department of the Interior)
Press Release April 25, 2024

Conservation Groups Defend Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni National Monument, Antiquities Act

Motion to intervene filed in support of President Biden’s monument designation near Grand Canyon

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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

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

Press Release January 12, 2024

Fifth Circuit Upholds EPA Designation that Rural East Texas Counties Have Unhealthy Air

Decision paves way to require Martin Lake Coal Plant to reduce harmful sulfur dioxide emissions

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)
From the Experts December 4, 2023

Chamber of Commerce’s Dubious Analysis of Clean Air Rules Is Wrong

When polluters have said these things in the past, they were also wrong.

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.

document April 11, 2024

CP2 LNG Export Facility Coastal Use Permit Petition

Earthjustice petition to review Louisiana Department of Natural Resources approval of Venture Global’s coastal use permits for the proposed CP2 LNG export facility,

document April 11, 2024

CP2 LNG Gas Pipeline Coastal Use Permit Petition

Earthjustice petition to review Louisiana Department of Natural Resources approval of Venture Global’s coastal use permits for the proposed CP2 gas pipeline.

document April 11, 2024

Citizen Petition under TSCA Section 21 to Regulate PFOA, PFNA, and PFDA Manufactured During Plastic Fluorination

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, 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 April 17, 2024

States Ask EPA to Eviscerate Environmental Civil Rights Protections

Republican attorneys general from 23 states petitioned the agency to weaken Title VI

In the News: The Henderson News January 16, 2024

Fifth Circuit upholds EPA designation that Rusk County has polluted air

Lisa Perfetto, Attorney, Northeast Regional Office, Earthjustice: “This decision confirms that sulfur dioxide pollution from the Martin Lake plant exceeds national air quality standards. Pursuant to a settlement agreement, EPA has until the end of this year to issue a federal plan or approve a Texas plan to reduce pollution and bring the area surrounding…

document April 4, 2024

Monterey Fumigant Petition

Pajaro Valley Federation of Teachers, Safe Ag Safe Schools, Center for Farmworker Families, Monterey Bay Central Labor Council, and Californians for Pesticide Reform petition for judicial review of six permits allowing the use of highly toxic, restricted pesticides near three schools in the Pajaro Valley area of Monterey County.

document March 13, 2024

Petition for Review: SEC Climate Rule

Sierra Club and the Sierra Club Foundation, represented by Earthjustice, filed a lawsuit against the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit over its final rule requiring public companies to disclose climate-related risks to their businesses and plans to manage or mitigate them.

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.

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…

feature February 27, 2023

From the Ground Up: A Petition to Protect New York City’s Community Gardens

By protecting community gardens through CEA designation, New York City can help to ensure that the gardens continue to strengthen and transform neighborhoods for decades to come.

Storm clouds pass over the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. (Architect of the Capitol)
From the Experts April 30, 2024

Congress’ ‘Energy Week 2.0’ is the Anti-Earth Week Nobody Asked For

We don’t have time for reckless bills that continue to give handouts to polluting industries at the expense of people, our environment, and our planet.