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In the News: Politico May 20, 2024

Appeals court denies Florida request for wetlands permitting stay

Tania Galloni, Managing Attorney, Florida Office: “If [Florida officials] want the program back, they need to fix their mistakes, not dig into them.”

Attorney John Petoskey and activist Theresa Landrum on a tour of hazardous industrial sites in the Detroit Metro area encompassing Southwest Detroit, Delray, and River Rouge, for Earthjustice staff.
Press Release May 21, 2024

Federal Judge Names DTE a Defendant in SW Detroit Pollution Case

Residents impacted by EES Coke’s illegal emissions celebrate the ruling

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…

NW Natural was one of the fossil fuel companies protested against during a Portland Youth Climate Strike march in Portland, Oregon on May 20, 2022. (Nick Cunningham / DeSmog.com)
Article May 13, 2024

How We Stopped a Gas Utility’s Scheme to Propagandize Children

A gas utility in Oregon tried to charge customers for its lobbying in schools — part of the gas industry’s longstanding efforts to push for increasing fossil fuel use nationwide. Then we stepped in.

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.

Bitcoin mining machines in a warehouse at the Whinstone US Bitcoin mining facility in Rockdale, Texas, the largest in North America. Operations like this one have been boosted by China’s intensified crypto crackdown that has pushed the industry west. (Mark Felix / AFP via Getty Images)
From the Experts March 12, 2024

Cryptocurrency Miners Need to Report their Energy Use

The U.S. Energy Information Administration raises concerns about energy-intensive cryptocurrency mining operations, will seek comments on reporting requirements.

Solar panels in Colorado. (Arina P Habich / Shutterstock)
From the Experts May 10, 2024

How We’re Pushing Colorado to Make Buildings Climate-Friendly

For a decade, Earthjustice has advocated for a cleaner and more equitable energy system at the Colorado PUC—and we’re seeing progress.

Split view of clear and hazy days in Shenandoah National Park. (National Park Service)
Press Release March 29, 2024

Proposed Haze Pollution Consent Decree Sets Schedule to Improve Visibility in National Parks and Wilderness Areas

Deadlines set for EPA to take action on 33 states’ plans to reduce haze pollution

In the News: Florida Public Radio April 12, 2024

Judge denies Florida’s request to keep processing some wetlands permits, after program was revoked

Christina Reichert, Attorney, Florida Office: “They didn’t do what was required to make sure that there wouldn’t be any substantial harm to the many protected species that are in the state of Florida. Florida has … over 130 listed species in the state; we have immense biodiversity that needs to be protected. And a lot…

A threatened Mardon skipper butterfly basks in the sun at Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. This butterfly is native to the Pacific Northwest region of North America and relies on specific grasses such as Idaho Fescue and Bluebunch Wheatgrass as host plants. The Mardon skipper is a species of conservation concern and its populations have been declining due to habitat loss and degradation. (Seth Coulter / BLM)
Press Release March 25, 2024

Supreme Court Denies Timber Industry Requests to Review Expansion of Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

Decision ensures that southwest Oregon rivers, fish, and wildlife remain protected

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: Inside Climate News April 11, 2024

Western Conservationists and Industry Each Tout Wins in a Pair of Rulings From the Same Court

Alexandra Schluntz, Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office: “We really think this should be a wakeup call for the BLM. This case shows that the BLM has a lot of work to do to improve its process for leasing lands to oil and gas development, and improve how it’s analyzing and protecting the environment while it’s making…

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.

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

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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.

From the Experts April 24, 2024

Environmental Organizations in Chile Ask the Environmental Court to Invalidate a Rule that Artificially Prioritizes Electricity from LNG Over Renewables

The so-called “Inflexible” gas regulation creates a fiction to lower the price of LNG.

In the News: KRBD February 27, 2024

Alaska Tribes accuse Canada of human rights violations, request international hearing on mining

Mae Manupipatpong, Attorney, International Program: “Toxic water pollution doesn’t stop at the Canadian border. And human rights obligations don’t either.”