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Youth plaintiffs gather before the start of the Navahine F. v. the Hawai'i Department of Transportation hearing at the First Circuit Environmental Court in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, on January 26, 2023. Pictured left to right: Ka’ōnohi P.-G., 16, Kawahine‘Ilikea N., 13, Taliya N., 15, Navahine F., 15, Mesina D.-R., 15, Kalā W., 19, Rylee K., 15, and Kawena F., 10. (Elyse Butler for Earthjustice)
Press Release: Victory June 20, 2024

Historic Agreement Reached in Hawaiʻi Youth-Led Constitutional Climate Complaint

Transportation Department commits to bold action to achieve 2045 zero emission goals

document June 20, 2024

Settlement Agreement: Navahine v. Hawaiʻi Dept. of Transportation

Youth plaintiffs Navahine F., et. al, and Edwin Sniffen, in his official capacity as HDOT Director, have executed a Settlement Agreement.

Youth plaintiffs gather before the start of the Navahine F. v. the Hawai'i Department of Transportation hearing at the First Circuit Environmental Court in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, on January 26, 2023. Pictured left to right: Ka’ōnohi P.-G., 16, Kawahine‘Ilikea N., 13, Taliya N., 15, Navahine F., 15, Mesina D.-R., 15, Kalā W., 19, Rylee K., 15, and Kawena F., 10. (Elyse Butler for Earthjustice)
feature June 20, 2024

How Hawai‘i’s Youth Advocates are Fighting for Hawai‘i’s Future

As the climate crisis threatens their land, food, and traditions, 14 youth advocates took the Hawai‘i Department of Transportation to court to spur climate action.

Lead poisoning prevention advocates rally outside City Hall to protest a new City Council bill that shifts financial responsibility of replacing lead water service lines from the City to the property owner. (Nydia Gutiérrez / Earthjustice)
Press Release June 18, 2024

NYC Proposes Bill to Shift Cost of Lead Pipe Replacement to Property Owners

Advocates for responsible lead pipe replacement speak out against “Rotten” Bill

Dr. Dolores Leonard has been fighting for environmental justice in River Rouge, Michigan for decades.  (Brittany Greeson for Earthjustice)
Article June 7, 2024

Michigan’s Residents Win Relief in One of State’s Most Polluted Regions

Earthjustice advocacy at Michigan’s public service commission is shutting down dirty fossil fuel energy and making the state a clean energy leader.

Power lines near Pittsburgh, Penn. (Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
feature June 3, 2024

The Public v. the Power Companies

See how Earthjustice makes the case before public utility commissions for a faster, fairer transition to clean energy.

A ‘ua‘u (Hawaiian petrel) chick in its burrow. (Andre Raine / U.S. FWS)
Press Release June 10, 2024

Groups Seek Court Order to Protect Endangered Seabirds from Resort Lights

Grand Wailea must keep lights off to avoid killing and injuring Hawaiian petrels

(Maciej Toporowicz / Getty Images)
Press Release: Victory June 13, 2024

D.C. Public Service Commission Says No to $672 Million Gas Pipe Replacement Program

The Public Service Commission unanimously voted not to fund Washington Gas’s ProjectPipes 3

Members of the Nez Perce Tribe host a stop on the “Red Road to D.C.” tour at the Snake River in Idaho on Jul. 15, 2021. Members of the Lummi Nation transported a 25-foot totem pole from Washington State to Washington, D.C., stopping at multiple sacred places under threat from resource extraction and industrial development. (Wingspan Media & Te Maia Wiki)
Press Release June 18, 2024

Federal Report Underscores Need to Protect Columbia Basin Salmon for Tribal Justice

Tribal Circumstances Analysis acknowledges historic, ongoing and cumulative injustice to Tribes from the Columbia Basin dams and need for immediate action

Commissioner John A. Tuma, left, speaks during a Minnesota Public Utilities Commission meeting in 2018, in St. Paul, Minn. (Richard Tsong-Taatarii / Star Tribune via AP)
feature May 15, 2024

Want to Lower Your Power Bills and Help Your State Fight Climate Change? Here’s Who to Talk to

In public utility commissions, Earthjustice is helping communities push for clean, affordable electricity for all.

Lilian Bello spoke against a proposed natural gas plant in Oxnard, California, that, if allowed, would join three existing gas plants on the city’s beach.
(Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
feature May 13, 2024

A Fossil Fuel Company Tried to Put a Dirty Gas Plant on a Beautiful Coastline. It Failed.

Earthjustice’s work in state energy proceedings like California is driving the state, and the nation’s, clean energy transition.

The Suncor refinery in North Denver. (Martin do Nascimento / Earthjustice)
Press Release February 27, 2024

Community Groups Left in the Dark on Suncor Fenceline Monitoring Settlement

State provided little time for intervening groups to review key documents before approving settlement

Press Release: Victory February 8, 2024

Advocates and Consumers Energy Reach Agreement on Critical Energy Efficiency Programs

Michigan Public Service Commission approves settlement agreement that will significantly help utility customers

Mālama Mākua board member Vince Dodge and ‘Ānela Maunakea-Fernandez share a moment before the ceremony of the closing of the Makahiki in Mākua in March, 2024. At left is Kainoa Ailā. (Elyse Butler for Earthjustice)
Article May 31, 2024

A Landmark Victory for Peace in Hawai’i’s Sacred Makua Valley

The U.S. Army is formally ending live-fire training in Mākua Valley – a critical step towards restoring peace to a spiritual refuge ravaged by a century of militarization.

Press Release March 27, 2024

Community Groups Reach Legal Settlement with KIUC, State on West Kaua‘i Hydro Project

Pō‘ai Wai Ola and Nā Kia‘i Kai raised concerns about the energy project’s impact on the Waimea River

Earthjustice President Abbie Dillen (center) joined Earthjustice staff and clients for a White House signing of the historic Columbia River Basin agreement.
From the Experts April 12, 2024

Charting a Path Forward to Recover Salmon in the Columbia River Basin

A ceremonial signing at the White House in February honored decades of hard work and solidified partnerships to recover salmon while pointing to significant work that lays ahead.

Swimmers and surfers ride the waves at Kekaha Beach in West Kauaʻi.
(Clement Faydi / CC BY 2.0)
Press Release: Victory January 31, 2024

West Kauaʻi to Address Water Pollution at Kīkīaola Small Boat Harbor in Settlement with Community Groups

The groups reached a settlement with the County of Kauaʻi and Department of Health after filing a lawsuit in 2022 to enforce the Clean Water Act, capping a series of suits to protect West Kaua‘i coastal waters

document April 29, 2024

Oyster Bay: USFWS April 2024 Settlement

The agreement follows a lawsuit filed in 2023 by the North Oyster Bay Baymen’s Association and the Center for Food Safety, both represented by Earthjustice, challenging the Service’s decades-long failure to prevent harm from industrial shellfish dredging.