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Map of smog air pollution by county in 2022. (Air Quality System Data / U.S. EPA)
feature November 29, 2023

What’s the state of smog pollution where you live?

Search by county to see the level of smog pollution in the air. Smog can trigger asthma attacks and increase the risk of heart and lung diseases.

Map of soot air pollution by county in 2022. (Air Quality System Data / U.S. EPA)
feature November 29, 2023

What’s the state of soot pollution where you live?

Search by county to see the level of soot pollution in the air. Soot causes death and serious health harms.

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Press Release November 30, 2023

EPA Announces Mandate to Replace All Lead Pipes Within 10 Years

Updated Lead and Copper Rule will finally require removal of lead service lines that deliver drinking water to almost 22 million people in the U.S.

One of the largest coal strip mines in the nation, the Rosebud mine feeds coal directly to the Colstrip coal-fired power plant. <a href="https://www.bing.com/maps?cp=45.861882%7E-106.724514&lvl=14.4&style=a" target="_blank" rel="noopener">(© Maxar / © Microsoft)</a>
Press Release: Victory November 27, 2023

Montana Supreme Court Rules Department of Environmental Quality Failed to Protect Water Near Rosebud Coal Mine

Court order vacates expansion of Rosebud’s Area B mining permit

A wolverine caught on a camera trap while working with researchers on a rare carnivore survey in Western Montana. Made under a special use permit with the Flathead and Lolo National Forests.
Article: Victory November 29, 2023

Wolverines Gain Legal Protections to Ward off Extinction

The announcement comes after decades of litigation and public calls to save wolverines from development and climate change.

Salt Fork State Park, Ohio. (J. Stephen Conn / CC BY-NC 2.0)
Press Release November 30, 2023

Advocates Sue to Halt Oil & Gas Leasing in Ohio State Parks and Public Lands

Ohio agency opens Ohio public lands for oil and gas development without proper consideration and opportunity for hearing

A wild wolverine kit playing on the snow outside of a rendezvous site in the Northern Rockies (Steven Gnam)
Press Release: Victory November 29, 2023

Wolverine Receives Much-Needed Endangered Species Act Protections

Fish and Wildlife Service to list species as threatened following decades of litigation

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 November 2, 2023

Inside EPA’s Roadmap on Regulating PFAS Chemicals

Toxic “forever chemicals” remain laxly regulated.

A bald eagle lands in the snow at the edge of the Chilkat River, near Haines, Alaska. In this area is the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, where thousands of bald eagles gather to feast on the last runs of coho and chum salmon—a globally unique phenomenon. (Sergei Uryadnikov / Getty Images)
Press Release October 31, 2023

Groups Challenge State of Alaska Over Flawed Mine Water Permit

Regional groups seek tougher standards to protect Chilkat Watershed from Palmer Project wastewater

Caribou in the Western Arctic, the region where the Willow Project is being planned. (Kiliii Yuyan for Earthjustice)
Article November 22, 2023

Disrupting the Willow Project and Big Oil’s Even Bigger Dreams

Earthjustice filed an appeal and a motion to prevent construction on the Alaska mega-project. Here’s what comes next.

Press Release October 16, 2023

Legal Complaint: Signal Peak Coal Mine Causing Cave-Ins, Safety Hazards

Signal Peak failing to comply with permit requirements to reclaim lands affected by subsidence

Creek at Iao Valley State Park, Maui, Hawaii. (aimintang / iStock)
From the Experts August 28, 2023

How Maui’s Wildfire Sparked a Disaster Capitalist Power Grab for Hawaiʻi’s Public Water

The battle over fresh water resources on the Hawaiian Islands is as old as the colonialist mindset that fuels it.

Electric school buses would benefit the 25 million school children who ride the bus to school every day in the United States.
(Neal Sharp for Earthjustice)
Article October 17, 2023

The Time Is Right For Electric School Buses

Electric buses save kids’ lungs and save school districts money.

A bald eagle lands in the snow at the edge of the Chilkat River, near Haines, Alaska. In this area is the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, where thousands of bald eagles gather to feast on the last runs of coho and chum salmon—a globally unique phenomenon. (Sergei Uryadnikov / Getty Images)
Press Release August 21, 2023

State of Alaska Upholds Weak Mining Wastewater Permit While Requiring Additional Safeguards for Water Quality in the Chilkat River Watershed

In a partial win for the Chilkat Indian Village, salmon and conservation groups, additional water quality analysis is now required to safeguard against mining

A manatee swimming in Florida’s Crystal River. In 2021, over a thousand manatees in Florida died and more than half of those deaths were due to lack of their chief food source, sea grass. Sea grasses cannot survive the excessive levels of nitrogen and phosphorus flowing into lagoons from areas such as industrial farms, golf courses, and heavily landscaped developments. (Greg Amptman / Shutterstock)
feature April 14, 2023

Florida & Puerto Rico

What happens in Florida and Puerto Rico informs climate, energy, and environmental policy across the country.

Bison are a keystone species, creating a cascade of environmental conditions that benefit countless other wildlife. As bison graze, they prune and encourage growth of native grasses, fertilize the soils, and carve out habitat for smaller creatures. The Northern Rockies office has protected bison and their iconic prairie ecosystem for decades. (Ami Vitale for Earthjustice)
feature August 7, 2023

Northern Rockies

Highlights of how Earthjustice’s Northern Rockies office has leveraged the power of partnership and the law to defend communities, sacred lands and wildlife, and clean air and water.

The downtown Los Angeles skyline bathed in smog. (Daniel Stein / Getty Images)
Press Release August 15, 2023

South Coast Air Quality Management District Facing Legal Challenges For Providing a Free Pass to Big Polluters

The Air Quality Management District must fix an unjust system that provides no incentive for the largest industrial polluters like oil refineries to clean the air

Canoeing the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Northern Minnesota. (Brad Zweerink / Earthjustice)
Article September 7, 2023

We Just Protected a Pristine Midwest Wilderness from Mining

Dangerous mining plans threatened to ruin a pristine wilderness and a town’s thriving economy. Until we stepped in.