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U.S. President Joe Biden, center, signs the Inflation Reduction Act with Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) (L) and House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) in the State Dining Room of the White House August 16, 2022 in Washington, D.C.  (Drew Angerer / Getty Images)
Press Release July 21, 2024

Earthjustice Statement on President Biden Withdrawing from the U.S. Presidential Race

“We are grateful that President Biden answered this call to serve when his country needed him the most, and that he has been unafraid to take bold action on protecting people and communities from the threat of climate change and deadly pollution.”

The Cheswick Generating Station operated next door to homes in Springdale, Penn., for more than 50 years until it finally closed in 2022. (Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
feature July 19, 2024

We’re Still Cleaning Up the Trump Administration’s Environmental Messes

Earthjustice successfully blocked much damage, and we’ve seen progress toward repair under the Biden administration. But we will never recover some of what was lost.

The newly restored flows to Wailuku River in October 2014. (Kapua Sproat / Earthjustice)
Press Release: Victory June 24, 2024

Hawai‘i’s High Court Issues Another Historic Ruling in Maui “Four Waters” Case

State Water Commission failed to restore stream flows after closure of last sugar plantation

E-Commerce Warehouses by Potential Environmental Justice Area in NYC, 2022. (Alok Disa / Earthjustice)
Press Release July 18, 2024

As Prime Day Draws Record Profits and Extreme Truck Traffic, Assemblymember Marcela Mitaynes and ElectrifyNY Coalition Call for Clean Deliveries

Pivotal bill provides advancements in public health and clean air, prevents corporations from clustering mega-warehouses in low-income communities of color, and advances New York’s climate mandates

A crane lifts a wind turbine rotor onto a tower north of Abilene, Texas. (Robert Nickelsberg / Getty Images)
Update June 27, 2024

We’re Defending the People’s Environmental Law in Court from Partisan Attacks

Final updates to National Environmental Policy Act ensure that communities will not be sacrificed as clean energy infrastructure ramps up.

Valmont Power Station in Boulder, Colo., in 2011. (Josh Schutz / Getty Images)
Press Release February 22, 2024

With Broad Public Support, Legislators to Introduce Package of Bills to Address Colorado’s Ozone Crisis

Legislation will focus on permitting reform, air quality enforcement, additional measures to cut harmful pollution in Colorado

Navajo community leader Daniel Tso speaks out against fracking at a meeting that was required under the National Environmental Policy Act. The law gives communities a chance to speak out against projects that will impact them.
(Steven St. John for Earthjustice)
Press Release June 27, 2024

Environmental and Labor Coalition Seeks to Block Baseless Partisan Attacks on Bedrock Environmental Law

Republican-led lawsuit would dismantle revitalized NEPA rules that highlight environmental justice and climate change

document June 20, 2024

Hawaiʻi Supreme Court Maui Na Wai Eha Stream Opinion

We therefore vacate the Commission’s Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, and Decision and Order issued June 28, 2021, as amended by Errata issued June 30, 2021, with respect to the IIFS and the delegation of the Commission’s public trust duties. Other than for the reasons given in this opinion for vacatur or remand, we affirm. We remand for further proceedings consistent with this opinion.

From Mission Hill Overlook, overlooking Bay Mills Indian Community with Spectacle Lake and Lake Superior in the background. (Whitney Gravelle)
Press Release June 28, 2024

Tribes Move to Defend EPA’s Tribal Water Rights Rule

Seven Tribal nations seek to fend off attack by 12 states

Wetlands and streams most in danger after the U.S. Supreme Court’s "Sackett v. EPA" ruling.
feature May 14, 2024

Wetlands and Streams Most in Danger After the U.S. Supreme Court’s Sackett v. EPA Ruling

The United States has at least 290 million acres of wetlands, and at least 200 million miles of life-giving streams.

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.

A fishing crew member carries a salmon to the hold of boat in Washington State. (Thomas Barwick / Getty images)
Press Release February 22, 2024

Swinomish Tribal Community Demands EPA Act to Stop Harm to Lower Skagit River Salmon From Temperature Pollution

Ongoing violations of temperature standards for 20 years harm ESA-listed salmon populations; Tribe provides notice to sue EPA

Press Release June 27, 2024

Earthjustice Statement on FERC CP2 Approval

CP2’s climate and health harms are not in the public interest

page July 11, 2024

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Almost everyone in the U.S. has traces of PFAS in their body because the chemicals have contaminated the air, soil, and water — including the drinking water for approximately 200 million people nationwide. (Cavan Images)
Press Release July 1, 2024

Community Advocates Seek to Defend EPA’s PFAS Drinking Water Standards in Court

Chemical Companies and Water Providers are challenging the EPA’s right to protect the public from PFAS in their drinking water

The EES Coke Battery facility on Zug Island in River Rouge, Michigan. The plant is owned by DTE Vantage, a subsidiary of DTE Energy. The EES Coke facility releases thousands of tons of sulfur dioxide in the overburdened River Rouge community and near the state’s most polluted zip code, 48217. (Ted Auch / FracTracker Alliance)
Press Release January 17, 2024

Health Experts Demand EPA Reduce Ozone Pollution in Detroit

Earthjustice files amicus brief on behalf of two Michigan groups

document June 24, 2024

The Evergreen Council: Statement of Values

The Evergreen Council believes that creating a legacy gift for Earthjustice is one of the most effective ways to preserve the Earth’s splendor for future generations.

Clean water advocates attend a Protect Our Waters rally outside the Supreme Court the same day as arguments in Sackett v. EPA in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 3, 2022. (Melissa Lyttle for Earthjustice)
Article May 22, 2024

When the Supreme Court Gutted Clean Water Protections, Local Champions Stepped Up

A year after Sackett v. EPA, here’s how advocates are fighting state by state to restore safeguards against pollution and habitat destruction.