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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.

(Yipeng Ge / Getty Images)
feature May 14, 2024

Breaking Down Toxic PFAS

What PFAS are, why they’re harmful, and what we can do to protect ourselves from them

Power lines near Pittsburgh, Penn. (Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
From the Experts May 1, 2024

DOE Finalized New Rule for Federal Permitting of Transmission Lines

The new rule will cut permitting time in half for major transmission projects while maintaining strong environmental standards.

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…

Brayton Point Power Station in Somerset, Mass., in 2012. (Denis Tangney Jr. / Getty Images)
From the Experts: Victory April 25, 2024

EPA Finalized New Wastewater Treatment Standards for Coal-fired Power Plants

A 15-year legal fight to curb toxic wastewater to protect drinking water.

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.

Press Release April 21, 2024

Earthjustice Statement: New York Governor Hochul and Legislature Finalize the SFY2024-25 Budget

Falls short on climate; restores critical funding for water infrastructure

Press Release April 19, 2024

Earthjustice Statement: Final Budget SFY2025 Excludes NY HEAT Act

Assembly kills NY HEAT Act in final budget deal, the leading policy to address energy affordability and climate change

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 April 9, 2024

EPA Finalizes First Drinking Water Standards for Toxic PFAS

The new standards will require action to clean up drinking water for tens of millions of people nationwide

document March 27, 2024

EPA Comments: LMWC Proposed Rule March 2024

EPA’s proposed revisions to its LMWC Standards come over thirty years after Congress told EPA to protect the public from the harms of incinerator pollution. The Proposed Rule is a welcome, if overdue, step in the right direction towards achieving Congress’s mandate.

document March 27, 2024

Sign-on Letter: EPA LMWC March 2024

It has been over thirty years since Congress told EPA to protect the public from the harms of this incinerator pollution, and environmental justice communities are still waiting for those protections. EPA has committed to advancing equitable outcomes in environmental justice communities and building meaningful engagement with these communities. The time to deliver on those commitments is now.

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.

In the News: ProPublica April 16, 2024

EPA Finalizes New Standards for Cancer-Causing Chemicals

Adam Kron, Attorney, Washington, D.C., Office: “This is an incredibly significant rule that will curtail some of the nation’s biggest drivers of cancer risk.”

A gray wolf howls in the woods of the the upper Midwest. (Jerry & Barb Jividen / Getty Images)
Press Release March 28, 2024

Earthjustice Responds to Biden Administration’s Final Endangered Species Act Rulemaking

Biden administration falls short of fully restoring ESA

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

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 April 30, 2024

Earthjustice Applauds Restored NEPA Regulations as Fundamental to a Just Clean Energy Future

The Biden administration’s updates bring certainty and clarity to project sponsors, while strengthening upfront community engagement

(Zora Zhuang / Getty Images)
Press Release April 29, 2024

Environmental And Safety Advocates Call For Stronger Standards to Address Pipeline Methane Leaks

These protective standards keep communities safe and help make climate progress

An outside unit to a heat pump system outside a home in Juneau, Alaska. (Michael Penn for Earthjustice)
Press Release: Victory March 8, 2024

Judge Denies Industry Challenge to Delay Implementation of Washington’s New Climate and Health-Friendly Building Codes

New statewide building codes incentivizing heat pumps will take effect in mid-March