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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 February 29, 2024

Inside EPA’s Roadmap on Regulating PFAS Chemicals

Toxic “forever chemicals” remain laxly regulated.

In the News: Inside Climate News February 20, 2024

Enbridge Wants Line 5 Shutdown Order Overturned on Tribal Land in Northern Wisconsin

Debbie Chizewer, Managing Attorney, Midwest Office: “It would really limit the ability of state governments and tribal nations and others to protect the interests that have been widely accepted for many years. If you can’t protect your land from a trespass because of the oil pipelines, what’s the point of having your own land?”

The Puyallup River, with Mount Tahoma (Rainier) in the background. (David Seibold / CC BY-NC 2.0)
Update February 22, 2024

In a Win for Endangered Salmon, Court Orders Puyallup River Dam Removal

Electron Dam has been harming Chinook salmon, steelhead, and trout for nearly 100 years. With part of the dam gone, the river will flow naturally for the first time in almost a century.

A Hawaiian petrel chick in its burrow. (Andre Raine / U.S. FWS)
Press Release January 30, 2024

Hawaiian Electric Co. and Maui County Face Lawsuit to Protect Imperiled Hawaiian Seabirds

Conservation groups demand action to stop harm to seabirds from power lines and streetlights

Document January 30, 2024

Notice of Intent: Hawaiian Electric Co. and Maui County Face Lawsuit to Protect Imperiled Hawaiian Seabirds

60 day notice on behalf of American Bird Conservancy and Conservation Council for Hawai‘i, of their intent to sue the County of Maui and Hawaiian Electric Industries, Hawaiian Electric Company, and Maui Electric Company over violations of Section 9 of the Endangered Species Act.

Document February 12, 2024

Legal Challenge: Five-Year Offshore Leasing Program

Environmental groups and Gulf-based organizations filed a legal challenge to hold the Interior Department accountable for failing to adequately consider the public health impacts on frontline communities in its final Five-Year Program.

Document February 16, 2024

Electron Dam Summary Judgment Order

A portion of Washington’s Electron Dam must be removed from the Puyallup River following a historic district court ruling. The decision will allow water to flow naturally along the river for the first time in nearly 100 years.

In the News: PV Magazine February 12, 2024

Hawaii legislation seeks to undo “massive momentum killer” for rooftop solar

Isaac Moriwake, Managing Attorney, Mid-Pacific Office: “In my 15 years working with this Commission, this decision is the most drastic misstep I have seen — up there with slamming the curtain on net metering eight years ago, but with potentially more disastrous results.”

In the News: Honolulu Civil Beat January 16, 2024

Will A New Order Shut The Door On Future Rooftop Solar Across Hawaii?

Isaac Moriwake, Managing Attorney, Mid-Pacific Office, Earthjustice: “This decision is the most drastic misstep I have seen — up there with slamming the curtain on net metering eight years ago, but with potentially more disastrous results.”

Oil drilling infrastructure in the Gulf of Mexico. (Brad Zweerink for Earthjustice)
Press Release February 12, 2024

Environmental and Gulf Groups React to API Lawsuit Against Interior Dept. Targeting Five-Year Offshore Leasing Program; Seek Stronger Protections for Gulf of Mexico

As the oil industry pursues a max-out strategy for fossil fuel development in the Gulf with a new legal challenge, advocates flag serious climate, public health, and environmental concerns

In the News: Fast Company January 31, 2024

Hawaii is at the forefront of clean energy (or is it?)

Isaac Moriwake, Managing Attorney, Mid-Pacific Office: “Rooftop solar is our No. 1 success story. It jumpstarted our renewable energy growth and also captured the public’s imagination. We’ve made progress on the electric side, but we are not making progress overall. We are not going to get to our overall decarbonization goals unless we confront the…

Document February 8, 2024

Order Granting Snake River Litigation Stay

A federal judge in Oregon approved a long-term pause in Snake River litigation allowing a tribal-state plan and U.S. government commitments to restore the Columbia River Basin to continue.

From the spectacular Hawaiian Islands to the southern tip of our Atlantic coast, Earthjustice is on the frontlines of the fight for our planet’s future. Our network of 15 offices keeps us in close collaboration with the people and places that need us most.
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page January 25, 2024

Contact Us: Offices & Programs

From the spectacular Hawaiian Islands to the southern tip of our Atlantic coast, Earthjustice is on the frontlines of the fight for our planet’s future. Our network of offices keeps us in close collaboration with the people and places that need us most.

In the News: Hawaii News Now February 20, 2024

More transparency sought in effort to ensure Maui wildfire survivors have water access

Elena Bryant, Attorney, Mid-Pacific Office: “Our interest here is making sure we are not heading into another plantation disaster capitalism situation, and we are here to help you makaala and ensure everything is pono given that you are truly our kahuwai pono [water rights guardians].”

Press Release October 12, 2023

FERC orders MISO to address issues Earthjustice raised in our challenge to its Order 2222 proposal

FERC finds MISO’s proposal did not adequately permit distributed energy resources to participate in MISO wholesale energy markets

(Erika P. Rodriguez for Earthjustice)
Press Release January 25, 2024

Christie Hicks Joins Earthjustice to Lead Clean Energy Program

As managing attorney of the Clean Energy Program, Christie leads the legal work in more than 18 states and at the federal level to accelerate the shift to clean energy

page January 8, 2024

Law Clerk Program

Earthjustice welcomes summer law clerks who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Only students who are currently enrolled in law school are eligible to apply.

Document January 23, 2024

5th Circuit: Title VI Order

State of Louisiana v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, et. al.