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An oil refinery looms over the west side of Port Arthur, TX.
(Eric Kayne for Earthjustice)
feature April 27, 2018

A Disaster In The Making

A new report documents how people have been left in harm’s way, as the Trump administration attempts to block the Chemical Disaster Rule.

feature February 25, 2016

Powering The Future

In a conversation, Vice President of Litigation for Climate & Energy Abigail Dillen discusses important recent victories and Earthjustice’s plans to go all-in on clean energy.

The devastating coal ash spill at Kingston, TN in December 2008. One billion gallons of toxic coal ash spilled from the Tennessee Valley Authority's Kingston Fossil Plant, covering 300 acres, destroying homes, poisoning rivers and contaminating coves and residential drinking waters.
(Photo courtesy of TVA)
Press Release November 3, 2022

New Report: Most Power Plants Violating Federal Rules Mandating Cleanup of Toxic Coal Ash Dumps

Seven years after EPA Coal Ash Rule, 96% of coal plants are not planning any treatment of contaminated groundwater

Press Release August 19, 2013

Community Groups File Legal Challenge to Bay Area Planning Agencies for a Better, Smarter Growth Plan

Current plan doesn’t deliver on public transit, city planning, or climate change goals

feature November 3, 2022

Mapping the Coal Ash Contamination

746 coal ash units in 43 states and Puerto Rico have reported information in compliance with federal coal ash safeguards since 2015. Here’s what the data said.

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 August 28, 2018

Turning the Tide on Gas Plants

The battle over fossil fuels in California signals the start of a clean energy era.

“EPA is sentencing entire segments of the population to a poisoned death,” said Caroline Armijo (left) of N.C. Read her story, and those of Nicole Horseherder of Ariz., and Tom Sedor of Penn., in the special report, <a href="//"><em>Erasing Lives</em></a>.
(From left: Justin Cook for Earthjustice. Darcy Padilla. Chris Knight.)
feature May 13, 2021

Special Report: The Mercury and Air Toxics Standards

Three Americans living near power plants share how they will be harmed by the gutting of the Mercury & Air Toxics Standards.

A clearcut section of the Oregon Forest
(George Sexton)
Press Release August 10, 2016

Stakeholder Groups Challenge Oregon Forest Management Plan

New plan sacrifices clean water, fishing economy, carbon storage, recreational opportunities

Mexican wolf on the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico.
(Jim Clark / U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)
feature April 26, 2016

Mexican Gray Wolf: What You Need To Know

Find out how Canis lupus baileyi became one of the most endangered mammals in North America — and how it can be saved from extinction.

Karina Montoya, whose mother is an agricultural worker, was among the Oxnard, California, teens who spoke out against a proposed gas plant in their hometown.
(Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
Article: Victory March 23, 2018

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

California regulators’ latest move to reject the short-sighted proposal is a turning point in the state’s clean energy future.

feature October 31, 2018

Plantas de Gas por Fin a Contra Marea

La batalla por los combustibles fósiles en California marca el inicio de una era de energía limpia.

Press Release July 23, 2013

New Report Highlights Extent of Coal Plant Water Pollution, OMB Obstruction

Coal-fired power plants remain the nation’s biggest source of toxic water pollution

Press Release January 14, 2011

Coal-Fired Power Plant Expansion Faces Legal Challenge in Kansas

Lawsuit cites failure to meet Clean Air Act standards, improper permitting process

Aerial view of a flooded coal ash pond at Plant McManus days after Hurricane Irma in 2017. Unknown amounts of coal ash spilled into Georgia’s Golden Isles during the storm. (Jen Hilburn)
feature May 3, 2023

Toxic Coal Ash in Georgia: Addressing Coal Plants’ Hazardous Legacy

Coal ash is leaching unsafe levels of toxic pollutants into groundwater at 91% of coal plants. Georgia has 43 coal ash dumpsites.

The U.S. Capitol building.
(Photo by Architect of the Capitol)
From the Experts July 2, 2020

Five Takeaways From the House Select Committee’s Climate Crisis Action Plan

The roadmap includes bold policies that Earthjustice and our partners have championed.

Double rainbows over NREL's National Wind Technology Center in Colorado.
(Kathryn Neugent / NREL)
Press Release October 22, 2015

Legal Experts: Landmark Climate Plan Likely to Withstand Polluters’ Court Challenges

Challenges expected in at least three areas, each of which was refuted today

Rooftop solar panels. The Clean Power Plan builds on existing trends, like solar power, in the power sector that have allowed many states around the country to reduce emissions at a rapid rate over the last decade.
(Matt Mallams for Earthjustice)
Press Release December 9, 2015

Earthjustice Helps Defend the Clean Power Plan

Leading environmental and public health groups file in court to defend against industry's attempt to stay the Clean Power Plan

Press Release October 22, 2008

Groups Head to Court to Seek Protection From PVC Plant Pollution

Many cancer-causing toxins from vinyl manufacturers remain unregulated