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A bowhead whale and calf surface in the Arctic Ocean.
(Amelia Brower / NOAA)
feature October 20, 2021

Northern Fights

By land and by sea, America’s Arctic is under attack. Earthjustice is fighting on multiple fronts to protect this irreplaceable region and keep the Arctic’s fossil fuels in the ground.

Children play at Arvin's Garden in the Sun playground in Kern County, Calif., on Jan. 3, 2021. There are several oil wells in and around the park.
(Tara Pixley for Earthjustice)
feature April 4, 2023

In the Shadow of Big Oil: Neighborhood Drilling in California

California will finally stop allowing oil wells near people’s backyards.

A sign hangs by the Inglewood Oil Field in Los Angeles, warning of hazardous fumes.
(Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
Press Release May 13, 2014

64 Environmental and Community Groups File Petition Demanding Federal Limits on Toxic Oil & Gas Well Air Pollution

Concerned about health impacts of drilling rush, groups push EPA to act swiftly

Press Release July 2, 2008

Groups Target EPA For Not Safeguarding Rocky Mountain West

Outdated standards, air pollution from drilling endanger communities, climate

Press Release January 15, 2009

Groups Sue EPA For Not Protecting Citizens From Oil, Gas Drilling

Air pollutants endanger communities, fuel global warming

Press Release: Victory November 30, 2006

Court Orders Roadless Rule Implemented Against Oil and Gas Drilling

Road building prohibited on 327 oil and gas leases issued by Bush administration in National Forest roadless areas

feature July 14, 2020

Report: The Myth of “Renewable Natural Gas” for Building Decarbonization

A new report highlights the gas industry’s deceptive efforts to keep our homes and buildings tethered to gas combustion.

Press Release July 28, 2011

EPA to Curb Air Pollution from Oil and Gas Drilling Nationwide

New Federal Safeguards Clear the Air, Protect Public Health, and Actually Make Industry Money

Oil drilling operations in Kern County, Calif. (Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
Press Release April 19, 2021

Diverse Coalition of 21 Moves to Defend Biden Administration’s Oil, Gas Leasing Pause

Motion backs the Biden administration’s legality in pausing federal onshore, offshore leasing

Press Release December 8, 2009

Environmental Groups and EPA Reach Agreement on Updating Nationwide Oil and Gas Drilling Air Pollution Limits

Clean air, climate, communities on track for greater protection throughout U.S.

Press Release May 6, 2010

Time Out on Arctic Offshore Oil Drilling Needed

Conservation and Alaska Native groups head to federal court in legal challenge to Shell Oil plans to drill in the Arctic Ocean this July

From the Experts July 26, 2019

SoCalGas’ Reckless Strategy to Keep California Tied to Combustion

Through a network of front-groups, lobbyists, and PR firms, SoCalGas is funding and coordinating a misinformation campaign to greenwash gas and stoke local opposition to building electrification.

Musk ox, grizzlies, wolverines, and tens of thousands of caribou call the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge home.
(Katrina Liebich / U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)
Press Release December 20, 2018

Trump Ramps Up Reckless Assault on the Arctic Refuge

Hasty environmental review ignores human rights and public support for protections

feature January 17, 2019

Special Report: Two Years of Overruling the Trump Administration

The record shows that the Trump’s efforts to weaken environmental regulations are no match for the law.

An Arctic wolf.
(Jim Brandenburg/National Geographic Creative)
Article October 16, 2015

The Scoop on Ice

The Obama administration just delivered another blow to Arctic drilling. What’s next in the fight to protect one of our nation’s most pristine ecosystems?

Press Release: Victory August 1, 2022

Legal Agreements Block Drilling, Fracking Across 1 Million Acres in Central California

New oil and gas leasing on public lands in California will be suspended, advancing efforts by public interest groups to protect community health and the climate from fossil fuels

Press Release March 6, 2023

Lawsuit Challenges Biden Decision to Open 73.3 Million Acres of Gulf of Mexico for Oil Leasing

Legal challenge takes on one of the largest lease sales in U.S. history, which raises serious threats to climate, Gulf communities, and endangered species

Press Release August 5, 2011

Feds Ignore Risks and Green Light Shell Drilling in Arctic Ocean

Agency continues to rubber-stamp dangerous offshore drilling; Scientists agree more data needed to understand the effects of oil development