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feature April 10, 2024

Breaking Down Toxic PFAS

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

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 10, 2024

Inside EPA’s Roadmap on Regulating PFAS Chemicals

Toxic “forever chemicals” remain laxly regulated.

Map of smog air pollution by county in 2022. (Air Quality System Data / U.S. EPA)
feature November 29, 2023

What’s the state of smog pollution where you live?

Search by county to see the level of smog pollution in the air. Smog can trigger asthma attacks and increase the risk of heart and lung diseases.

Map of soot air pollution by county in 2022. (Air Quality System Data / U.S. EPA)
feature November 29, 2023

What’s the state of soot pollution where you live?

Search by county to see the level of soot pollution in the air. Soot causes death and serious health harms.

The Green Transit, Green Jobs press conference at West Farms Bus Depot in the Bronx. (Aristide Economopoulos for Earthjustice)
Press Release March 7, 2024

Bronx Lawmakers, Union Leaders, and Advocates Call on Gov to Fund Bronx Blooms, Not Fumes!

Assembly Members Jeffrey Dinowtiz and Karines Reyes, and Senator Sepúlveda rallied with union leaders, community members, and advocates to urge Governor Hochul to include the Green Transit, Green Jobs, Bill in Budget

Press Release March 19, 2024

New York State Senate Passes the NY HEAT Act

Pressure rises for NYS Assembly to support NY HEAT in final budget to save New Yorkers money and fight climate change

A farmworker harvesting strawberries in Salinas, about 20 miles from the Pajaro Valley. (Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
Press Release April 4, 2024

Teachers, Community Groups, and Farmworkers File Lawsuit Challenging Toxic Pesticide Approvals Near Public Schools in Monterey County

Regulators are failing to protect children from repeat exposure to the most dangerous pesticides

Earthjustice’s Right to Zero campaign and allies held an event in support of the Green Transit, Green Jobs bill at the New York State Capitol on Tuesday, January 30, 2024 . This critical bill will facilitate the transition to electric buses and promote good manufacturing jobs in New York State. (Patrick Dodson for Earthjustice)
Press Release January 30, 2024

Green Transit, Green Jobs, Proposed Bill Brings Clean Transportation and Good Green Manufacturing Jobs to New York

The win-win legislation jump-starts cleaner air with emissions-free buses and provides green sector jobs; Lawmakers, union leaders, and advocates urge Governor Hochul to Include in 2025 NY Final Budget

La conferencia de prensa Green Transit, Green Jobs en West Farms Bus Depot en El Bronx. (Aristide Economopoulos por Earthjustice)
Press Release March 7, 2024

Legisladores, Líderes Sindicales y Activistas del Bronx Exhortan a Gobernadora Hochul A Impulsar Trabajos y Transporte con Energía Limpia

Solicitan a la Gobernadora Kathy Hochul a que incluya el proyecto de ley Tránsito Verde, Empleos Verdes en el presupuesto fiscal

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Press Release March 12, 2024

Earthjustice Statement: New York Senate One-House Budget Includes NY HEAT Act

Senate champions full NY HEAT Act, which will save New Yorkers money and fight climate change

An abandoned well leaks oil onto the surface in West Texas in 2023. (Elizabeth Conley / Houston Chronicle via Getty Images)
Update April 12, 2024

Oil and Gas Companies Will Have to Pay More to Drill on Public Land

A new federal rule will better protect communities and the environment, while better protecting taxpayers’ money and helping the agency manage public lands for their highest value.

In the News: The Guardian April 5, 2024

New York is suing the world’s biggest meat company. It might be a tipping point for greenwashing

Peter Lehner, Managing Attorney, Sustainable Food & Farming Program: “Consumers are beginning to be aware of the fact that meat, and particularly beef, has a very, very high climate impact. JBS is fully aware of this, and trying to get ahead of that by telling consumers, ‘Oh, don’t worry, we’ve got it under control.’ But…

page March 13, 2024

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From the Experts January 11, 2024

After New Yorkers faced a deluge of climate disasters this year, Governor Hochul needs to appoint climate champions to the Public Service Commission

Governor Hochul can, by carefully selecting her nominees, fully realize the PSC’s potential to serve New Yorkers by protecting consumers and reducing our reliance on fossil fuels.

Press Release March 14, 2024

Earthjustice Statement: New York State One-House Budgets SFY2025

NYS Senate’s and Assembly’s Budget Bills restore clean water funding; Senate champions bold climate policies

The Cheswick Generating Station in 2010. Prior to the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards, oil-burning and coal-burning power plants largely avoided restrictions on emissions of hazardous air pollution. (Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
feature April 12, 2024

Historic Environmental Protections are Up Against the Deadline

The Biden administration must get rulemakings over the finish line this spring to solidify climate and health protections ahead of political uncertainty.

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feature February 28, 2024

Right To Zero: Building a Zero-emissions Future

We’re creating a zero-emissions reality from coast to coast.

Press Release March 12, 2024

Earthjustice Statement: Assembly One-House Budget SFY2025 Omits NY HEAT Act

The NYS Assembly included new policy that codifies a 6% cap on energy bills for eligible low-income New Yorkers