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A father cooks with his family on an induction stove. The building electrification movement has been gaining steam as a major climate and clean air solution (Halfpoint Images / Getty Images)
From the Experts May 9, 2024

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly from Maryland’s Legislative Session: Are Maryland’s Climate Mandates at Risk?

While Maryland passed several vital climate bills this session, the state budget includes last-minute rollbacks of crucial policies needed to meet the state’s climate goals.

document May 2, 2024

Complaint: Hawaiian Petrel – Grand Wailea Resort

A coalition of conservation groups filed a second lawsuit to protect Hawaiian petrels (ʻuaʻu) from dangerous lights used by the Grand Wailea Resort on Maui. Hawaiian petrels are protected as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act. Today’s lawsuit was filed by Earthjustice on behalf of Conservation Council for Hawaiʻi and the Center for Biological Diversity.

Press Release April 1, 2024

Advocates File Complaint to Challenge Southwest Power Pool’s Discriminatory Renewable Energy Accreditation

SPP failed for a second time to accurately accredit its generating resources, continues to discriminate against cleaner resources

Split view of clear and hazy days in Shenandoah National Park. (National Park Service)
Press Release March 29, 2024

Proposed Haze Pollution Consent Decree Sets Schedule to Improve Visibility in National Parks and Wilderness Areas

Deadlines set for EPA to take action on 33 states’ plans to reduce haze pollution

The downtown Los Angeles skyline bathed in smog. (Daniel Stein / Getty Images)
From the Experts May 7, 2024

Southern California Can Boil Water Without Boiling the Planet

Efficient, modern, and clean. Heat pumps are heading for the industrial and commercial sectors in the nation’s manufacturing hub.

The Hillcrest neighborhood, near “Refinery Row” in Corpus Christi, TX. (Eddie Seal for Earthjustice)
Press Release February 12, 2024

Corpus Christi Civil Rights and Fair Housing Complaint Referred to U.S. Department of Justice

An important step towards justice for a historically Black neighborhood

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…

document September 18, 2023

Earthjustice Clients’ Complaint for EPA Missing TSCA Review Deadlines

This complaint details the clients reasons for suing EPA for missing its risk review of 22 toxic chemicals.

In the News: KRIS TV February 14, 2024

Corpus Christi Desalination: DOJ to review civil rights complaint

Erin Gaines, Attorney, Fossil Fuels Program: “The inner harbor desalination plant, which would be located in the Hillcrest, is just the latest example of this long-standing pattern of discrimination.”

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Corpus Christi Civil Rights and Fair Housing Complaint: Referral to U.S. Department of Justice

Letter to city officials on a complaint under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act and the Fair Housing Act against the City of Corpus Christi, Texas for the proposed development of a desalination plant in a historically Black neighborhood being referred to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).

Press Release October 16, 2023

Legal Complaint: Signal Peak Coal Mine Causing Cave-Ins, Safety Hazards

Signal Peak failing to comply with permit requirements to reclaim lands affected by subsidence

An offshore oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico.
(Brian McDonald / Shutterstock)
Press Release April 15, 2024

Earthjustice Responds to Rulemaking Expanding Companies’ Financial Requirements for Offshore Oil-and-Gas Projects

Fossil fuel industry will be made more responsible for costs of decommissioning offshore drilling projects

document January 5, 2024

Complaint: Owasco Lake Watershed

Petitioners-Plaintiffs City of Auburn, Town of Owasco, and Owasco Watershed Lake Association, Inc., for their verified petition for judgment pursuant to Article 78 of the New York Civil Practice Law and Rules and their complaint seeking a declaratory judgment pursuant to section 3001 of the CPLR, by their attorneys, Earthjustice.

Press Release August 25, 2023

After Almost a Decade of Missed Deadlines, EPA Ordered to Finalize Ethylene Oxide Regulations

Vulnerable communities were exposed to this aggressive carcinogen for years waiting for agency action. EPA must now right this wrong.

Press Release December 20, 2023

EPA Agrees to Regulate Chemical Manufacturers’ Toxic Air Pollution

Chemical manufacturers expose millions of people to harmful air pollution, like cancer-causing ethylene oxide

document September 18, 2023

Earthjustice Deadline Lawsuit for EPA Missing Polyether Polyol Air Toxics Deadlines

This lawsuit explains clients reasons for suing the Environmental Protection Agency for missing its statutory deadline to review its polyether polyols air toxic rule.

Swimmers and surfers ride the waves at Kekaha Beach in West Kauaʻi.
(Clement Faydi / CC BY 2.0)
Press Release: Victory January 31, 2024

West Kauaʻi to Address Water Pollution at Kīkīaola Small Boat Harbor in Settlement with Community Groups

The groups reached a settlement with the County of Kauaʻi and Department of Health after filing a lawsuit in 2022 to enforce the Clean Water Act, capping a series of suits to protect West Kaua‘i coastal waters

Press Release September 18, 2023

Health and Environmental Justice Advocates Sue EPA to Force Action on Overdue Toxic Chemical Reviews

EPA missed its deadlines to evaluate twenty-two toxic chemicals under the Toxic Substances Control Act