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document June 13, 2024

Petition for Declaratory Order: Skookumchuck Dam

The Quinault Indian Nation filed a petition with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife calling for removal of the aging Skookumchuck Dam.

A ‘ua‘u (Hawaiian petrel) chick in its burrow. (Andre Raine / U.S. FWS)
Press Release June 10, 2024

Groups Seek Court Order to Protect Endangered Seabirds from Resort Lights

Grand Wailea must keep lights off to avoid killing and injuring Hawaiian petrels

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 19, 2024

Inside EPA’s Roadmap on Regulating PFAS Chemicals

Toxic “forever chemicals” remain laxly regulated.

feature April 9, 2024

What You Need To Know About Chlorpyrifos

The neurotoxic pesticide harms children and the environment. There are no safe uses for chlorpyrifos.

Changemakers call for the EPA to hold utilities accountable for their coal ash pollution, on the day of an in-person public hearing held by the agency in Chicago on Jun. 28, 2023. (Jamie Kelter Davis for Earthjustice)
feature April 25, 2024

‘Do Your Job, EPA’: Stories From the Frontlines of Coal Ash

By law, before government regulations are adopted or changed, agencies must ask the public — you — to weigh in.

In Louisiana's 'Cancer Alley, a cemetery stands in stark contrast to the chemical plants that surround it.
(Photo by Julie Dermansky)
feature January 23, 2024

How Big Oil is Using Toxic Chemicals as a Lifeline – and How We Can Stop It

Petrochemicals are an environmental and public health disaster. What you need to know.

(iStockphoto)
Press Release April 11, 2024

Health and Environmental Advocates Petition EPA to Regulate PFAS in Plastic Containers

The petition asks EPA to regulate PFAS created that leach from more than 100 million fluorinated plastic containers into household products and the environment

Hawaiian petrel chick in its burrow. (Andre Raine / Kaua'i Endangered Seabird Recovery Project)
Press Release May 2, 2024

Second Lawsuit Filed to Protect Hawaiian Petrels at Maui’s Grand Wailea Resort

Two years after the parties reached a settlement agreement, lights at the luxury resort continue to harm Hawaiian petrel chicks migrating out to sea

Brayton Point Power Station in Somerset, Mass., in 2012. (Denis Tangney Jr. / Getty Images)
From the Experts: Victory April 25, 2024

EPA Finalized New Wastewater Treatment Standards for Coal-fired Power Plants

A 15-year legal fight to curb toxic wastewater to protect drinking water.

A child fills a drinking glass with water from the faucet. (Cavan Images)
Press Release April 30, 2024

La EPA Propone Prohibir Pesticida Tóxico en Alimentos por Preocupaciones sobre el Agua Potable

El acefato ha sido vinculado a bajo coeficiente intelectual, trastornos de atención y autismo

Cape Fear Riverkeeper Kemp Burdette collects water samples in the Cape Fear River near the Smithfield slaughter house in Tar Heel, N.C. (Justin Cook for Earthjustice)
Press Release March 26, 2024

Community, Environmental, and Animal Welfare Organizations Press EPA to Strengthen Water Pollution Control Standards for Slaughterhouses and Animal Rendering Facilities

Stronger standards would prevent hundreds of millions of pounds of pollution from reaching rivers and streams, helping to protect more than 22 million people

A child fills a drinking glass with water from the faucet. (Cavan Images)
Press Release April 30, 2024

EPA Proposes Banning Toxic Food Pesticide Over Drinking Water Concerns

Acephate has been linked to low IQ, attention deficit disorders, and autism 

Construction on a last-mile warehouse in Syosset, New York. Concentrations of last-mile warehouses have an outsized impact on air quality and noise pollution due to higher numbers of truck trips, 24/7 operating times, and other factors. (Bruce Bennett / Getty Images)
Press Release June 6, 2024

In Final Days of Legislative Session, New York Senate Heeds Call for Cleaner Air and Corporate Accountability by Passing the Clean Deliveries Act

With Congestion Pricing indefinitely stalled by Governor Hochul in New York City, the need for traffic reduction and pollution abatement statewide has never been greater

Yurok guides paddle tourists along the Klamath River in traditional canoes hand crafted from Redwood trees. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
Article June 3, 2024

Klamath River Dam Removal Is a Victory for Tribes

After a century of ecological collapse, steelhead and salmon in the Klamath River now have a fighting chance at a full recovery.

Press Release: Victory March 8, 2024

Permisos Para Proyectos de Petróleo y Gas del Condado de Kern Son Ilegales, Dictamina Corte de California

La revisión ambiental del condado nuevamente se considera ilegal y se suspenden permisos locales

A map of gas-fired turbines and LNG terminals in the United States. (Jane Williams / Sierra Club)
Press Release April 15, 2024

EPA Denies Industry Petition to Deregulate Air Toxics-Emitting Combustion Turbines

The EPA’s denial directly addresses environmental and health concerns regarding the impacts turbines’ emissions have on people

Sharon Lavigne of RISE St. James is an Earthjustice client and partner in a case against the “Sunshine Project” — a plant proposed by the Formosa Petrochemical Corporation. (Alejandro Dávila Fragoso / Earthjustice)
Press Release January 19, 2024

Louisiana Court Ruling Reverses Lower Court Decision and Upholds Air Permits for Formosa Plastics’ Massive Petrochemical Complex in Cancer Alley

Massive proposed petrochemical complex would exacerbate toxic pollution in predominantly Black communities

document January 3, 2022

Petition for Writ of Mandamus — East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice et al.

East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice, Ironbound Community Corporation, and Sierra Club petition the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit for a writ of mandamus requiring the United States Environmental Protection Agency and Michael S. Regan, in his official capacity as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to promulgate a rule updating its emission standards for large municipal solid waste incinerators. (December 2021)