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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

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

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.

document April 11, 2024

CP2 LNG Export Facility Coastal Use Permit Petition

Earthjustice petition to review Louisiana Department of Natural Resources approval of Venture Global’s coastal use permits for the proposed CP2 LNG export facility,

document April 11, 2024

CP2 LNG Gas Pipeline Coastal Use Permit Petition

Earthjustice petition to review Louisiana Department of Natural Resources approval of Venture Global’s coastal use permits for the proposed CP2 gas pipeline.

document April 11, 2024

Citizen Petition under TSCA Section 21 to Regulate PFOA, PFNA, and PFDA Manufactured During Plastic Fluorination

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

John Beard, Robert Taylor, Sharon Lavigne and Harry Joseph, left to right, speak to fellow activists from "Cancer Alley" to call on President Biden to declare a state of emergency in St. James Parrish, La., during a protest outside the White House on Oct. 25, 2022. The procession of activists carried photographs of fellow community members who died because of the toxic impact of fossil fuels. (Kevin Wolf / AP Images for Fossil Free Media)
Press Release April 17, 2024

States Ask EPA to Eviscerate Environmental Civil Rights Protections

Republican attorneys general from 23 states petitioned the agency to weaken Title VI

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 April 4, 2024

Monterey Fumigant Petition

Pajaro Valley Federation of Teachers, Safe Ag Safe Schools, Center for Farmworker Families, Monterey Bay Central Labor Council, and Californians for Pesticide Reform petition for judicial review of six permits allowing the use of highly toxic, restricted pesticides near three schools in the Pajaro Valley area of Monterey County.

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.

document March 13, 2024

Petition for Review: SEC Climate Rule

Sierra Club and the Sierra Club Foundation, represented by Earthjustice, filed a lawsuit against the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit over its final rule requiring public companies to disclose climate-related risks to their businesses and plans to manage or mitigate them.

Storm clouds pass over the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. (Architect of the Capitol)
From the Experts April 30, 2024

Congress’ ‘Energy Week 2.0’ is the Anti-Earth Week Nobody Asked For

We don’t have time for reckless bills that continue to give handouts to polluting industries at the expense of people, our environment, and our planet.

A brown pelican covered in oil sits on the Louisiana coast in June 2010. Oil from the <em>Deepwater Horizon</em> has affected wildlife throughout the Gulf of Mexico. (Charlie Riedel / AP)
Press Release April 18, 2024

Gulf and Environmental Groups React to Congressional Letter Calling on Interior Department to End Rubber Stamping of Offshore Oil Drilling Projects

Letter comes on eve of the 14th anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon spill

Pumpjacks operating at the Kern River Oil Field in Bakersfield, California in 2015.
(Jae C. Hong / AP)
Press Release: Victory March 7, 2024

California Court Rules Kern County Oil, Gas Permitting Scheme Illegal

County’s environmental review again deemed unlawful, local permitting halted

In the News: Montana Free Press March 4, 2024

Petitioners ask Montana utility board to integrate climate impacts into regulatory decisions

Jenny Harbine, Managing Attorney, Northern Rockies Office: “If the commission decides not to abide by those constitutional obligations, it certainly subjects itself to legal arguments that it acted unlawfully. We’re hoping we don’t have to cross that bridge.”

A coalition of groups concerned about the proposed fracked-gas storage facility rallied in August 2019 before a Puget Sound Clean Air Agency hearing. Signs oppose LNG in Tacoma, where the area code is 253.
(Rachel Lee for Washington Environmental Council)
Press Release: Victory January 24, 2024

Puget Sound Energy Abandons Dangerous Expansion of Tacoma LNG Terminal

Facing lawsuit, PSE withdraws permits authorizing expanded use of its risky and controversial LNG facility for marine fuel and LNG bunkering

Coho salmon returning from its years at sea to spawn, seen near the Suquamish Tribe's Grovers Creek Hatchery. 
(K. King / USFWS)
Press Release: Victory November 2, 2023

EPA Grants Tribal Nations’ Petition to Restrict 6PPD in Tires

EPA agrees with petitioners that federal regulation is needed to address environmental risks

document December 15, 2023

Petition for Review: Advocates for a Cleaner Tacoma, et al.

Petition for Review of Revision LU22-0197 to Shoreline Substantial Development Permit No. SHR2015-40000246123 by Advocates for a Cleaner Tacoma, et al.