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The Cheswick Generating Station operated next door to homes in Springdale, Penn., for more than 50 years until it finally closed in 2022. (Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
feature July 19, 2024

We’re Still Cleaning Up the Trump Administration’s Environmental Messes

Earthjustice successfully blocked much damage, and we’ve seen progress toward repair under the Biden administration. But we will never recover some of what was lost.

Split view of clear and hazy days in Shenandoah National Park. (National Park Service)
Press Release: Victory July 12, 2024

U.S. District Court Finalizes Haze Pollution Consent Decree to Speed Up Protections for Public Lands

Victory will bring clearer views and cleaner air to national parks

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.

Ciarra Greene, member of the Nez Perce Tribe, walks along a section of the Snake River near Asotin, Wash. (Brian Plonka for Earthjustice)
Update June 27, 2024

The Federal Government Is Finally Acknowledging How Columbia River Basin Dams Have Harmed Tribes

A new report highlights the need for concrete action to restore salmon populations and honor treaty obligations.

page July 11, 2024

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document June 26, 2024

Letter from California Manufacturing Businesses in Support of AB 2083

A letter from 23 food and beverage companies in California write in support of AB 2083 to create a roadmap for industrial electrification in California. Industrial emissions account for 23% of California’s carbon emissions, second only to the transportation sector.

document June 25, 2024

Civil Justice Letter Opposing ‘Fix Our Forests’ Act

Civil justice groups send a letter to House Natural Resources Committee to express strong opposition to the judicial review provisions in H.R. 8790, the “Fix Our Forest Act” bill.

document June 13, 2024

Notice of Appeal: Wood Pellet Manufacturing Facility

This is an appeal of the Final Determination and Order of Approval for Notice of Construction Application 23NOC1606, issued by the Olympic Region Clean Air Agency on May 14, 2024, permitting Pacific Northwest Renewable Energy to construct and operate an industrial-scale, export-focused wood pellet manufacturing facility at 411 Moon Island Road in Hoquiam, Washington.

In the News: CBS News July 9, 2024

Colorado neighbors react to Suncor air quality violation: “This is just the beginning”

Ian Coghill, Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office: “EPA’s inspection and violation notice is a big step in the right direction, but it is just a first step. There is still a long road toward holding Suncor accountable for its many violations.”

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 June 28, 2024

Formosa Plastics Must Follow New Federal Pollution Rules Designed to Keep People Healthy

Stricter rules on soot pollution could put Formosa Plastics in danger of losing its permits to operate

Press Release June 12, 2024

Groups Send Notice of Intent to Sue Over Pinto Valley Mine Excessive Groundwater Pumping

Pumping would harm endangered species, reduce flows to Roosevelt Lake

The Suncor refinery in North Denver. (Martin do Nascimento / Earthjustice)
Press Release June 5, 2024

Groups Submit Notice of Intent to Sue Suncor Over Repeated Clean Air Act Violations

Suncor has reported over 1,000 emissions exceedances or violations since 2019

document June 24, 2024

USFWS Termination Letter: GCEDC

United States Fish and Wildlife Service terminates Genesee County Economic Development Center wastewater pipeline permit on June 24, 2024.

document June 5, 2024

Suncor: Notice of Intent

Environmental justice and conservation groups submitted a 60-day notice of intent to sue Suncor Energy for repeated violations of the Clean Air Act at the company’s Commerce City, CO, refinery.

document May 10, 2024

Bad River Band Letter to U.S. Army Corps regarding Public Hearing Notice

The Band urges the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to postpone the public hearing set for June 4, 2024, until the Band and the state have evaluated the Line 5 re-route project’s impacts on their water quality.

In the News: Westword June 6, 2024

Environmental Groups File Notice to Sue Suncor Oil Refinery

Ian Coghill, Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office: “The reason that we felt compelled to go in this direction is Suncor’s chronic history of exceeding the limits in its air permit.”

A South Texas rancher looks out over his family’s land that has been contaminated by pollutants from the San Miguel Electric Plant, in the background. (Ari Phillips / EIP)
feature May 4, 2023

Toxic Coal Ash in Texas: Addressing Coal Plants’ Hazardous Legacy

Coal ash is leaching unsafe levels of toxic pollutants into groundwater at 91% of coal plants. Texas has 80 coal ash dumpsites.

The George Neal North Plant in Sergeant Bluff, Iowa. (Map data ©2023 Imagery ©2023 , CNES / Airbus, Landsat / Copernicus, Maxar Technologies, USDA/FPAC/GEO)
feature May 3, 2023

Toxic Coal Ash in Iowa: Addressing Coal Plants’ Hazardous Legacy

Coal ash is leaching unsafe levels of toxic pollutants into groundwater at 91% of coal plants. Iowa has 61 coal ash dumpsites.