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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.

The newly restored flows to `Īao Stream (traditionally known as Wailuku River) in October 2014. (Kapua Sproat / Earthjustice)
Press Release: Victory June 24, 2024

Hawai‘i’s High Court Issues Another Historic Ruling in Maui “Four Waters” Case

State Water Commission failed to restore stream flows after closure of last sugar plantation

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.

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

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 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.

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.”

Members of the Nez Perce Tribe host a stop on the “Red Road to D.C.” tour at the Snake River in Idaho on Jul. 15, 2021. Members of the Lummi Nation transported a 25-foot totem pole from Washington State to Washington, D.C., stopping at multiple sacred places under threat from resource extraction and industrial development. (Wingspan Media & Te Maia Wiki)
Press Release June 18, 2024

Federal Report Underscores Need to Protect Columbia Basin Salmon for Tribal Justice

Tribal Circumstances Analysis acknowledges historic, ongoing and cumulative injustice to Tribes from the Columbia Basin dams and need for immediate action

document June 5, 2024

Earthjustice and CEMDA Letter to DOE on LNG Export Analysis

Earthjustice and the Centro Mexicano de Derecho Ambiental (CEMDA) urged the U.S. Department of Energy to include an examination of the distinct harms associated with exporting U.S. methane gas through Mexico in its forthcoming updating of its environmental analysis on the export of liquefied natural gas (LNG).

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.

feature April 25, 2024

Coal Ash in the United States: Addressing Coal Plants’ Hazardous Legacy

Earthjustice analyzed industry data to explain, state by state, how and where coal ash is disposed and which dump sites are not yet monitored or regulated.

The aftermath of the devastating coal ash spill at the TVA Kingston Fossil Plant near Kingston, Tenn., in 2008. More than 1 billion gallons of toxic coal ash sludge burst from a dam, sweeping away homes and contaminating two rivers. (Dot Griffith/ Appalachian Voice via United Mountain Defense)
feature April 25, 2024

Coal Ash Contaminates Our Lives

Coal ash is what is left behind when power plants burn coal for energy, It is a toxic mix of carcinogens, neurotoxins, and other hazardous pollutants.

document May 22, 2024

NYC Last Mile Letter: Special Permit Processes

Empowers NYC Dept. of City Planning to enact an indirect source rule to regulate emissions associated with warehouse operations and would be coordinated with any necessary environmental review. The Dept. of City Planning will propose and advance a zoning change application that would regulate last-mile facilities via CPC special permit processes, begin stakeholder engagement in 2024, and issue a 30-day scoping notice by end of March 2025.

document May 22, 2024

Coalition Letter Opposing House Farm Bill

Organizations express opposition to the 2024 Farm Bill. Objections center around changes to the National Environmental Policy Act and the Endangered Species Act contained within Title VIII: Forestry.

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.

document May 17, 2024

Farm Bill Opposition Letter

Earthjustice writes in strong opposition to the proposed Farm Bill. This partisan bill undermines the Inflation Reduction Act’s (IRA) essential investments in climate-smart agriculture programs, removing a critical tool for farmers to address climate change, improve profitability, and advance their resilience in the face of increasingly frequent extreme weather events.

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.