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Una pila de cenizas de carb贸n, aproximadamente de una altura de cinco pisos, se encuentra junto a la central el茅ctrica AES-PR en la ciudad sure帽a de Guayama, Puerto Rico. (Mabette Col贸n)
feature April 16, 2024

Cenizas de Carb贸n T贸xicas en Puerto Rico: El Peligroso Legado de la Planta de Carb贸n de AES-PR

Applied Energy Services contin煤a contaminando el aire, el suelo y el agua en Puerto Rico con cenizas de carb贸n t贸xicas.

In the News: Financial Times April 11, 2024

Republican states step up legal threats to Joe Biden鈥檚 climate agenda

Sam Sankar, Senior Vice President of Programs: 鈥淭his is the most right-wing court we鈥檝e seen in almost a century, and that鈥檚 emboldening conservative legal activists to swing for the fences with legal claims that would have been laughable just a few years ago. The legal landscape has shifted, and it鈥檚 profound.鈥

Map of smog air pollution by county in 2022. (Air Quality System Data / U.S. EPA)
feature November 29, 2023

What鈥檚 the state of smog pollution where you live?

Search by county to see the level of smog pollution in the air. Smog can trigger asthma attacks and increase the risk of heart and lung diseases.

Map of soot air pollution by county in 2022. (Air Quality System Data / U.S. EPA)
feature November 29, 2023

What鈥檚 the state of soot pollution where you live?

Search by county to see the level of soot pollution in the air. Soot causes death and serious health harms.

(Cavan Images)
Press Release April 10, 2024

EPA Completa Primeros Est谩ndares de PFAS Para Proteger El Agua Potable

Las nuevas normas requerir谩n medidas para limpiar el agua potable de decenas de millones de personas alrededor del pa铆s

Lori Phillips grew up in Franklinville, New York where her family lived on a farm, growing corn and raising livestock. During the summer, the windows of her house would be open while her father sprayed a herbicide on the crops. Years later, Lori developed Parkinson鈥檚 disease. (Tina Russell for Earthjustice)
Article February 27, 2024

This Weed Killer Is Linked to Parkinson鈥檚. Why Isn鈥檛 It Banned Yet?

Paraquat damages farmworkers鈥 respiratory system, their kidneys, and their eyes. Help us urge the EPA to ban it.

Earthjustice President Abbie Dillen (center) joined Earthjustice staff and clients for a White House signing of the historic Columbia River Basin agreement.
From the Experts April 12, 2024

Charting a Path Forward to Recover Salmon in the Columbia River Basin

A ceremonial signing at the White House in February honored decades of hard work and solidified partnerships to recover salmon while pointing to significant work that lays ahead.

In the News: Public News Service March 27, 2024

Partial shutdown of crab fishing season considered to protect whales

Andrea Treece, Attorney, Oceans Program: “We leave too much gear on the water too late in the season; we wait until the risk is elevated. Too often, it’s too late to protect those whales. And so we need to really learn our lesson from the past.”

document March 27, 2024

Sign-on Letter: EPA LMWC March 2024

. It has been over thirty years since Congress told EPA to protect the public from the harms of this incinerator pollution, and environmental justice communities are still waiting for those protections. EPA has committed to advancing equitable outcomes in environmental justice communities and building meaningful engagement with these communities. The time to deliver on those commitments is now.

page March 13, 2024

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Press Release March 27, 2024

Community Groups Reach Legal Settlement with KIUC, State on West Kaua鈥榠 Hydro Project

P艒鈥榓i Wai Ola and N膩 Kia鈥榠 Kai raised concerns about the energy project’s impact on the Waimea River

Natural gas well pads, pipelines, and other associated infrastructure in the Upper Green River Basin in Wyoming. Once home to pristine, clean air and very little industrial activity, emissions from oil and gas production in this area now lead to unhealthy levels of smog. (Ecoflight)
Press Release: Victory March 25, 2024

Court Rules 2022 Wyoming Oil and Gas Lease Sale Was Illegal

Wyoming sale was one of the largest oil and gas lease sales held on public lands

A small group of bison roam the Snake Butte Pasture on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation in Montana. (<a href="http://conservationmedia.com/">ConservationMedia</a>)
Article November 1, 2023

In Montana, Wild Bison Are Back, and an Entire Ecosystem Is Healing

The return of bison ten years ago to their home on tribal lands at the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation has helped restore an ecosystem and tribal culture.

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鈥檚 environmental review again deemed unlawful, local permitting halted

In the News: San Francisco Chronicle March 25, 2024

Mountainous national monument on California-Oregon border survives major legal challenge

Kristen Boyles, Managing Attorney, Northwest Office: 鈥淚t鈥檚 been many years now of litigation, fighting to protect this remarkable place, and phew, we鈥檙e done. The monument and its expansion, it鈥檚 now the law of the land. People should go visit this summer. It鈥檚 a beautiful place.鈥

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 December 22, 2023

鈥楧o Your Job, EPA鈥: Stories From the Frontlines of Coal Ash

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

(Rob Marmion / Shutterstock)
Press Release January 31, 2024

EPA Ignores the Science Linking Widely Used Herbicide to Parkinson鈥檚 Disease

At least 58 countries have banned paraquat, a highly toxic herbicide, because of its severe health harms

In the News: Energy News Network March 12, 2024

Parsing legal definitions, power industry pushes back on EPA coal ash enforcement

Gavin Kearney, Deputy Managing Attorney, Clean Energy Program: 鈥淭he whole overarching point (of the federal rules) is that groundwater contamination is a big problem; it鈥檚 really unsafe, and we have to prevent it. You can鈥檛 let water in (to a coal ash impoundment); you can鈥檛 let water out; you can鈥檛 let water just sit inside…