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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…

Anaan’arar Sophie Swope, Director, Mother Kuskokwim Tribal Coalition, and Tribal leaders
, representatives, and citizens
meet with U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski in Washington, D.C. (Amanda Andrade-Rhoades for Earthjustice)
Press Release April 23, 2024

Mother Kuskokwim Tribal Coalition deeply disappointed in Alaska’s Congressional delegation’s support for Donlin Gold Mine

Press release by the Mother Kuskokwim Tribal Coalition: Alaska’s delegation sides with industry over Tribal requests, salmon in filing an amicus brief in support of the mine

Jessica Conard poses for a photograph as a train rolls by her home in East Palestine, Ohio. (Matt Rourke / AP)
Article February 15, 2024

A Train Full of Toxic Chemicals Derailed in Her Town. Here’s What Her Community Needs Now.

A year after the disaster in East Palestine, Ohio, advocates are still pushing for much-needed change.

Article April 24, 2009

Born Today, Adrift Tomorrow in Tuvalu

Imagine being born today in the South Pacific island nation of Tuvalu, half way between Hawaii and New Zealand. You join a community of 12,000 people with a unique culture, language and traditions for sustainable fishing and farming developed over thousands of years. Your country consists of nine small islands covering just 26 square kilometers…

(James Olstein for Earthjustice)
feature February 28, 2024

Right To Zero: Building a Zero-emissions Future

We’re creating a zero-emissions reality from coast to coast.

View of Antelope Island on the Great Salt Lake. (Nick Pedersen / Getty Images)
Press Release May 6, 2024

Three-Dozen Law Professors File Amicus Brief in Support of Great Salt Lake Lawsuit

Professors argue public trust doctrine requires the state to intervene on excessive water use

In the News: Financial Times April 11, 2024

Republican states step up legal threats to Joe Biden’s climate agenda

Sam Sankar, Senior Vice President of Programs: “This is the most right-wing court we’ve seen in almost a century, and that’s 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’s profound.”

Hundreds of thousands of Australians joined the global climate strike in September 2019, calling for urgent climate action from one of the world's top exporters of fossil fuels.
(John Englart / Flickr)
From the Experts January 21, 2021

Rising Temperatures in the Land Down Under are a Human Rights Issue

A coalition of international and Australian environmental and human rights lawyers are calling for the United Nations Human Rights Council to review Australia’s human rights record in light of the government's inaction on climate change.

feature October 7, 2022

La Energía Solar En Techos y Su Almacenamiento Distribuido De Baterías Garantizará Electricidad Confiable y Asequible Para Los Puertorriqueños

Es tanta la luz solar que recibe Puerto Rico en el transcurso de un año que puede generar más energía de la suficiente para satisfacer su demanda.

Volunteers with the group Comunidad Guayamesa Unidos por tu Salud install a solar power system in the home of community member in the Puente de Jobos neighborhood of Guayama, P.R., on Mar. 20, 2021. (Erika P. Rodríguez for Earthjustice)
feature October 7, 2022

Distributed rooftop solar and battery storage will ensure reliable and affordable electricity for all Puerto Ricans

Puerto Rico receives an abundance of sunlight year-round that can generate more than enough energy to meet demand.

Article February 24, 2010

Tuvalu 'Celebrates' As Ocean Inundates It

Global warming is real, natives say, as tide rises

(Courtesy of The Office of Senator Gianaris)
Press Release November 29, 2023

ElectrifyNY Coalition, Lawmakers, and Environmental Justice Advocates Launch Campaign in Support of the Clean Deliveries Act

The pivotal bill provides advancements in public health and clean air, prevents corporations from clustering mega-warehouses in low-income communities of color, and advances New York’s climate mandates

page March 13, 2024

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Article October 25, 2013

Costa Rica Acts on Human Rights Link to Climate Change

Country is striving to become carbon neutral as sea levels rise.

Press Release January 20, 2021

UN Human Rights Council Members Urge Australia to Adopt Stronger Climate Measures Now to Protect Human Rights

More than 120 countries made recommendations to Australia to strengthen its protection of human rights

Article August 13, 2012

Q&A: Frank James, M.D., Whatcom Docs

(Editor’s Note: This is the fifth blog post in an ongoing series about proposed coal export terminals in the Pacific Northwest.) Dr. Frank James is a member of Whatcom Docs, a group of medical doctors in Whatcom County, Wash., who are concerned about the health impacts of a proposed coal shipping terminal in Bellingham, Wash.…

Press Release March 27, 2024

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

Pō‘ai Wai Ola and Nā Kia‘i 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