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A wolverine caught on a camera trap while working with researchers on a rare carnivore survey in Western Montana. Made under a special use permit with the Flathead and Lolo National Forests.
Article: Victory November 29, 2023

Wolverines Gain Legal Protections to Ward off Extinction

The announcement comes after decades of litigation and public calls to save wolverines from development and climate change.

Caribou in the Western Arctic, the region where the Willow Project is being planned. (Kiliii Yuyan for Earthjustice)
Article November 22, 2023

Disrupting the Willow Project and Big Oil’s Even Bigger Dreams

Earthjustice filed an appeal and a motion to prevent construction on the Alaska mega-project. Here’s what comes next.

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

What’s 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’s 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.

Document October 30, 2023

Letter From States in Support of 6PPD Petition

The States of Washington, Oregon, Vermont, Rhode Island, and Connecticut sent a letter to the EPA voicing strong support for a recent petition from Tribes to the EPA on 6PPD, noting that “6PPD, along with its highly toxic product 6PPD-q, poses an unreasonable threat to the States’ waters and fish resources, and to the continued existence of Northwest salmon and steelhead runs.”

Document October 27, 2023

Letter to Gov. Hochul on A.6414/S.6089

The Green Transit, Green Jobs bill (A.6414/S.6089) would require transit agencies to phase in zero emissions buses beginning in 2029 as their buses age out, and fully electric by 2035, while creating community sustaining jobs through the contracting process. Transit buses are among the vehicle classes most primed for electrification now and have a proven track record in a variety of climates and terrains with the potential for good job creation.

Document November 1, 2023

Joint Letter: ConEd’s AGA Membership

As organizations working toward a clean energy future in New York, often in partnership with Con Edison, we are writing to urge you to reconsider your membership with the American Gas Association (AGA), a trade association that has become a significant barrier to climate action, especially as it relates to cutting emissions from the building sector.

Document October 25, 2023

Rep. Lee: Army Corps, Letter of Concern, Port of Oakland

Letter to Army Corps from Congresswoman Lee: Inquiries on Oakland Harbor Turning Basins Widening Navigation Study; Revised Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment

Document October 30, 2023

Joint Letter to NY Gov. Hochul: Green Transit Green Jobs

After a summer of alarming climate-fueled disasters, which have impacted every New Yorker and have devastated many, the 50+ undersigned organizations write to urge New York Governor Hochul for the inclusion of the provisions of the Green Transit, Green Jobs bill (A.6414/S.6089) in the forthcoming SFY2024-25 Executive Budget.

Press Release: Victory October 24, 2023

Governor Green Reinstates Legal Protections After Community Groups Challenge Emergency Proclamation on Housing

Governor Green issued a revised Emergency Proclamation that eliminated attempts to suspend state laws requiring public hearings, assessment of environmental impacts, and protections for Native Hawaiian burials and also restored county council oversight over most affordable housing projects.

feature November 2, 2023

What You Need To Know About Chlorpyrifos

The neurotoxic pesticide harms children and the environment.

Document October 25, 2023

Rep. Lee: Director Wan, Letter of Concern, Port of Oakland

RE: Inquiries on Oakland Harbor Turning Basins Widening Project from Congresswoman Barbara Lee

A New York City MTA electric bus at a charging station on the West Side Highway at 42 Street. (Marc A. Hermann / MTA)
Press Release October 31, 2023

50+ Organizations Urge Governor Kathy Hochul to Include Green Transit, Green Jobs in Her Forthcoming Executive Budget

50+ climate and public health organizations signed a letter to the Governor in support of a bill that would slash harmful greenhouse gas emissions and create family-sustaining jobs in the manufacturing sector

Document October 24, 2023

Joint Letter: NYC DOB re: LL97

New York City’s Local Law 97, enacted in 2019 as part of the Climate Mobilization Act, is groundbreaking local legislation that requires large buildings across the city to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions starting in 2024. DOB must revise the Proposed Article 320 Rules to hold building owners accountable for complying with Local Law 97 emissions limits.

Press Release October 16, 2023

Legal Complaint: Signal Peak Coal Mine Causing Cave-Ins, Safety Hazards

Signal Peak failing to comply with permit requirements to reclaim lands affected by subsidence

Document October 16, 2023

Title VI Letter to DOJ and EPA (Oct 2023)

Earthjustice, along with a diverse coalition of community and advocacy groups, write to express deep dismay over the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) abrupt termination of three complaints filed under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI) by Louisiana residents, as well as EPA’s subsequent wholly inadequate settlement of a Title VI complaint filed by residents of Flint, Michigan.

United States Supreme Court (front row L-R) Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts, Associate Justice Samuel Alito, and Associate Justice Elena Kagan, (back row L-R) Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett, Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch, Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh and Associate Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson pose for their official portrait at the East Conference Room of the Supreme Court building on October 7, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong / Getty Images)
From the Experts September 26, 2023

Here’s What to Expect From the Supreme Court This Term

Recent environmental rulings from the Supreme Court’s conservative supermajority have revealed a dangerous agenda, but we still have strong legal tools to protect people and the planet.

Document September 29, 2023

Letter to Colorado DOT on Proposed I-270 Project

Letter to the Colorado Department of Transportation requesting new public engagement process for proposed I-270 project