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A bowhead whale and calf surface in the Arctic Ocean.
(Amelia Brower / NOAA)
feature October 20, 2021

Northern Fights

By land and by sea, America’s Arctic is under attack. Earthjustice is fighting on multiple fronts to protect this irreplaceable region and keep the Arctic’s fossil fuels in the ground.

Children play at Arvin's Garden in the Sun playground in Kern County, Calif., on Jan. 3, 2021. There are several oil wells in and around the park.
(Tara Pixley for Earthjustice)
feature June 11, 2021

In the Shadow of Big Oil: Neighborhood Drilling in California

California will finally stop allowing oil wells near people’s backyards.

A sign hangs by the Inglewood Oil Field in Los Angeles, warning of hazardous fumes.
(Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
Press Release May 13, 2014

64 Environmental and Community Groups File Petition Demanding Federal Limits on Toxic Oil & Gas Well Air Pollution

Concerned about health impacts of drilling rush, groups push EPA to act swiftly

Press Release: Victory November 30, 2006

Court Orders Roadless Rule Implemented Against Oil and Gas Drilling

Road building prohibited on 327 oil and gas leases issued by Bush administration in National Forest roadless areas

Press Release: Victory February 9, 2011

Oil and Gas Industry Drops Lawsuit Against Colorado Rules

Rules balance environmental protection with industry development

feature July 14, 2020

Report: The Myth of “Renewable Natural Gas” for Building Decarbonization

A new report highlights the gas industry’s deceptive efforts to keep our homes and buildings tethered to gas combustion.

Press Release July 2, 2008

Groups Target EPA For Not Safeguarding Rocky Mountain West

Outdated standards, air pollution from drilling endanger communities, climate

Oil drilling operations in Kern County, Calif. (Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
Press Release April 19, 2021

Diverse Coalition of 21 Moves to Defend Biden Administration’s Oil, Gas Leasing Pause

Motion backs the Biden administration’s legality in pausing federal onshore, offshore leasing

This Dec. 22, 2018, photo shows a pump jack over an oil well along Interstate 25 near Dacono, Colo.
(David Zalubowski / AP)
From the Experts May 18, 2022

The Fossil Fuel Industry is Fighting Colorado’s Important New Rules for Oil and Gas

We call on Colorado to continue its leadership in prioritizing people, wildlife, and the environment over fossil fuels.

Press Release July 26, 2006

Oil and Gas Leases in Colorado Wild Lands Challenged by Landowners, Businesses, Civic Leaders, and Conservationists

20,000 acres of roadless forest lands, proposed BLM wilderness, up for auction

Press Release July 28, 2011

EPA to Curb Air Pollution from Oil and Gas Drilling Nationwide

New Federal Safeguards Clear the Air, Protect Public Health, and Actually Make Industry Money

From the Experts July 26, 2019

SoCalGas’ Reckless Strategy to Keep California Tied to Combustion

Through a network of front-groups, lobbyists, and PR firms, SoCalGas is funding and coordinating a misinformation campaign to greenwash gas and stoke local opposition to building electrification.

Press Release March 12, 2013

Oil and Gas Leases Denied on Scenic Public Lands in Wyoming and Utah

Federal appeals court rejects energy industry’s attempt to force Interior Department to issue 110 oil and gas leases

Pumpjacks operating at the Kern River Oil Field in Bakersfield, California in 2015.
(Jae C. Hong / AP)
From the Experts March 9, 2022

The Oil Industry’s Dishonest Effort to Wring Profits from Pain

While Ukrainians fight for their lives, the oil industry has pounced on an opportunity to profit economically and politically.

Press Release January 15, 2009

Groups Sue EPA For Not Protecting Citizens From Oil, Gas Drilling

Air pollutants endanger communities, fuel global warming

An oil refinery looms over the west side of Port Arthur, TX.
(Eric Kayne for Earthjustice)
feature April 27, 2018

A Disaster In The Making

A new report documents how people have been left in harm’s way, as the Trump administration attempts to block the Chemical Disaster Rule.

Navajo Community leader Daniel Tso has watched as oil and gas operations have encroached more and more on his community’s tribal lands. “The leases have been signed, the approval has been given, but the one thing — how do we mitigate the adverse impacts, the health and safety of the people?” asks Tso.
(Steven St. John for Earthjustice)
feature November 11, 2022

Methane: A Dangerous Problem, An Easy Solution

Our bodies should not be the dumping ground for dirty industries. The technology to dramatically reduce harmful methane pollution is available today, and major polluters should be required to use it.

Hazy air covers an active drilling field in California. (Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
Press Release July 20, 2023

Environmental Groups React to New BLM Rules for Oil and Gas Leasing on Federal Lands

Bureau of Land Management revisits oil and gas leasing system for first time in decades