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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.

Map of power plant sites across the United States that have regulated and / or legacy coal ash units. (Caroline Weinberg / Earthjustice)
feature April 25, 2024

Where are Coal Ash Dump Sites?

Use this map to understand where coal ash might be stored near you.

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.

Wetlands and streams most in danger after the U.S. Supreme Court’s "Sackett v. EPA" ruling.
feature May 14, 2024

Wetlands and Streams Most in Danger After the U.S. Supreme Court’s Sackett v. EPA Ruling

The United States has at least 290 million acres of wetlands, and at least 200 million miles of life-giving streams.

A worker in a steel mill checking the flow of molten steel before the casting process in Southern California.  (Robert Lachman / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
From the Experts April 11, 2024

From Ice Cream to Glass to Steel, California Needs to Think Big on Industrial Electrification

It’s time for the largest manufacturing hub in the country to develop a blueprint for zero emissions. Legislation like AB 2083 can get us there.

feature August 4, 2021

Maps: Organophosphate Pesticides in the U.S.

Visualizing the widespread extent of agricultural pesticide usage for 14 of the most harmful organophosphate pesticides.

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.

Map of soot air pollution by county in 2022. (Air Quality System Data / U.S. EPA)
feature February 7, 2024

Mapping Soot and Smog Pollution in the United States

How is the air where you live?

A child fills a drinking glass with water from the faucet. (Cavan Images)
Press Release April 30, 2024

EPA Proposes Banning Toxic Food Pesticide Over Drinking Water Concerns

Acephate has been linked to low IQ, attention deficit disorders, and autism 

feature April 2, 2024

This Treasured Alaska Rainforest Shields Us From Climate Change

The National Roadless Rule, now reinstated on the Tongass National Forest, safeguards vast tracts of old-growth forest that serve as important carbon sinks.

feature April 9, 2024

What You Need To Know About Chlorpyrifos

The neurotoxic pesticide harms children and the environment. There are no safe uses for chlorpyrifos.

document January 30, 2024

Map: Sàanyàa Ḵwáan Traditional Territory in Unuk River Watershed (Jòonax̱)

Prepared for Southeast Alaska Indigenous Transboundary Commission (SEITC) as part of a petition submitted to Canadian environmental regulators affirming their historic presence along the Unuk River, which is threatened by rapidly expanding transboundary mining.

Firefighters walk through foam used to extinguish a four alarm fire in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston in 2018. Firefighting foam is one source of PFAS contamination in the environment. (David L. Ryan / The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Press Release April 19, 2024

New EPA PFAS Designations Will Spur Contamination Cleanups

The EPA has designated PFOA and PFOS as hazardous substances under CERCLA, which requires polluters to fund cleanup of contaminated sites

More than half of all apples in the U.S. were sprayed with chlorpyrifos, a pesticide considered too toxic for residential use. (Lance Cheung / USDA)
Press Release December 19, 2023

Chlorpyrifos, Previously Banned Neurotoxic Pesticide, Again Allowed on Our Food, Despite Known Harms

Gharda and industrial agriculture will be allowed to sell and use chlorpyrifos for the 2024 growing season

In the News: Public News Service April 8, 2024

Tribal interests remain at heart of opposition to Great Lakes oil pipeline

Stefanie Tsosie, Attorney, Tribal Partnerships Program: “The Bad River Band is already at a risk of an oil spill because the pipeline is going directly through their reservation. And the re-route, if you look at the map, it’s basically hugging the reservation boundaries.”

Deadly fine particulate matter pollution, also known as soot, comes from tailpipes, smokestacks and industrial power plants. Breathing soot can cause premature death, heart disease, and lung damage. (Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
Press Release March 28, 2024

Communities Fight Back Against Industry Attacks on New Air Quality Standards

EPA’s updated soot standards under threat from legal challenges, potentially undermining air quality improvements for years to come

 Sheila Tahir, the bike ride manager with the Louisiana Bucket Brigade, demonstrates how the organization collects air samples for testing during a bicycle tour in Norco, Louisiana on March 16, 2022. (Brad Zweerink / Earthjustice)
Article March 29, 2024

How Gulf of Mexico Residents Are Pushing Back on the Oil and Gas Industry

Locals aren’t letting dirty industry expand in the Gulf without a fight.

feature November 3, 2022

Mapping the Coal Ash Contamination

746 coal ash units in 43 states and Puerto Rico have reported information in compliance with federal coal ash safeguards since 2015. Here’s what the data said.