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In the News: Orlando Sentinel February 9, 2024

Florida could remove majority of climate change references from state law

Bradley Marshall, Attorney, Florida Office: “It does send a statement that even though we are seeing the impacts of climate change increasing every year in the state — more people being impacted by stronger hurricanes, we’re seeing sea level rise, we’re seeing hotter summers — that we don’t think that is something we should be…

Electrical lines in Washington state with Mount Rainier in the background. (Mint Images / Getty Images)
From the Experts May 16, 2024

Greening the Gas System

How utility commission “ratemaking” cases have advanced clean buildings and climate justice in Washington state.

Located in Alaska's panhandle, the Tongass is the country's largest national forest — and home to nearly one-third of all old-growth temperate rainforest remaining in the entire world. (Lee Prince / Shutterstock)
Press Release April 8, 2024

Matsui, Huffman, Sarbanes and 45 Members of the House Support U.S. Forest Service Old-Growth Initiative

Climate Forests Campaign responds with statement

Mālama Mākua board member Vince Dodge and ‘Ānela Maunakea-Fernandez share a moment before the ceremony of the closing of the Makahiki in Mākua in March, 2024. At left is Kainoa Ailā. (Elyse Butler for Earthjustice)
Article May 31, 2024

A Landmark Victory for Peace in Hawai’i’s Sacred Makua Valley

The U.S. Army is formally ending live-fire training in Mākua Valley – a critical step towards restoring peace to a spiritual refuge ravaged by a century of militarization.

(Yipeng Ge / Getty Images)
feature May 14, 2024

Breaking Down Toxic PFAS

What PFAS are, why they’re harmful, and what we can do to protect ourselves from them

page January 8, 2024

Law Clerk Program

Earthjustice welcomes summer law clerks who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Only students who are currently enrolled in law school are eligible to apply.

The Cheswick coal-fired power plant in Pennsylvania, reflected in a window of a home in Springdale, is among the hundreds of power plants likely covered by the Mercury & Air Toxics Standards.
(Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
feature April 25, 2024

The Mercury & Air Toxics Standards

When companies burn coal in the U.S., significant amounts of mercury spew into our air. Now, that mercury is controlled, thanks to a federal rule that Earthjustice and our clients fought for, defended, and successfully expanded.

page July 24, 2023

The Hiring Process

Get hired: A guide to Earthjustice’s job application process and tips for success.

A Bureau of Land Management-maintained forest in Oregon. (Bureau of Land Management)
Press Release December 19, 2023

Climate Forests Campaign: Biden Administration Moves to Protect Old-Growth Forests

Environmental groups welcome needed action on old-growth, urge future action on mature forests

An industrial shellfish dredge boat with a trailing plume of churned-up sediment in Oyster Bay Harbor, which includes portions of the Congressman Lester Wolff Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge.  (Eric Gulbransen / North Oyster Bay Baymen’s Association)
Press Release: Victory April 30, 2024

In Response to Lawsuit, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Agrees to Reevaluate Industrial Shellfish Dredging in Long Island Wildlife Refuge

Service will begin process to ensure that industrial dredging does not conflict with wildlife protection, according to settlement agreement with traditional shellfish harvesters and conservationists

The Kennecott's Bingham Canyon Copper Mine in Herriman, Utah. (Rick Bowmer / AP)
Press Release December 11, 2023

Ahead of Senate Mining Hearing, Groups Urge Senators to Prioritize Mining Reform and Reject Industry Handouts

As the clean energy transition drives mineral demand, the groups wrote that the Clean Energy Minerals Reform Act would update the 1872 Mining Law to address modern challenges.

A wild wolverine kit playing on the snow outside of a rendezvous site in the Northern Rockies (Steven Gnam)
Press Release: Victory November 29, 2023

Wolverine Receives Much-Needed Endangered Species Act Protections

Fish and Wildlife Service to list species as threatened following decades of litigation

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

The Gulf of Mexico whale is a member of the baleen whale family Balaenopteridae. With likely fewer than 100 individuals remaining, Rice's whales are one of the most endangered whales in the world. (NOAA)
Press Release October 25, 2023

House Republican Legislation Would Gut Protections for Critically Endangered Gulf of Mexico Rice’s Whales

H.R. 6008 would leave in place a Trump-era biological opinion that fails to sufficiently protect Rice’s whales, leaving them highly vulnerable to oil spills and vessel strikes

Press Release September 22, 2023

Environmental Groups Appeal Western District of Louisiana Order to Remove Protections for Endangered Whale from Gulf Lease Sale

Emergency order seeks to reinstate protections before upcoming, massive offshore oil and gas sale

Earthjustice’s Right to Zero campaign and allies held an event in support of the Green Transit, Green Jobs bill at the New York State Capitol on Tuesday, January 30, 2024 . This critical bill will facilitate the transition to electric buses and promote good manufacturing jobs in New York State. (Patrick Dodson for Earthjustice)
Press Release January 30, 2024

Green Transit, Green Jobs, Proposed Bill Brings Clean Transportation and Good Green Manufacturing Jobs to New York

The win-win legislation jump-starts cleaner air with emissions-free buses and provides green sector jobs; Lawmakers, union leaders, and advocates urge Governor Hochul to Include in 2025 NY Final Budget

Press Release July 31, 2023

Lawsuit Targets Harmful Lead Ammunition in National Wildlife Refuge System

Research shows lead ammunition harmful to both wildlife and human health

A controlled burn of oil from the BP oil spill sends towers of fire hundreds of feet into the air over the Gulf of Mexico on June 9, 2010. More than 200 million gallons of oil polluted the Gulf of Mexico during the 201 BP Deepwater Horizon disaster. (PO1 James Masson / U.S. Coast Guard)
Press Release July 12, 2023

Gulf and Environmental Groups Call on Interior Department to End Routine Fast-Tracking of Offshore Oil Drilling Projects

Petition outlines how decades-old use of “categorical exclusion” allows companies to skip over risk assessments in oil and gas “sacrifice zone”