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(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.

An illustration of how a heat pump works (Yale Climate Connections - CC BY-NC-ND 2.5 DEED)
From the Experts February 26, 2024

Washington’s Future is Bright as it Leads the Charge to Electrify Buildings

Washington demonstrates legal pathways for states and local governments seeking to transition buildings off fossil fuels to clean, safe electricity.

Valmont Power Station in Boulder, Colo., in 2011. (Josh Schutz / Getty Images)
Press Release February 22, 2024

With Broad Public Support, Legislators to Introduce Package of Bills to Address Colorado’s Ozone Crisis

Legislation will focus on permitting reform, air quality enforcement, additional measures to cut harmful pollution in Colorado

The U.S. Supreme Court. (Phil Roeder / CC BY 2.0)
Press Release February 21, 2024

Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments on Cross-State Ozone Pollution

Blocking the Good Neighbor Plan would be extraordinarily harmful

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

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?

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul speaks during a briefing in New York City. (John Lamparski / Getty Images)
Press Release January 9, 2024

Earthjustice Statement: 2024 New York State of the State 

Earthjustice Applauds Governor Hochul for Embracing Key Elements of NY HEAT Act to Address the State’s Expensive, Dirty, Gas System

View of Antelope Island on the Great Salt Lake. (Nick Pedersen / Getty Images)
Press Release January 17, 2024

State of Utah Releases Inadequate Plan to Save the Great Salt Lake

Conservation groups demand that the state stop approving and address upstream water diversions

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…

Park visitors walk along a section of Great Salt Lake that used to be underwater at Great Salt Lake State Park on August 2, 2021, near Magna, Utah. (Justin Sullivan / Getty Images)
Article January 9, 2024

We’re Suing to Save the Great Salt Lake From Going to Dust

If the lake continues to shrink, 2.5 million people could wind up breathing in toxic dust from the newly exposed lakebed.

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul speaks during a briefing in New York City. (John Lamparski / Getty Images)
Press Release January 17, 2024

Earthjustice Statement: New York Governor Hochul Releases SFY2025 State Executive Budget Proposal

Governor’s budget mixed bag on environment: Includes key elements of NY HEAT Act to fight climate change; cuts water infrastructure funding by half

Salt Fork State Park, Ohio. (J. Stephen Conn / CC BY-NC 2.0)
Press Release November 30, 2023

Advocates Sue to Halt Oil & Gas Leasing in Ohio State Parks and Public Lands

Ohio agency opens Ohio public lands for oil and gas development without proper consideration and opportunity for hearing

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.

Boat docks sit on dry cracked earth at the Great Salt Lake's Antelope Island Marina in 2021 near Syracuse, Utah. (Justin Sullivan / Getty Images)
Press Release January 9, 2024

Over 300 Members of the Medical Community Urge Utah Policymakers to Save the Great Salt Lake

Medical professionals in and outside Utah warn of looming public health crisis

Sockeye salmon in Little Redfish Lake Creek, a tributary of the Snake River. (Neil Ever Osborne / Save Our Wild Salmon)
feature December 14, 2023

Timeline: A Long Fight to Restore Snake River Salmon

Learn about the major events, court rulings, and where we are now in this long-standing fight.

Press Release May 5, 2023

NY State Legislators and Climate Advocates Celebrate Passage of First-in-the-Nation State Law Ending Fossil Fuel Use in New Buildings

The people-powered climate movement prevails against the fossil fuel industry with New York becoming the first state to end fossil fuels in new construction by law

Amtrak maintenance facility in the Union Pacific Railroad Yard, Oakland, California. (Silentfoto / Getty Images)
Press Release November 1, 2023

EPA Provides Clarity with New Rule: States Can Cut Dirty Locomotive Pollution

Environmental justice advocates win big on path for states and local governments to regulate pollution from locomotives

In the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. The Kuskokwim River provides a critical source of wild food and serves as a bedrock of identity and cultural values for Alaska Native Tribal citizens and community members living downstream from the Donlin mine site. (Dave Cannon)
Press Release October 2, 2023

Southwest Alaska Tribes File Two Separate State Appeals Challenging the Donlin Gold Mine

State of Alaska agencies failed to fully consider harmful impacts of the massive gold mine when issuing water permits and a water quality certificate