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Document November 30, 2023

Mākua Military Reservation Joint Statement Nov 30 2023

Mālama Mākua and Defendants Sec. of Defense and Sec of the U.S. Army, re defendants’ recent decision that they no longer need to conduct live-fire training at Mākua Military Reservation (MMR), now or in the future, and, therefore, no new unexploded ordnance (UXO) will be added to MMR.

Members of Mālama Mākua photographed after the ceremony of the opening of the Makahiki in Mākua in 2016. (Courtesy of Mālama Mākua)
Press Release: Victory December 1, 2023

Hawai‘i’s Mākua Valley Forever Protected from Explosive Military Training

After 25 years of community advocacy, the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of the Army declare Mākua safe from future use of mortars, artillery, and other live-fire training

The Rockaway Youth Task Force community garden in Queens, NYC. (Jeenah Moon for Earthjustice)
Press Release November 22, 2023

Earthjustice Statement: NY Governor Hochul Vetoes Community Gardens Protection Bill

New York’s community gardens continue to lack legal protections, despite the benefits they provide to communities

The U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. (Matt Roth for Earthjustice)
Press Release November 14, 2023

Earthjustice Statement on Supreme Court Ethics Code Announcement

“If the Supreme Court won’t hold itself accountable, Congress must pass a meaningful, enforceable code that would restore accountability and transparency to the Court.”

U.S. President Joe Biden, center, signs The Inflation Reduction Act with Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) (L) and House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) in the State Dining Room of the White House August 16, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Drew Angerer / Getty Images)
Press Release November 14, 2023

Earthjustice Statement on the National Climate Assessment

The U.S. must urgently move away from fossil fuels to build a just clean energy future

(Architect of the Capitol)
Press Release November 3, 2023

Earthjustice Statement on House Passage of Interior-Environment Appropriations Bill

The bill doubles down on policies that reject science, undermine environmental protections, and prioritize the profits of polluting industries over our health

Press Release October 13, 2023

Earthjustice Statement on DOE’s Regional Hydrogen Hub Announcement

U.S. climate progress depends on getting it right on hydrogen

The sun rises over a hazy New York City skyline as seen from Jersey City, New Jersey, Wednesday, June 7, 2023. Intense Canadian wildfires are blanketing the northeastern U.S. in a dystopian haze, turning the air acrid, the sky yellowish gray and prompting warnings for vulnerable populations to stay inside. (Seth Wenig / AP)
Press Release October 12, 2023

Earthjustice Statement: Fossil Fuel Industry-led Lawsuit Aims to Dismantle New York’s Nation-leading All-Electric New Buildings Law

Last-ditch efforts by fossil fuel industry attempts to challenge New York’s climate-forward All-Electric New Buildings Law

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 September 11, 2023

Earthjustice Statement: New Report Dubs Six New York Cities as “Asthma Capitals;” Solution for NY Governor Hochul lies in “Green Transit, Green Jobs” Legislation

Advocates and unions urge Governor Hochul to include the Green Transit, Green Jobs bill in State Budget; Legislation requires all state transit authorities to purchase only zero-emission buses starting in 2029 and would establish protections for existing workers during transition

Press Release September 19, 2023

Earthjustice statement on California’s lawsuit to recover the costs of climate change from the worst fossil fuel industry polluters

On September 15, the state of California filed a major lawsuit aimed at holding the fossil fuel industry accountable for lying about climate change.

Solar panels being installed on the roof of a home in Frankfort, Ky., Monday, July 17, 2023. (Michael Conroy / AP)
Press Release August 16, 2023

Earthjustice Statement on the One Year Anniversary of Landmark Climate Legislation

The landmark climate legislation contains over $391 billion in investments to spur clean energy production, reduce pollution, and create new green jobs

The proposed site of the Bridge Industrial mega-warehouse complex in South Tacoma, Washington. (350 Tacoma)
Press Release October 6, 2023

City of Tacoma Hearing Examiner Sides with the City of Tacoma in Upholding Permitting for South Tacoma Warehouse Complex

Contrary to Washington State’s Environmental Policy Act, the Hearing Examiner ruled the massive warehouse complex does not require an Environmental Impact Statement

(Brad Zweerink / Earthjustice)
Press Release July 13, 2023

Earthjustice Statement: Biden Administration Activates Inflation Reduction Act Funds to Address Agriculture Sector’s Vast Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The new investment demonstrates the Biden administration’s commitment to address the underreported greenhouse gas emissions from industrial agriculture and will provide invaluable insight into best practices that reduce emissions and sequester carbon in the soil, allowing the USDA to advance climate-smart farming and forestry

Storm clouds pass over the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. (Architect of the Capitol)
Press Release July 13, 2023

Earthjustice Statement on Interior Appropriations Bill

In light of extreme heat waves, deadly wildfires, other climate-fueled disasters, and pollution crises, now is not the time to make extreme cuts to the federal budget

The U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. (Matt Roth for Earthjustice)
Press Release June 30, 2023

Earthjustice Statement on U.S. Supreme Court’s Student Loan Debt Ruling

The program aimed to provide student loan forgiveness to address the financial harms caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The U.S. Supreme Court. (Phil Roeder / CC BY 2.0)
Press Release June 29, 2023

Earthjustice Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Affirmative Action Decision

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in two cases that restricts schools’ ability to affirmatively address the systemic racial inequalities that exist in access to higher education

Press Release June 21, 2023

Earthjustice Statement: EPA Final Renewable Fuel Standard Rule

Given those consequences of mandating conventional biofuel volumes over that amount the market itself would demand, this rule is an unfortunate example of politics setting environmental policy, not science or law, and a poor use of 60 million acres of American farmland

Press Release June 6, 2023

Earthjustice Statement: New York Senate Advances the NY HEAT Act

New York Senate takes step forward to save money for New Yorkers and fight the climate crisis; Assembly urged to follow suit