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Summer tomato harvest at Harlem Grown, an Earthjustice partner and New York City-based community organization working to increase access to and knowledge of healthful food.
(Sorangel Arlyn Liriano / Earthjustice)
feature October 28, 2022

Climate, Land, Food, Bodies

Alongside our partners, Earthjustice is working to reform the food and farming system, driving the transition from current industrial practices, which churn out unhealthy food and substantial quantities of pollution, to a new model that prioritizes the sustainable production of nutritious food.

Kids play soccer near the Phillips 66 refinery in Wilmington, Calif.
(Hannah Benet for Earthjustice)
From the Experts September 8, 2022

How Environmental Justice Advocates Dismantled the Oil Industry’s Prized Pollution “Reduction” Program In Los Angeles

A disaster of an experiment with pollution trading is coming to an end.

Press Release February 28, 2003

Environmental Groups Sue EPA for Weakening Clean Air Act

Charge Bush administration’s new source review changes illegal

Southern California Edison solar technicians install photovoltaic panels on rooftops in Fontana, California.
(Michael Melford / National Geographic Creative)
Press Release August 26, 2015

Overwhelming Majority of California Latino Voters Want Climate Action Now

81 percent support state measures to combat climate change

Press Release: Victory March 1, 2023

In Response to Lawsuit, EPA Announces Timeline for First Revisions to Slaughterhouse Water Pollution Standards in Nearly Twenty Years

EPA agrees to strengthen standards for the nation’s largest industrial source of phosphorus pollution — and second-largest industrial source of nitrogen pollution — by 2025

A single cow's head amongst several cattle.
Press Release December 18, 2019

Public Interest Groups Sue EPA to Curb Slaughterhouse Pollution

EPA’s decision not to update pollution standards allows slaughterhouses to continue discharging unhealthy amounts of pollution into the nation’s waterways

The downtown Los Angeles skyline bathed in smog. (Daniel Stein / Getty Images)
Press Release August 15, 2023

South Coast Air Quality Management District Facing Legal Challenges For Providing a Free Pass to Big Polluters

The Air Quality Management District must fix an unjust system that provides no incentive for the largest industrial polluters like oil refineries to clean the air

Press Release October 23, 2008

Majority of Voters Oppose Mountaintop Removal Mining in First Nationwide Opinion Poll

Voters feel environment deteriorating, oppose push to repeal Stream Buffer Zone rule

Of crucial importance, the Court left undisturbed key Clean Air Act provisions authorizing EPA to issue "performance standards" limiting carbon pollution from sources such as power plants, refineries and cement kilns.
Press Release June 23, 2014

Supreme Court Upholds EPA's Authority to Limit Carbon Pollution

Decision narrows one EPA program, but leaves undisturbed other Clean Air Act authorities to limit carbon pollution

Press Release July 23, 2013

New Report Highlights Extent of Coal Plant Water Pollution, OMB Obstruction

Coal-fired power plants remain the nation’s biggest source of toxic water pollution

Press Release July 17, 2001

San Joaquin Valley Medical Community and Environmental Groups Announce Upcoming Lawsuit To Enforce Clean Air Act

Medical, community, and environmental groups announce intention to sue U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District in 60 days for failure to stop the unhealthy air pollution in San Joaquin Valley.

Press Release September 21, 2022

Michael R. Bloomberg Launches New $85 Million Campaign to Stop Rapid Rise of Pollution From the Petrochemical Industry in the United States

Building on Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Beyond Coal and Beyond Carbon, Beyond Petrochemicals will partner with frontline communities to block the construction of 120+ planned new petrochemical projects

Press Release April 10, 2023

Protecting Communities From Air Pollution Act to Tackle Colorado’s Ozone Problem

Representatives Bacon and Willford’s bill aims to improve air quality permitting and enforcement

(srdjan111 / iStockphoto)
From the Experts: Victory May 3, 2023

We Sued the EPA to Restrict Water Pollution from Slaughterhouses. And We Won.

As a result of our litigation, the EPA agreed to finalize new water pollution control regulations for slaughterhouses and animal rendering facilities by August 2025.

Press Release July 12, 2000


Today, Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund filed suit in federal district court on behalf of the Hïhïwai Stream Restoration Coalition and the Center for Biological Diversity to force the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) to carry out mandatory duties under the federal Clean Water Act needed to clean up Hawai’i’s polluted waters. Despite Hawai’i’s image…

Under the Clean Air Act, EPA has an obligation to establish National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for a number of common air pollutants including ground-level ozone.
(Louis Vest / CC BY-NC 2.0)
Article August 3, 2015

Three Myths Pushed by Polluters to Avoid Improving Air Quality

We explore three myths fueled by distortions and misinformation that are key tactics in polluters' efforts to avoid cleaning up their air pollution.

Press Release February 15, 2011

House Spending Plan and Amendments Rife with Environmental Attacks

A series of provisions and riders would undo air, water, and wildlife protections

Press Release: Victory September 9, 2021

In Response to Lawsuit, EPA Pledges to Strengthen Standards for Slaughterhouse Water Pollution

EPA announced that it will initiate a rulemaking process to reduce pollution from three industries: Meat and poultry processing plants, which include slaughterhouses; metal finishing businesses; and manufacturers of organic chemicals that discharge polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)