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In the News: Politico June 24, 2024

EPA probe of Texas oil wells could stymie carbon capture industry

Allison Brouk, Attorney, Gulf Regional Office: “If Texas can’t handle the Class II program for oil and gas waste injection, how can we trust state agencies with Class VI wells for carbon waste injection? We are glad that EPA is taking its obligations to protect drinking water seriously by taking a deep look at Texas’…

Power lines near Pittsburgh, Penn. (Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
feature June 17, 2024

El público versus las compañías eléctricas

Earthjustice trabaja por una transición más rápida y justa a energía limpia. Esta labor se hace ante las comisiones de servicios públicos alrededor del país.

document June 13, 2024

Petition for Declaratory Order: Skookumchuck Dam

The Quinault Indian Nation filed a petition with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife calling for removal of the aging Skookumchuck Dam.

Power lines near Pittsburgh, Penn. (Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
feature June 3, 2024

The Public v. the Power Companies

See how Earthjustice makes the case before public utility commissions for a faster, fairer transition to clean energy.

Farmworkers and their families, who are predominantly low-income and majority Latino, bear the brunt of poisonings from pesticides and pesticide drift.
(Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
From the Experts February 29, 2024

Harvesting Equality: Addressing Historical Injustices to Foster a Resilient Agricultural Future

Black farmers resiliently confront legacies of bias amid contemporary climate challenges.

In the News: Grist June 7, 2024

Illinois Legislature puts the brakes on a carbon capture boom

Jenny Cassel, Attorney, Clean Energy Program: “We should not be creating more of a problem than we’re addressing with this. And that’s what this mandate will require.”

The CO<sub>2</sub> pipeline rupture in Yazoo County, Miss., in Feb. 2020. (Yazoo County Emergency Management Agency)
Press Release May 26, 2024

Environmental Advocates and Landowners Applaud Passage of CCS Protections Bill in Illinois, Warn Additional Protections Are Needed

Illinois passes some of the strongest carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) protections in the nation

In the News: Philadelphia Inquirer May 29, 2024

Philadelphia’s Black communities would suffer most from weakened air pollution rules

An opinion piece by Marvin C. Brown IV, Attorney, Washington, D.C., Office, Earthjustice

Commissioner John A. Tuma, left, speaks during a Minnesota Public Utilities Commission meeting in 2018, in St. Paul, Minn. (Richard Tsong-Taatarii / Star Tribune via AP)
feature May 15, 2024

Want to Lower Your Power Bills and Help Your State Fight Climate Change? Here’s Who to Talk to

In public utility commissions, Earthjustice is helping communities push for clean, affordable electricity for all.

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…

The former Crist Power Plant near Pensacola, Florida, in 2022. (Art Wager / Getty Images)
Update April 25, 2024

Why the EPA’s New Carbon Pollution Standards for Power Plants Matter

The EPA has announced new carbon pollution standards for power plants. Here’s what’s at stake.

Donaldsonville Primary School is located next to the CF Industries ammonia plant in Donaldsonville, Louisiana. CF Industries is planning a $200 million carbon capture operation at the facility.  (Bryan Tarnowski for Earthjustice)
Article February 14, 2024

Carbon Capture Is Giving a Second Life to Fossil Fuels – But It Doesn’t Have To

As carbon capture booms, communities in Louisiana are worried it will prolong the use of dirty fossil fuel plants.

Lilian Bello spoke against a proposed natural gas plant in Oxnard, California, that, if allowed, would join three existing gas plants on the city’s beach.
(Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
feature May 13, 2024

A Fossil Fuel Company Tried to Put a Dirty Gas Plant on a Beautiful Coastline. It Failed.

Earthjustice’s work in state energy proceedings like California is driving the state, and the nation’s, clean energy transition.

A pump jack over an oil well along Interstate 25 near Dacono, Colo., on Dec. 22, 2018. (David Zalubowski / AP)
feature March 28, 2024

Quiz: Can You See Through the Fossil Fuel Industry’s Greenwashing Tactics?

Instead of outright climate denial, the new fossil fuel industry strategy is delaying action on climate change through confusing greenwashing tactics.

A person crosses a street in Downtown Houston in the afternoon heat in May 2024. (Jon Shapley / Houston Chronicle via Getty Images)
Article June 11, 2024

This Could Be the Hottest Summer Ever. Here’s What We’re Doing About It.

Burning fossil fuels is making summer more prone to extreme weather events. Here’s how we’re tackling the climate crisis.

Kendall Edmo, with her two year old daughter, in the Badger-Two Medicine.
(Rebecca Drobis for Earthjustice)
feature September 1, 2023

Too Sacred To Drill

The Blackfeet Nation has prevailed in a four-decade fight to fend off oil and gas development in the Badger-Two Medicine region of Montana.

Dr. Dolores Leonard has been fighting for environmental justice in River Rouge, Michigan for decades.  (Brittany Greeson for Earthjustice)
Article June 7, 2024

Michigan’s Residents Win Relief in One of State’s Most Polluted Regions

Earthjustice advocacy at Michigan’s public service commission is shutting down dirty fossil fuel energy and making the state a clean energy leader.

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.