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feature November 3, 2012

Coal Ash: Reports & Publications

Read reports and analysis from Earthjustice and our partners, which document the growing public health threat from coal ash, the hazardous waste that remains after coal is burned.

Press Release October 20, 2022

ICYMI: Three New Reports Paint Damning Picture of Climate-Killing & Community Impacts of Cryptocurrency Mining

Reports from Earthjustice/Sierra Club, Scientific Reports, and the University of Cambridge break down the environmental costs of the growing, energy-guzzling cryptocurrency mining industry

The Greenidge Generation Bitcoin mining facility, along Seneca Lake in Dresden, NY, on Jul. 30, 2022.
(Lauren Petracca for Earthjustice)
feature September 23, 2022

The Environmental Impacts of Cryptomining

In the first comprehensive documentation of the explosive growth of cryptocurrency mining in the United States, a new guidebook examines how this industry is impacting utilities, energy systems, emissions, communities and ratepayers.

Press Release November 6, 2007

Cleanup Tab for Mines Should Not Fall to Public

Environmentalists sue to close loophole, taxpayers could save billions

The Greenidge Generation Bitcoin mining facility, along Seneca Lake in Dresden, NY, on Jul. 30, 2022.
(Lauren Petracca for Earthjustice)
Press Release September 23, 2022

Earthjustice and Sierra Club Release Comprehensive Guide to Environmental Impacts of Cryptomining

New guidebook breaks down nebulous and opaque industry and false claims to sustainability

An oil refinery looms over the west side of Port Arthur, TX.
(Eric Kayne for Earthjustice)
feature April 27, 2018

A Disaster In The Making

A new report documents how people have been left in harm’s way, as the Trump administration attempts to block the Chemical Disaster Rule.

The Santa Rita Mountains in Arizona contain sacred places and cultural sites that are important to several local tribes. They are also the proposed site of a copper mine.(Alan Schmierer / Flickr)
Article May 11, 2022

It’s Time to Update our Mining Laws for a Clean Energy Future

Demand for critical minerals is rising. We must ensure we can meet it in a secure and sustainable way.

Press Release August 31, 2022

Federal Agencies Urged to Update Mining Rules, Halt Industry Handouts

Fast-tracking new mining projects threatens to pollute drought-stricken waters with toxic runoff

Press Release July 31, 2012

Two Major Decisions on Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

Appalachian communities win challenge to state permit, but still seeking federal protection from devastating mines and pollution

Roger Garbey and Andres Hernandez (L-R), from the Goldin Solar company, install a solar panel system on the roof of a home in Palmetto Bay, Florida. (Joe Raedle / Getty Images)
Article March 23, 2023

Creating a Sustainable Clean Energy Transition

Transitioning to 100% clean energy is a huge opportunity to power our economy and create good jobs without sacrificing our communities or the climate. Here’s how we do it.

Press Release March 9, 2022

Environmental Groups Applaud President Biden’s Executive Order on Crypto, Call on NY Gov. Hochul to Pause Crypto Mining ASAP

NYPIRG, Earthjustice, Food & Water Watch, Seneca Lake Guardian: "Proof-of-work cryptomining is a climate killer"

Lifelong Montana resident Tim Flynn encourages his neighbors to rethink the assumption that Montanans must mine at any cost. He supports a state law that holds mining executives accountable for cleaning up their pollution.
(Eric Ian for Earthjustice)
Article July 30, 2019

Montanans Win Latest Fight to Keep Harmful Mining Out of a Pristine Wilderness Area

Earthjustice is fighting in the courts and in the state legislature to protect Montana's pristine Cabinet Mountains Wilderness from mining companies and serial polluters.

Press Release April 26, 2022

Coalition Sends Letter to Members of Congress Urging Swift Passage of the Clean Energy Minerals Reform Act to Update Mining Laws to 21st Century

The bill was introduced by House Natural Resources Committee Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM)

From the Experts June 28, 2021

To Create a Clean Energy Future, Mining Reform Must Be Front and Center

We are advocating for four solutions that together can ensure a sustainable supply chain for critical minerals.

Press Release October 14, 2010

Appalachian and National Organizations Defend Obama Administration's Review of Mountaintop Removal Mining from Industry Interference

Oppose lawsuit filed by National Mining Association obstructing clean water in Appalachia

Ha ‘Kamwe is a hot spring sacred to the Hualapai Tribe in Northern Arizona. An Australian company is threatening the spring with a proposed lithium mining project.
(Ash Ponders for Earthjustice)
Article October 11, 2022

Lithium Mining Threatens Arizona Tribe’s Sacred Spring

An Australian mining company threatens an irreplaceable cultural resource of the Hualapai people.

Activists from mining communities protesting at the Pietermaritzburg High Court on August 24, 2018.
(Photo courtesy of Rob Symons)
Press Release April 16, 2019

South Africa: Activists in Mining Areas Harassed

Government, companies should protect environment defenders

Press Release December 8, 2022

Senator Markey Introduces Legislation to Combat Energy-Intensive Cryptomining As It Strains Grid, Undermines U.S. Climate Goals

In the United States, Bitcoin crypto-asset mining facilities produce greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to seven million gasoline-powered cars