Library Search

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.

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

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

Fossil fuel pipelines crossing the Western Arctic in Alaska. (Kiliii Yuyan for Earthjustice)
Update November 17, 2023

We Just Filed an Appeal to Stop the Willow Project

Willow would be catastrophic for the climate, and we will not drop our challenge.

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

Caribou in the western Arctic. (Kiliii Yüyan for Earthjustice)
Press Release November 9, 2023

Alaska District Court Rules Willow Oil Project Can Proceed; Conservation Groups Plan To File Appeal

Groups vow to keep up the fight against ConocoPhillips fossil fuel project in Arctic

Caribou in the Western Arctic, the region where the Willow Project is being planned. (Kiliii Yuyan for Earthjustice)
Article November 22, 2023

Disrupting the Willow Project and Big Oil’s Even Bigger Dreams

Earthjustice filed an appeal and a motion to prevent construction on the Alaska mega-project. Here’s what comes next.

The 19 million acres of tundra, rivers and mountains of the Arctic Refuge shelter migratory birds from all 50 states and six continents each summer. To the Gwich'in people of northeast Alaska, this is sacred ground. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
Press Release September 6, 2023

Earthjustice Celebrates Cancellation of Arctic Refuge Leases and Proposed Future Actions

Biden administration cancels illegal leases and opens new processes that could preserve cherished Arctic lands in Alaska. More is needed to tackle the biggest climate threat: further oil drilling on existing oil and gas leases in the Western Arctic 

(Courtesy of The Office of Senator Gianaris)
Press Release November 29, 2023

ElectrifyNY Coalition, Lawmakers, and Environmental Justice Advocates Launch Campaign in Support of the Clean Deliveries Act

The pivotal bill provides advancements in public health and clean air, prevents corporations from clustering mega-warehouses in low-income communities of color, and advances New York’s climate mandates

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

(Matthew Henry / Unsplash)
Press Release October 25, 2023

Kansas Corporation Commission Sides with Big Utilities

Commissioners issued an order approving a settlement between Evergy and most intervenors

Document November 1, 2023

Joint Letter: ConEd’s AGA Membership

As organizations working toward a clean energy future in New York, often in partnership with Con Edison, we are writing to urge you to reconsider your membership with the American Gas Association (AGA), a trade association that has become a significant barrier to climate action, especially as it relates to cutting emissions from the building sector.

Document October 30, 2023

Joint Letter to NY Gov. Hochul: Green Transit Green Jobs

After a summer of alarming climate-fueled disasters, which have impacted every New Yorker and have devastated many, the 50+ undersigned organizations write to urge New York Governor Hochul for the inclusion of the provisions of the Green Transit, Green Jobs bill (A.6414/S.6089) in the forthcoming SFY2024-25 Executive Budget.

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in the Brooks Range mountains, Alaska. (Patrick J. Endres / Getty Images)
Update: Victory September 6, 2023

In Big Win for Arctic, Government Cancels Illegal Oil Leases in Alaska

Earthjustice has advocated for decades in courts and Congress to protect these lands.

Document October 24, 2023

Joint Letter: NYC DOB re: LL97

New York City’s Local Law 97, enacted in 2019 as part of the Climate Mobilization Act, is groundbreaking local legislation that requires large buildings across the city to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions starting in 2024. DOB must revise the Proposed Article 320 Rules to hold building owners accountable for complying with Local Law 97 emissions limits.

A bowhead whale and calf surface in the Arctic Ocean.
(Amelia Brower / NOAA)
feature October 20, 2021

Northern Fights

By land and by sea, America’s Arctic is under attack. Earthjustice is fighting on multiple fronts to protect this irreplaceable region and keep the Arctic’s fossil fuels in the ground.