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The North Antelope Rochelle Mine, located in Campbell County, Wyoming, about 65 miles south of Gillette in the Powder River Basin.
(EcoFlight)
Press Release: Victory May 16, 2024

Biden Administration to End Coal Leasing in Powder River Basin

BLM decision will keep nearly 6 billion tons of highly polluting coal in the ground

document June 5, 2024

Earthjustice and CEMDA Letter to DOE on LNG Export Analysis

Earthjustice and the Centro Mexicano de Derecho Ambiental (CEMDA) urged the U.S. Department of Energy to include an examination of the distinct harms associated with exporting U.S. methane gas through Mexico in its forthcoming updating of its environmental analysis on the export of liquefied natural gas (LNG).

North Antelope Rochelle Mine in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin. (EcoFlight)
Update May 21, 2024

Coal Mining Winding Down in the Nation’s Largest Coal-Producing Region

The Biden administration announced that it will end coal leasing in the Powder River Basin in Montana and Wyoming, keeping billions of tons of highly polluting coal in the ground.

North Antelope Rochelle Mine, Campbell County, Wyoming. (Ecoflight)
Press Release February 21, 2024

Ninth Circuit Decision Throws Out Coal Leasing Challenge

Northern Cheyenne Tribe and conservation groups urge Interior Department to act on coal

document May 22, 2024

NYC Last Mile Letter: Special Permit Processes

Empowers NYC Dept. of City Planning to enact an indirect source rule to regulate emissions associated with warehouse operations and would be coordinated with any necessary environmental review. The Dept. of City Planning will propose and advance a zoning change application that would regulate last-mile facilities via CPC special permit processes, begin stakeholder engagement in 2024, and issue a 30-day scoping notice by end of March 2025.

document May 22, 2024

Coalition Letter Opposing House Farm Bill

Organizations express opposition to the 2024 Farm Bill. Objections center around changes to the National Environmental Policy Act and the Endangered Species Act contained within Title VIII: Forestry.

Oil shale development in Colorado's Piceance Basin. (Ecoflight)
Press Release September 12, 2023

Enefit American Oil Abandons Lease to Mine Oil Shale in Utah’s Uinta Basin

Settlement cuts off oil shale giant’s planned mine and processing facility from water supply

Oil drilling infrastructure in the Gulf of Mexico. (Brad Zweerink for Earthjustice)
Press Release February 12, 2024

Environmental and Gulf Groups React to API Lawsuit Against Interior Dept. Targeting Five-Year Offshore Leasing Program; Seek Stronger Protections for Gulf of Mexico

As the oil industry pursues a max-out strategy for fossil fuel development in the Gulf with a new legal challenge, advocates flag serious climate, public health, and environmental concerns

document May 17, 2024

Farm Bill Opposition Letter

Earthjustice writes in strong opposition to the proposed Farm Bill. This partisan bill undermines the Inflation Reduction Act’s (IRA) essential investments in climate-smart agriculture programs, removing a critical tool for farmers to address climate change, improve profitability, and advance their resilience in the face of increasingly frequent extreme weather events.

Vast acreages of public lands used for drilling in Vernal, Utah. (WildEarth Guardians / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Press Release April 12, 2024

Earthjustice Applauds Overdue Reforms to Federal Oil and Gas Leasing Program

Biden administration announces long awaited reforms that will hold oil industry accountable

The Development Driller III in the Gulf Of Mexico, off the coast of Louisiana. (Gerald Herbert / AP)
Press Release March 13, 2024

Gulf, Alaska, and Environmental Groups File Motion to Intervene in Oil Industry Lawsuit Against Interior Department’s Five-Year Offshore Leasing Plan

Groups aim to defend against industry efforts to maximize offshore drilling in public waters

The U.S. Capitol building. (Architect of the Capitol)
Press Release May 20, 2024

Earthjustice Opposes Proposed Farm Bill Climate and Nutrition Funding Cuts and Inserts of Pro-logging Provisions

Opposition grows as poison pills appear in previews of the Farm Bill text by Republican House Ag Committee Chair Glenn Thompson which include reductions in key climate and nutrition programs and undercuts to bedrock environmental law and Endangered Species Act

document May 10, 2024

Bad River Band Letter to U.S. Army Corps regarding Public Hearing Notice

The Band urges the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to postpone the public hearing set for June 4, 2024, until the Band and the state have evaluated the Line 5 re-route project’s impacts on their water quality.

A brown pelican covered in oil sits on the Louisiana coast in June 2010. Oil from the <em>Deepwater Horizon</em> has affected wildlife throughout the Gulf of Mexico. (Charlie Riedel / AP)
Press Release April 18, 2024

Gulf and Environmental Groups React to Congressional Letter Calling on Interior Department to End Rubber Stamping of Offshore Oil Drilling Projects

Letter comes on eve of the 14th anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon spill

document April 24, 2024

Letter in Opposition to the WEST Act

Letter in opposition to H.R. 3397, the Western Economic Security Today (WEST) Act of 2023. This dangerous legislation circumvents the administrative process, stifles public input, ignores the law, and halts the implementation of an overdue regulatory update which balances management of public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management.

document April 24, 2024

Letter to CARB on Flawed Low Carbon Fuel Standard Amendment Process

A letter from a coalition of organizations to the California Air Resources Board regarding the Low Carbon Fuel Standard and the flawed public process during the current rulemaking.

Storm clouds pass over the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. (Architect of the Capitol)
From the Experts April 30, 2024

Congress’ ‘Energy Week 2.0’ is the Anti-Earth Week Nobody Asked For

We don’t have time for reckless bills that continue to give handouts to polluting industries at the expense of people, our environment, and our planet.

document April 29, 2024

Letter in Opposition to the “Trust the Science Act”

H.R. 764, the “Trust the Science Act,” undermines the integrity of the Endangered Species Act by forcing the reinstatement of the Trump administration’s scientifically indefensible rule delisting the gray wolf.