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Document February 27, 2024

Tribal Nations’ Letter to Biden Admin re Line 5 and Tribal Sovereignty

A letter from more than 30 Tribal Nations in the Great Lakes region sent to President Joe Biden urging the United States to speak out against the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline’s trespass on the Bad River Band’s land.

Document February 14, 2024

Letter in Opposition to the Air Quality Standards Implementation Act of 2024

A coalition of 32 groups sent a letter to Members of Congress urging them to reject the Air Quality Standards Implementation Act of 2024. The bill would weaken the Clean Air Act, severely limit the use of science-based decision-making, and prioritize industry profits over the right of communities to breathe clean air.

Document February 12, 2024

Legal Challenge: Five-Year Offshore Leasing Program

Environmental groups and Gulf-based organizations filed a legal challenge to hold the Interior Department accountable for failing to adequately consider the public health impacts on frontline communities in its final Five-Year Program.

Document February 13, 2024

Sign-on Letter: Opposition to H.R. 7176 and Support for Biden Administration’s LNG Announcement

Earthjustice and more than 65 climate and environmental organizations expressed strong support for President Biden’s liquefied methane gas (otherwise known as liquefied natural gas, or LNG) export approval pause and urged Congress not to accelerate the expansion of LNG infrastructure.

Leaded gas used in small airplanes is commonly referred to as “avgas.” It is the single largest source of lead emissions in the country. (Darryl Brooks / Shutterstock)
Press Release February 5, 2024

Earthjustice Applauds Congressional Letter Urging EPA and FAA Action on Leaded Aviation Gas

Leaded aviation gas is the largest source of airborne lead emissions in the nation and causes numerous health impacts

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 January 31, 2024

Opposition Letter: HNRC Mining Regulatory Clarity Act

Conservation, climate, Indigenous and tribal-affiliated organizations call on representatives in Congress to oppose HR. 2925, the so-called “Mining Regulatory Clarity Act.”

A sign, placed by the EPA, warns people not to play on the lawn at the West Calumet Housing Complex on April 19, 2017, in East Chicago, Indiana. Nearly all the residents of the complex were ordered to move by the East Chicago Housing Authority after the soil and many homes were found to contain high levels of lead. The area has been declared an EPA Superfund site.
(Scott Olson / Getty Images)
Press Release January 17, 2024

Earthjustice Applauds New EPA Actions Lowering Screening Levels and Strengthening Guidance for Investigating and Cleaning Up Lead-Contaminated Soil in Residential Areas

Under new guidance regarding hazardous sites, the current screening standard of 400ppm will be reduced to 200ppm, significantly increasing the number of sites subject to cleanup.

Sockeye salmon in Little Redfish Lake Creek, a tributary of the Snake River. (Neil Ever Osborne / Save Our Wild Salmon)
feature December 14, 2023

Timeline: A Long Fight to Restore Snake River Salmon

Learn about the major events, court rulings, and where we are now in this long-standing fight.

From the spectacular Hawaiian Islands to the southern tip of our Atlantic coast, Earthjustice is on the frontlines of the fight for our planet’s future. Our network of 15 offices keeps us in close collaboration with the people and places that need us most.
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page January 25, 2024

Contact Us: Offices & Programs

From the spectacular Hawaiian Islands to the southern tip of our Atlantic coast, Earthjustice is on the frontlines of the fight for our planet’s future. Our network of offices keeps us in close collaboration with the people and places that need us most.

(Erika P. Rodriguez for Earthjustice)
Press Release January 25, 2024

Christie Hicks Joins Earthjustice to Lead Clean Energy Program

As managing attorney of the Clean Energy Program, Christie leads the legal work in more than 18 states and at the federal level to accelerate the shift to clean energy

The U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.
(Architect of the Capitol)
Article January 16, 2024

A Pair of Supreme Court Cases About Fisheries Management Could Put Important Protections at Risk

What you need to know about Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo and Relentless, Inc. v. Department of Commerce

Document January 16, 2024

Community Letter on PM 2.5 Standards (Jan 2024)

Earthjustice and community groups across the country once again call for you to finalize a substantial strengthening of EPA’s National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for fine particulate mater pollution (PM 2.5), also known as soot.

The Puyallup River, with Mount Tahoma (Rainier) in the background. (David Seibold / CC BY-NC 2.0)
Update February 22, 2024

In a Win for Endangered Salmon, Court Orders Puyallup River Dam Removal

Electron Dam has been harming Chinook salmon, steelhead, and trout for nearly 100 years. With part of the dam gone, the river will flow naturally for the first time in almost a century.

Hoosier Energy’s Merom Generating Station can be seen from Turtle Creek Reservoir near Merom, Indiana. (Laura Demarest / West Central Indiana Watershed Alliance)
Press Release December 5, 2023

Indiana Urged to Crack Down on Merom Coal Plant’s Illegal Air and Water Pollution

Plans to retire plant were scrapped and an energy-intensive cryptominer moved in

page January 8, 2024

Law Clerk Program

Earthjustice welcomes summer law clerks who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Only students who are currently enrolled in law school are eligible to apply.

Driving an electric car in the Holland Tunnel in New York City. Because electric vehicles are more efficient in converting energy to power cars and trucks, electricity across the board is cleaner and cheaper as a fuel for vehicles, even when that electricity comes from the dirtiest grid. (Mecky / Getty Images)
Update February 21, 2024

The EPA Must Hold the Line on the Strongest Car Pollution Standards Ever

Here’s what the standards would do for health and climate.

video February 21, 2024

To: The Biden Administration. From: Kids

Celia, Cymone, Jonathan, and many other kids from across the United States shared with the Biden administration why they need clean air. On Feb. 7, 2024, the Biden administration answered — with new protections from the deadly air pollutant soot that will prevent nearly a million asthma episodes and save thousands of lives.