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UN Special Envoy on Climate Ambition and Solutions Michael R. Bloomberg speaks onstage during The Earthshot Prize Innovation Summit In Partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies on September 19, 2023 in New York City. (Bryan Bedder / Getty Images for Bloomberg Philanthropies)
Press Release September 20, 2023

Michael R. Bloomberg Doubles Down with Additional $500M to Help End Fossil Fuels and Usher in a New Era of Clean Energy in the United States

Beyond Carbon campaign will continue to work towards shuttering all remaining U.S. coal plants, quadrupling the amount of clean energy on the grid, and halving gas use by 2030

Beyond Carbon Logo
(Image courtesy of the Beyond Carbon/ team)
Article September 20, 2023

Joining Forces to Fight the Climate Crisis and Move Beyond Carbon

Earthjustice and Beyond Carbon partner to accelerate the clean energy transition and advance environmental justice.

A wind turbine at the Twin Groves Wind Farm outside of Bloomington, Illinois. The government agency FERC has the power to accelerate the adoption of wind power and other forms of clean energy. (Peter Juvinall / NREL)
Article September 15, 2023

What You Need to Know About One of the Most Important Agencies Overseeing the U.S. Energy System

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission plays a critical role in the U.S. clean energy transition.

Equipment used to mine cryptocurrencies and powered by the Scrubgrass Generating Plant.
feature September 12, 2023

Cryptocurrency Mining in Pennsylvania

Cryptocurrency companies are burning waste coal, shredded tires, and fracked gas.

Transmission lines in Indiana.
(Photo courtesy of Michael Kappel)
feature September 12, 2023

Cryptocurrency Mining in Indiana

The growth of cryptomining threatens to keep polluting coal-fired power plants active, strain the grid, and raise electricity rates for Hoosiers.

From the Experts August 24, 2023

EPA announces that cleaning up coal ash will be a top priority for enforcement

EPA acknowledges widespread noncompliance from coal-fired power plant owners.

Press Release August 21, 2023

Pennsylvania Residents Urge DEP to Prevent Panther Creek From Burning Tires to Fuel Cryptomining

A Carbon County, PA, cryptocurrency mine recently submitted a permit application for co-firing “Tire-derived Fuel;” which will increase dangerous amounts of air toxics for the surrounding community

The Grand Teton mountain range. (Ed Freeman / Getty Images)
Press Release August 16, 2023

Federal Court Ruling Favors Wyoming Coal Plants, Threatening Communities and Parks

Ruling a setback for human health and national park scenic views, including Yellowstone, Grand Teton and Badlands National Parks.

Bryce Canyon National Park.
Press Release August 14, 2023

Federal Court Ruling Again Lets Utah’s Worst Polluters off the Hook From Cleaning Up Emissions

Decision will harm human health and ruin views in national parks

Document August 14, 2023

Utah Regional Haze Decision

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals denied a petition for review that would bring some of Utah’s worst polluting coal plants into compliance with the Clean Air Act’s visibility-protection provisions, instead enabling the Hunter and Huntington plants to continue polluting at the same damaging levels they have for more than a decade. The decision allows polluters to continue threatening air quality for Utah’s communities and muddies views at treasured national parks.

Bison are a keystone species, creating a cascade of environmental conditions that benefit countless other wildlife. As bison graze, they prune and encourage growth of native grasses, fertilize the soils, and carve out habitat for smaller creatures. The Northern Rockies office has protected bison and their iconic prairie ecosystem for decades. (Ami Vitale for Earthjustice)
feature August 7, 2023

Northern Rockies

Highlights of how Earthjustice’s Northern Rockies office has leveraged the power of partnership and the law to defend communities, sacred lands and wildlife, and clean air and water.

Riverview Energy Corp. plans to build a coal-to-diesel plant one mile from the heart of Dale, IN. Citizens put up a billboard to voice their disapproval of the project. (Southwestern Indiana Citizens for Quality of Life)
Press Release: Victory August 3, 2023

Riverview Energy Loses Its Permit for Indiana Coal-to-diesel Refinery

Environmental groups have been fighting the project for more than five years

The EES Coke Battery facility on Zug Island in River Rouge, Michigan. The plant is owned by DTE Vantage, a subsidiary of DTE Energy. The EES Coke facility releases thousands of tons of sulfur dioxide in the overburdened River Rouge community and near the state’s most polluted zip code, 48217. (Ted Auch / FracTracker Alliance)
Press Release August 1, 2023

EPA Proposes Overdue Air Standards for Cancer-Causing Coke Ovens Emissions

The overdue emissions standards will include fenceline monitoring, updated standards to lower emissions from certain sources, and new limits on previously unregulated air toxics

In the News: WDET July 27, 2023

DTE to close Monroe coal plant by 2032

Shannon Fisk, Attorney, Clean Energy Program: “Every year earlier that a coal plant retires is saved lives, it’s better public health impact and it’s less climate pollution.”

Boat docks at the Browns Ravine Cove sit on dry earth at Folsom Lake on May 10, 2021, in El Dorado Hills, Calif. California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a drought emergency in 41 of the state's 58 counties, about 30% of the state's population. Folsom Lake is at 38% of normal capacity.
(Justin Sullivan / Getty Images)
feature July 19, 2023

Cómo El Cambio Climático Alimenta El Clima Extremo

La contaminación por carbono está contribuyendo a los desastres climáticos que solo empeorarán a menos que tomemos medidas.

Boat docks at the Browns Ravine Cove sit on dry earth at Folsom Lake on May 10, 2021, in El Dorado Hills, Calif. California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a drought emergency in 41 of the state's 58 counties, about 30% of the state's population. Folsom Lake is at 38% of normal capacity.
(Justin Sullivan / Getty Images)
feature July 19, 2023

How Climate Change Is Fueling Extreme Weather

Carbon pollution is contributing to climate disasters that will only get worse unless we take action.

Workers install a solar panel.
(Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
Press Release: Victory July 17, 2023

D.C. Circuit Rules FERC’s Approval of Southern Utilities’ Scheme is Unlawful

Court finds FERC didn’t follow bedrock regulations when approving anti-competitive market proposal by monopoly utilities

DTE’s Monroe coal-fired power plant, Sept. 15, 2020. Retiring this massive polluter sooner will bring public health benefits and avoid millions of tons of CO2 emissions per year. (Ted Auch / FracTracker Alliance, 2020)
Press Release: Victory July 12, 2023

DTE, Sierra Club, Earthjustice, Others, File Settlement for Energy Plan

Settlement with Earthjustice hastens retirement of coal power in Michigan, mandates clean energy