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In the News: Empire State of Carbon May 12, 2023

We Just Won Climate!

Liz Moran from Earthjustice joins John and Juan-Pablo to break down the All-Electric Building Act, Build Public Renewables Act, and Cap & Invest Fund policies, and the awesome coalitions who won them.

An electric hybrid heavy duty truck, used to move freight at the Port of Long Beach in California, is plugged in to charge. (Dennis Schroeder / NREL)
From the Experts May 4, 2023

Electrifying Washington’s freight trucks will protect our climate and our health

The Washington State Legislature set aside $120 million to address emissions from freight transportation by electrifying trucks and buses

NW Natural was one of the fossil fuel companies protested against during a Portland Youth Climate Strike march in Portland, Oregon on May 20, 2022. (Nick Cunningham /
Article April 20, 2023

How We Stopped a Gas Utility’s Scheme to Propagandize Children

A gas utility in Oregon tried to charge customers for its lobbying in schools — part of the gas industry’s longstanding efforts to push for increasing fossil fuel use nationwide. Then we stepped in.

A family prepares a meal on an induction stove. Children who grow up in a home with a gas stove are 42% more likely to develop asthma than those who don’t. (Tom Werner / Getty Images)
From the Experts April 19, 2023

One Court Ruling Will Not Stop the Growing Building Electrification Movement

Plenty of legal options remain for communities to protect health and safety – and achieve crucial zero emissions goals – by transitioning buildings away from fossil fuels

From the Experts March 31, 2023

The Gas Industry is Raising Your Rates to Expand Their Polluting System: The NY HEAT Act Will End That

New legislation will save New Yorkers hundreds of millions in subsidies for methane gas as the state shifts to an electric future

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.

An electric hybrid heavy duty truck, used to move freight at the Port of Long Beach in California, is plugged in to charge. (Dennis Schroeder / NREL)
feature March 10, 2023

Advancing Zero-Emission Medium and Heavy-Duty Vehicles and Environmental Justice Through the Inflation Reduction Act

Grants, rebates, loans, and tax credits for businesses, communities, school districts, and local and state governments to accelerate the transition to zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.

Document February 28, 2023

Petition for Declaratory Judgment: Building Industry Association of Washington

Allies of the oil and gas industry filed a petition for declaratory judgment, seeking to reverse progress made by Washington’s new statewide building energy codes.

Ruth Santiago raises her fist in solidarity during a talk in the Climate Justice Pavilion at COP27, the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference, in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.
(Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
From the Experts December 6, 2022

Why Biden Should Support Puerto Rico in Transition to Solar Power

Puerto Rico does not need to live in its current state of climate vulnerability. With federal funds, it could end its power grid crisis by installing rooftop solar and battery storage systems for all.

Press Release: Victory September 20, 2022

U.S. Department of Energy Must Implement Delayed Efficiency Standards

Updating 20 overdue standards would prevent millions of tons of carbon emissions

Sharonda C. Williams-Tack is the Associate Director of the Sierra Club’s Healthy Communities Campaign.
(Melissa Lyttle for Earthjustice)
Article August 5, 2022

‘For Some, Energy Efficiency Is the Difference Between Keeping the Utilities on or Having Them Shut off’

Sharonda Williams-Tack leads a campaign that seeks to help struggling households reduce their utility bills through energy efficiency retrofits.

In the News: Politico July 11, 2022

Florida Power & Light withdraws winter storm plan after outcry

Bradley Marshall, Attorney, Florida Office, Earthjustice: “It lacked justification and would have led to even more unnecessary generation and thus even higher bills for FPL customers.”

Press Release March 17, 2022

Consumers Energy and Local Advocates Reach Settlement To Expand Beneficial Energy Efficiency Programs

The Michigan Public Service Commission has approved a settlement agreement that will assist communities in Michigan with the greatest energy burdens.

In the News: Utility Dive January 27, 2022

DTE to expand energy efficiency in underserved communities, develop 'geographic targeting' approach

Chinyere Osuala, Attorney, Clean Energy Program, Earthjustice: “DTE customers deserve to live in safe, healthy, and energy efficient homes. This settlement is a major step toward ensuring that all of their customers, especially underserved communities and Black and Brown Communities, can have access to that opportunity.”

From the Experts December 14, 2021

New Programs Will Help Keep West Virginians Warm This Winter

Energy efficiency programs for low-income customers will lower electricity costs and create well-paying, local jobs.

Seneca Lake in upstate New York is drawing attention to Bitcoin's impact on the environment. A nearby Bitcoin mining plant is heating the lake waters -- and the climate.
(Barbara Vallance / Getty Images)
Article June 1, 2021

How Bitcoin is Heating This Lake and Warming the Planet

Bitcoin is bringing dirty power plants out of retirement. Earthjustice is fighting this new trend in order to put an end to fossil fuels once and for all.

From the Experts April 1, 2021

Electrification is Coming to D.C., Maryland, Virginia

As state and local governments look to a future free of fossil fuels, Earthjustice is organizing with our partners to help ease the transition.

Press Release March 31, 2021

Biden-Harris Build Back Better Plan Calls for Sweeping and Equitable Investments in Clean Energy, Climate-Resilient Infrastructure, and Environmental Justice

Congress has a historic opportunity to drive economic recovery, address the climate crisis, and advance racial and environmental justice