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Black plume rises over East Palestine, Ohio, as a result of a controlled detonation of a portion of the derailed Norfolk Southern train, Feb. 6, 2023. If the fossil fuel industry gets its way, many more trains will pass through the region soon, adding to a slew of environmental threats posed by the industry’s plans for the Ohio River Valley.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
Article March 16, 2023

If the Oil Industry Gets Its Wish, the Ohio River Valley Could See More Toxic Trains

A plan to build more petrochemical plants has already begun, but locals are fighting back.

Document February 6, 2023

Testimony of Raul Garcia: Energy and Commerce Hearing

Testimony of Raul Garcia, Legislative Director for Healthy Communities, Earthjustice, before the United States House of Representatives Joint Energy, Climate, and Grid Security Subcommittee and Environment, Manufacturing, and Critical Materials Subcommittee Legislative Hearing: “Unleashing American Energy, Lowering Energy Costs, and Strengthening Supply Chains.”

Document January 26, 2023

Memorandum of Law Clean Air: Coalition of Western New York against Fortistar

The Public Service Commission’s decision to allow Digihost’s and Fortistar’s transaction will result in increased demand for the gas plant, resulting in a dramatic increase in its greenhouse gas emissions and interfering with New York’s achievement of its greenhouse gas limits.

Kendall Edmo, with her two year old daughter, in the Badger-Two Medicine.
(Rebecca Drobis for Earthjustice)
feature November 15, 2022

Too Sacred To Drill

As Earthjustice built its legal case to protect the Badger-Two Medicine area, the Blackfeet Nation built a movement, drawn together by collective outrage over the oil industry’s demands to drill a treasured landscape.

A protester waves the Puerto Rican flag during a public demonstration against the privatization of the island's electric power service in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in June 2021.
(Alejandro Granadillo / NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Article October 5, 2022

Why Puerto Rico Needs Solar for a Green Energy Future

They call it the “Island of Enchantment,” but if fossil fuel companies have it their way, the magic simply won’t last.

Pumpjacks operating at the Kern River Oil Field in Bakersfield, California in 2015.
(Jae C. Hong / AP)
Press Release September 8, 2022

Oil and Gas Permits on Public Lands in California Routinely Violate Federal Law

San Joaquin Valley Communities face disproportionate harms from the air, water, and climate pollution worsened by fossil fuel extraction.

Press Release: Victory August 1, 2022

Legal Agreements Block Drilling, Fracking Across 1 Million Acres in Central California

New oil and gas leasing on public lands in California will be suspended, advancing efforts by public interest groups to protect community health and the climate from fossil fuels

Press Release December 20, 2021

Puyallup Tribe, Community Organizations Challenge Dangerous Tacoma LNG Facility

Permits based on flawed and dangerous analysis put community at risk

Press Release: Victory October 28, 2021

Fossil Fuels Rejected: New York DEC Denies Permits for Astoria Gas-fueled Power Plant in Queens, New York

Decision marks a major win for the health of environmental justice communities in New York City

Document October 27, 2021

Mandamus Petition CORR 10th Circuit Mountaineer Storage Hub Gas

Relators seek a writ of mandamus to compel Respondents, officers within the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (“ODNR”), to vacate, invalidate, or otherwise cancel the three drilling permits that Respondents issued to Powhatan Salt Company to drill new solution mining wells in Salem Township, Monroe County, Ohio.

Press Release October 27, 2021

Groups Challenge Approvals for Mountaineer Fracked Gas Storage Wells

ODNR violated state regulations and the federal Safe Drinking Water Act

Press Release: Victory October 27, 2021

Danskammer Stopped: Stop Danskammer Coalition Applauds Permit Denial for Danskammer Fracked Gas Plant

This precedent-setting decision heeds the call of activists and community members to reject new fracked gas infrastructure and commit to clean, renewable energy.

Un manifestante ondea la bandera puertorriqueña durante una protesta pública contra la privatización del servicio de energía eléctrica en San Juan, Puerto Rico, en junio de 2021.
(Alejandro Granadillo / NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Article July 7, 2021

Por Qué Puerto Rico Necesita del Sol Para Un Futuro Con Energía Limpia

La llaman la “Isla del Encanto”, pero si las empresas de combustibles fósiles se salen con la suya, la magia simplemente no durará.

The proposed Kalama methanol refinery, to be located on the banks of the Columbia River, would be the largest methanol-producing facility in the world. It is a threat to our health and the climate.
(Photo courtesy of Columbia Riverkeeper)
feature June 11, 2021

What You Need To Know About The Massive Proposed Kalama Gas-to-Methanol Facility

A guide explaining the health and climate risks posed by constructing a massive methanol-producing facility on the banks of the scenic Columbia River near Kalama, Washington.

Press Release: Victory June 11, 2021

Washington Climate Activists Celebrate Victory Over Massive Fracked Gas Refinery

Amid strong opposition and legal defeats, developers end pursuit of world’s largest fracked gas-to-methanol refinery

A fracking site in Vaca Muerta, Argentina.
(Cristian Martin / Getty Images)
case April 23, 2021

Supporting a Fracking Challenge in Mendoza, Argentina

In support of our Argentinian partner OIKOS’s lawsuit, Earthjustice filed a “friend of the court” (amicus curiae) brief challenging Mendoza regulations that allow unconventional oil and gas drilling, also known as “fracking.” We provide the Mendoza Supreme Court with numerous examples from scientific and government studies on the experience of fracking in the United States…

Press Release: Victory January 19, 2021

Washington Rejects Massive Methanol Refinery

Fracked gas refinery and export terminal would have significant climate impact

Document January 12, 2021

Renewed Motion To Strike – Danskammer NY

A motion arguing that Danskammer has not provided an adequate explanation of how it will eventually convert its proposed gas plant to run on Renewable Natural Gas or hydrogen.