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From the Experts May 31, 2023

Lo Que Usted Necesita Saber Sobre El Techo De La Deuda Y Sus Impactos En La Economía Y El Medio Ambiente

Los republicanos de la cámara baja negociaron un acuerdo peligroso para desmantelar las leyes ambientales y silenciar a las comunidades.

Storm clouds pass over the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. (Architect of the Capitol)
From the Experts May 31, 2023

What You Need to Know About the Debt Ceiling and Its Impacts on the Economy and the Environment

House Republicans brokered a dangerous deal to gut environmental laws and silence communities.

(Architect of the Capitol)
Press Release May 29, 2023

Debt Ceiling Deal a Slap in the Face to Environmental Justice Communities

Earthjustice slams Republican leaders for holding country’s economy hostage

In the News: Wall Street Journal May 18, 2023

The U.S. ‘Fast-Tracked’ a Power Project. After 17 Years, It Just Got Approved.

“Cancer clusters, asthma rates, premature deaths: they all tell the story of what can go wrong.”

Press Release May 2, 2023

Earthjustice Statement on the Reintroduction of Senator Manchin’s Permitting Bill

The bill is identical to the permitting provisions he attempted to add to multiple pieces of must-pass legislation last year.

A natural gas flare from an offshore oil drilling rig in Cook Inlet, Alaska.
(Paul Souders / Getty Images)
Press Release March 30, 2023

Republican Polluter Priorities Bill Worsens Climate Change and Environmental Injustices

Earthjustice urges House of Representatives to reject H.R. 1

Oil drilling rigs. (iStockphoto)
From the Experts March 29, 2023

It’s Time to Tell the Truth About Republicans’ Disastrous Energy Package

Republicans’ first major legislative package is a giveaway to corporate polluters.

A Louisiana Bucket Brigade bicycle tour in Norco, Louisiana, on Mar. 16, 2022. Leading the tour was Sheila Tahir, with the Louisiana Bucket Brigade, and Pastor Harry Joseph, a resident of St. James Parish and the pastor of Mt. Triumph Baptist Church. (Brad Zweerink / Earthjustice)
Press Release March 22, 2023

Earthjustice Applauds Reintroduction of the Environmental Justice for All Act

As Congress addresses the climate crisis and looks to rapidly build out the clean energy infrastructure of the future, this bill provides a blueprint for a better way forward that includes communities in the decision-making process from the beginning.

Press Release March 9, 2023

Earthjustice Statement on the Biden Administration’s Permitting Action Plan Guidance

“We are pleased to see the Biden administration take concrete actions on permitting so that we can quickly build the clean energy infrastructure we urgently need in a just and equitable way.”

Sharon Lavigne (left) joins in a moment of prayer at a community meeting in 2019. Lavigne founded RISE St. James to expose and eliminate unchecked industrial pollution in the southern Louisiana region commonly known as Cancer Alley.
(Alejandro Dávila Fragoso / Earthjustice)
Article February 2, 2023

How 600 Years of Environmental Violence Is Still Harming Black Communities

The first transatlantic voyages were only the beginning.

Navajo community leader Daniel Tso speaks out against fracking at a meeting that was required under the National Environmental Policy Act. The law gives communities a chance to speak out against projects that will impact them.
(Steven St. John for Earthjustice)
feature January 9, 2023

The People’s Environmental Law: National Environmental Policy Act

The National Environmental Policy Act helps communities protect themselves from dangerous, rushed or poorly planned federal projects. Join us in advocating for it.

A drilling site in the Western Arctic, west of Nuiqsut, Alaska.
(Kiliii Yuyan for Earthjustice)
Article: Victory December 15, 2022

Oil Project in Arctic Put on Pause, But Other Fights Remain

The oil drilling project Peregrine is on pause, but another carbon bomb — the Willow Project — could get the go-ahead.

Document November 23, 2022

Conservation Groups Comments on Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 259 and 261 Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement

It is imperative to minimize further oil and gas leasing and development in the Gulf of Mexico to protect the wellbeing of Gulf Coast communities and
abide by our nation’s climate commitments. This Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) process provides the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) an opportunity to take a hard look at the environmental, health, and social harms from Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) development and give them appropriate consideration when exercising its discretion in holding Lease Sales 259 and 261. The National Environmental Policy Act process provides guidance for BOEM’s decision-making process for those sales.

Press Release October 17, 2022

CHamoru Community Group Files Appeal to Protect Ancestral Lands from U.S. Air Force’s Open Detonation of Bombs, Other Munitions on Beach in Northern Guam

The appeal seeks reversal of the Guam District Court’s decision, which lets the Air Force shirk its duty to consider safer disposal technologies and locations for hazardous waste explosives

Press Release September 12, 2022

161 Social Justice, Conservation Groups Oppose Harmful Mining Provisions in Manchin’s Industry Side Deal

Congress must demand more mining oversight, not less

Document September 12, 2022

Mining Coaltion Side-deal opposition letter

Groups oppose mining provisions in side deal.

Press Release September 9, 2022

Members of Congress Deliver Strong Message to House Leadership: The Health and Voices of Communities are More Important than a Washington Insider Deal

Earthjustice Praises Congressional Letter Opposing Permitting Side-Deal in Continuing Resolution or Other Must-Pass Legislation

Press Release September 7, 2022

Legal Agreement Blocks Drilling on 58,000 Acres in Montana, Dakotas Pending New Analysis

Agreement resolves 2021 lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s failure to address harm from oil and gas extraction