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Press Release June 17, 2024

NYS Houses Make Some Progress on Transportation but the Legislature Leaves Much to be Desired As Session Comes to a Close

ElectrifyNY Coalition Statement: In the wake of congestion pricing stall by Governor Hochul, NY legislators desperately need to pick up slack to tackle pollution, protect communities, and safeguard workers

The downtown Los Angeles skyline bathed in smog. (Daniel Stein / Getty Images)
Press Release: Victory June 7, 2024

Southern California Passes Landmark Rule to Electrify Water Heaters & Boilers

Southern California is set to replace over a million pieces of gas-powered equipment with zero-emissions technology and cut smog-harming NOx pollution by 5.6 tons per day

In the News: Los Angeles Times June 7, 2024

Own a pool in Southern California? New air-quality rule requires electric water heaters

Adrian Martinez, Attorney, Right to Zero: “When it comes to our industrial sector, we don’t have to boil the planet to boil water.”

In the News: Los Angeles Times June 5, 2024

‘Who’s going to live here?’ What happens when an e-commerce warehouse takes out your neighborhood

Adrian Martinez, Attorney, Right to Zero: “There are people who don’t want these warehouses in their communities, and they just want to be left with peace.”

In the News: Chicago Tribune May 31, 2024

Advocates meet in Chicago to call for new limits on freight train emissions: ‘Our lives literally depend on reform’

Yasmine Agelidis, Attorney, California Office, Earthjustice: “One thousand people are passing away earlier than they would otherwise, just because of diesel locomotives.”

In the News: The Mercury News May 23, 2024

Opinion: What Newsom should do next to curb Big Oil emissions

An opinion piece from Sasan Saadat (senior policy analyst on Earthjustice’s Right To Zero campaign) and Amelia Keyes (attorney at Communities for a Better Environment).

“Esta carta de la vicealcaldesa Torres-Springer es un momento decisivo para las comunidades de justicia ambiental en los cinco condados”, dijo la concejal Alexa Avilés.(Gerardo Romo / NYC Council Media Unit)
Press Release May 22, 2024

La Ciudad de Nueva York se Compromete a Regular los Almacenes de Última Milla

La ciudad también se ha comprometido a establecer una regla de fuente indirecta para regular las emisiones causadas por los almacenes de última milla

Councilmember Avilés Speaks at Last-Mile Coalition press conference. (Gerardo Romo / NYC Council Media Unit)
Press Release: Victory May 22, 2024

City of New York Commits to Regulating Last-Mile Warehouses Amid Calls to Address Growing Industry

The City has also committed to establishing an indirect source rule to regulate the emissions caused by last-mile warehouses, when finalized NYC will be the first city to implement an ISR

document May 22, 2024

NYC Last Mile Letter: Special Permit Processes

Empowers NYC Dept. of City Planning to enact an indirect source rule to regulate emissions associated with warehouse operations and would be coordinated with any necessary environmental review. The Dept. of City Planning will propose and advance a zoning change application that would regulate last-mile facilities via CPC special permit processes, begin stakeholder engagement in 2024, and issue a 30-day scoping notice by end of March 2025.

Power lines near Pittsburgh, Penn. (Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
Article May 14, 2024

The Solution to a Faster Clean Energy Transition? More Power Lines.

We know that a 100% clean energy requires more electricity transmission lines. Now, the federal government has taken sweeping action to modernize and build out the grid.

Lilian Bello spoke against a proposed natural gas plant in Oxnard, California, that, if allowed, would join three existing gas plants on the city’s beach.
(Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
feature May 13, 2024

A Fossil Fuel Company Tried to Put a Dirty Gas Plant on a Beautiful Coastline. It Failed.

Earthjustice’s work in state energy proceedings like California is driving the state, and the nation’s, clean energy transition.

A father cooks with his family on an induction stove. The building electrification movement has been gaining steam as a major climate and clean air solution (Halfpoint Images / Getty Images)
From the Experts May 9, 2024

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly from Maryland’s Legislative Session: Are Maryland’s Climate Mandates at Risk?

While Maryland passed several vital climate bills this session, the state budget includes last-minute rollbacks of crucial policies needed to meet the state’s climate goals.

The downtown Los Angeles skyline bathed in smog. (Daniel Stein / Getty Images)
From the Experts May 7, 2024

Southern California Can Boil Water Without Boiling the Planet

Efficient, modern, and clean. Heat pumps are heading for the industrial and commercial sectors in the nation’s manufacturing hub.

document May 7, 2024

Fact Sheet on AB 2083: Modernizing Industrial Manufacturing Act

A fact sheet on California’s Modernizing Industrial Manufacturing Act (AB 2083), which will ensure California develops a plan to cut air and climate pollution from thousands of industrial facilities by transitioning to zero-emissions solutions.

Andrea Vidaurre of the People's Collective for Environmental Justice speaks at a rally before a California Air Resources Board public hearing to consider proposed clean trucks regulation in 2022 in Sacramento Calif. (Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
feature April 29, 2024

Fighting to Breathe: Andrea Vidaurre is Taking on the Freight Industry’s Pollution from California to Washington, D.C.

“People should care about what’s going on here because all of us benefit from the goods movement system — no matter where you live.”

document April 24, 2024

Letter to CARB on Flawed Low Carbon Fuel Standard Amendment Process

A letter from a coalition of organizations to the California Air Resources Board regarding the Low Carbon Fuel Standard and the flawed public process during the current rulemaking.

Trucks haul shipping containers at the Port of Los Angeles, the nation's busiest port. Their emissions create diesel death zones along freight lines and freeways throughout the state. Trucks produce the pollution for 40% of California’s unhealthy smog problem.
(Getty Images)
Press Release April 24, 2024

Biden’s National Goal of a Zero-Emissions Freight Sector is a Momentous Step Towards an Electric Future

New national goal is announced with nearly $1 billion in grants from the Inflation Reduction Act for cities, states, and Tribes to electrify school buses, refuse trucks, and delivery trucks

Activists march in protest at the front gate to Southern California Gas Company's Ventura Compressor Station in Ventura, California. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images).
Press Release April 22, 2024

Utility Lobbying Thwarts Passage of SB 938 in Senate Energy Committee

Critical California legislation to keep utility lobbying and promotional advertising out of customers’ energy bills has been blocked