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In the News: CBS News July 9, 2024

Colorado neighbors react to Suncor air quality violation: “This is just the beginning”

Ian Coghill, Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office: “EPA’s inspection and violation notice is a big step in the right direction, but it is just a first step. There is still a long road toward holding Suncor accountable for its many violations.”

Progress Rail’s EMD Joule Battery Electric Locomotive. (Progress Rail)
From the Experts July 9, 2024

Four Facts the Rail Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know About Zero-Emissions Trains

With California charting a course for zero-emissions rail, some of America’s oldest monopolies are conniving to hit the brakes on clean air. Don’t believe their misinformation.

Press Release July 5, 2024

New Jersey Lawmakers Propose to Cut Air Pollution from Warehouses and Ports

Bill would help clean New Jersey’s air at a time of exploding warehouse and port pollution

Sharon Lavigne of RISE St. James is an Earthjustice client and partner in a case against the “Sunshine Project” — a plant proposed by the Formosa Petrochemical Corporation. (Alejandro Dávila Fragoso / Earthjustice)
Press Release June 28, 2024

Formosa Plastics Must Follow New Federal Pollution Rules Designed to Keep People Healthy

Stricter rules on soot pollution could put Formosa Plastics in danger of losing its permits to operate

Heat pumps line the rooftop of an apartment building. Heat pumps provide both heating and cooling while using significantly less energy compared with other technologies. (alacatr / Getty Images)
Press Release June 27, 2024

Gas Industry Tries (Again) to Block Washington State’s Climate-Friendly Building Codes

Climate, health, and renewable energy groups intervene to defend new, progressive statewide building codes that took effect in March

A forklift is used to move sheets of steel from a stack. (Thomas Barwick / Getty Images)
Press Release June 27, 2024

California Passes First Zero-Emissions Forklift Rule in the U.S.

New standard will lift a load of smog by shifting 89,000 forklifts to zero emissions, saving the lives of 544 Californians

Press Release June 27, 2024

Corte Suprema Bloquea Plan Federal de ContaminaciĂłn del Aire

La Corte Suprema votĂł 5-4 para suspender el “Plan del Buen Vecino” de la EPA

The U.S. Supreme Court. (Shutterstock)
Press Release June 27, 2024

Supreme Court Blocks Life-Saving Federal Air Pollution Plan

The Supreme Court voted 5-4 to stay EPA’s “Good Neighbor Plan”

Emissions from a stack at the Mitchell Power Plant, a coal-powered plant, in Moundsville, WV, on Thurs., May 4, 2023. (Lauren Petracca for Earthjustice)
Update June 27, 2024

The Supreme Court Just Ruled on a Major Air Pollution Case

Health and environmental stakes are high as the Court ruled in favor of industrial polluters and political allies in their challenge of the EPA’s efforts to curb smog and protect communities.

document June 26, 2024

Formosa Title V Air Permit Comments

Commenters object to renewing the PM2.5 emissions limits in FG LA LLC’s (Formosa Plastics’) Title V operating permits, Nos. 3141-3154 (the “Title V Permits”) for a proposed petrochemical complex in St. James Parish.

Park visitors walk along a section of Great Salt Lake that used to be underwater at Great Salt Lake State Park on August 2, 2021, near Magna, Utah. (Justin Sullivan / Getty Images)
Article June 26, 2024

We’re Suing to Save the Great Salt Lake From Going to Dust

Millions of people could wind up breathing in toxic dust from newly exposed lakebed.

Vast warehouses bump up against homes in Southern California. (David McNew / The New York Times)
From the Experts June 24, 2024

California Reins in Its Smoggy Warehouse Problem

A new approach to mega warehouse pollution is showing early success in the fight against diesel pollution. Everyone should be talking about Indirect Source Rules.

Press Release June 21, 2024

Community Fights For Clean Air, Challenges Bloomington Warehouse In Court

Predominantly working class Latino community targeted with a disproportionate number of industrial projects

Aerial view of the smelting complex in the city of La Oroya, Peru in 2022. La Oroya is one of the most polluted localities on the planet. (Ernesto Benavides / AFP via Getty Images)
From the Experts: Victory June 20, 2024

La Oroya vs. PerĂş: Precedente HistĂłrico Sobre Derechos Humanos y el Medio Ambiente

La Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos estableciĂł un precedente importante para la fiscalizaciĂłn de la contaminaciĂłn industrial por parte de los Estados.

Aerial view of the smelting complex in the city of La Oroya, Peru in 2022. La Oroya is one of the most polluted localities on the planet. (Ernesto Benavides / AFP via Getty Images)
From the Experts: Victory June 20, 2024

La Oroya v. Peru: Historic Precedent on Human Rights and the Environment

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights set an important precedent for state oversight of industrial pollution.

Danskammer Energy's methane gas plant in Newburgh, NY, could have emitted nearly 2 million tons of carbon emissions per year and contributed to air pollution in the Hudson Valley. (Halbergman / Getty Images)
Press Release: Victory June 17, 2024

Danskammer Energy Abandons Plans to Construct a New Methane Gas Plant in Newburgh, NY

Construction of a new gas plant is incompatible with New York’s landmark clean energy law

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

Press Release June 13, 2024

Community Groups Challenge Permit for Washington’s First Industrial Wood Pellet Fuel Plant

The permit vastly underestimates harmful air pollution from the plant that would cause health impacts to residents in nearby communities