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U.S. President Joe Biden, center, signs the Inflation Reduction Act with Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) (L) and House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) in the State Dining Room of the White House August 16, 2022 in Washington, D.C.  (Drew Angerer / Getty Images)
Press Release July 21, 2024

Earthjustice Statement on President Biden Withdrawing from the U.S. Presidential Race

“We are grateful that President Biden answered this call to serve when his country needed him the most, and that he has been unafraid to take bold action on protecting people and communities from the threat of climate change and deadly pollution.”

E-Commerce Warehouses by Potential Environmental Justice Area in NYC, 2022. (Alok Disa / Earthjustice)
Press Release July 18, 2024

As Prime Day Draws Record Profits and Extreme Truck Traffic, Assemblymember Marcela Mitaynes and ElectrifyNY Coalition Call for Clean Deliveries

Pivotal bill provides advancements in public health and clean air, prevents corporations from clustering mega-warehouses in low-income communities of color, and advances New York’s climate mandates

People cool off in misters along the Las Vegas Strip, Sunday, July 7, 2024, in Las Vegas. It was the hottest day on record for the city at 120 degrees Fahrenheit. (John Locher / AP)
Article July 17, 2024

Summer Is Overheating. Here’s What We’re Doing About It.

Burning fossil fuels is making summer more prone to extreme weather events. Here’s how we’re tackling the climate crisis.

View from the Newfound Gap overlook over the vast wilderness of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on the border of North Carolina and Tennessee. (ehrlif / Getty Images)
Article: Victory July 15, 2024

New Victory Will Bring Clearer Views and Cleaner Air to National Parks

The government is acting on plans to reduce haze pollution from burning fossil fuels near national parks in 32 states.

Split view of clear and hazy days in Shenandoah National Park. (National Park Service)
Press Release: Victory July 12, 2024

U.S. District Court Finalizes Haze Pollution Consent Decree to Speed Up Protections for Public Lands

Victory will bring clearer views and cleaner air to national parks

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 Contaminación del Aire

La Corte Suprema votó 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