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Press Release May 1, 2024

Earthjustice Slams Congressional Votes on Anti-Environmental Bills

“This week鈥檚 votes are the anti-Earth week nobody asked for.”

document April 25, 2024

Letter in Opposition to Stauber Alaska Bill

HR 6285 would undo the Biden administration’s actions on the Arctic.

 Caribou make their way across the Lake Teshekpuk area of northern Alaska. (Kiliii Yuyan for Earthjustice)
Update April 19, 2024

New Rules Protect Millions of Acres of Alaska鈥檚 Western Arctic from Future Oil Drilling

Over 10 million acres of ecologically sensitive land is now off limits to oil and gas drilling

Caribou in the Western Arctic.
(Kiliii Y眉yan for Earthjustice)
Press Release April 19, 2024

Earthjustice Applauds New Rules Limiting Future Oil Drilling in Western Arctic

Biden administration unveils new regulations that will help preserve 13 million acres in Alaska

(U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)
feature December 20, 2023

2023: Another Big Year Defending the Arctic

With your support, this year, we kept up the fight to preserve Arctic lands and waters that are critical to the survival of wildlife, culturally important to Indigenous peoples, and serve as vital bulwarks against climate change.

Caribou in the Western Arctic, the region where the Willow Project is being planned. (Kiliii Yuyan for Earthjustice)
Article November 22, 2023

Disrupting the Willow Project and Big Oil鈥檚 Even Bigger Dreams

Earthjustice filed an appeal and a motion to prevent construction on the Alaska mega-project. Here’s what comes next.

Fossil fuel pipelines crossing the Western Arctic in Alaska. (Kiliii Yuyan for Earthjustice)
Update November 17, 2023

We Just Filed an Appeal to Stop the Willow Project

Willow would be catastrophic for the climate, and we will not drop our challenge.

Press Release November 10, 2023

Tras Fallo Que Favorece al Proyecto Petrolero Willow, Grupos Presentar谩n Apelaci贸n

Grupos conservacionistas prometen seguir luchando contra el proyecto de combustibles f贸siles de ConocoPhillips en el 脕rtico

Caribou in the western Arctic. (Kiliii Y眉yan for Earthjustice)
Press Release November 9, 2023

Alaska District Court Rules Willow Oil Project Can Proceed; Conservation Groups Plan To File Appeal

Groups vow to keep up the fight against ConocoPhillips fossil fuel project in Arctic

document November 9, 2023

Willow Oil Project: Alaska District Court Decision

Groups vow to keep up the fight against ConocoPhillips fossil fuel project in Arctic

Press Release September 6, 2023

Earthjustice Celebra Cancelaci贸n De Ofertas Para Exploraci贸n en Refugios En El 脕rtico Y Otras Acciones Propuestas

La administraci贸n Biden cancela ofertas ilegales y abre nuevos procesos que podr铆an preservar las preciadas tierras 谩rticas en Alaska, pero se necesita m谩s para abordar la mayor amenaza clim谩tica: m谩s perforaciones en los arrendamientos de petr贸leo y gas existentes en el 脕rtico occidental.

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in the Brooks Range mountains, Alaska. (Patrick J. Endres / Getty Images)
Update: Victory September 6, 2023

In Big Win for Arctic, Government Cancels Illegal Oil Leases in Alaska

Earthjustice has advocated for decades in courts and Congress to protect these lands.

The 19 million acres of tundra, rivers and mountains of the Arctic Refuge shelter migratory birds from all 50 states and six continents each summer. To the Gwich'in people of northeast Alaska, this is sacred ground. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
Press Release September 6, 2023

Earthjustice Celebrates Cancellation of Arctic Refuge Leases and Proposed Future Actions

Biden administration cancels illegal leases and opens new processes that could preserve cherished Arctic lands in Alaska. More is needed to tackle the biggest climate threat: further oil drilling on existing oil and gas leases in the Western Arctic鈥

Endangered beluga whale, photographed during a hexacopter photogrammetry study of the Cook Inlet population. (Paul Wade / NOAA Fisheries)
Press Release August 11, 2023

Lawsuit Challenges Federal Approval of Alaska LNG Exports

Energy Department export approval failed to fully assess project鈥檚 climate, environmental harms

document August 11, 2023

Petition for Review, DOE Approval of Alaska LNG Exports

Conservation groups sued the federal government today for approving exports from the Alaska LNG Project, which would transport gas from Alaska鈥檚 North Slope to Asia. The lawsuit challenges the U.S. Department of Energy鈥檚 (DOE) export approval for failing to fully assess the project鈥檚 climate and environmental harms.

Endangered beluga whale, photographed during a hexacopter photogrammetry study of the Cook Inlet population. (Paul Wade / NOAA Fisheries)
case August 11, 2023

Alaska LNG Project

Proposed by the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC), an Alaska state-owned corporation, the $38.7 billion fossil-fuel infrastructure project to export liquified methane gas involves constructing an 807-mile pipeline that would bisect the state from north to south, spanning a distance roughly the width of Texas. Construction would affect 35,474 acres of land, 45% of which…

document July 26, 2023

Motion for Leave to File Bill of Complaint – Pebble Mine

Alaska seeks to strike down an EPA determination issued in January 2023 to protect the Bristol Bay watershed under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act.

Press Release May 15, 2023

Environmental Groups Request Rehearing of Dept. of Energy鈥檚 Approval of Alaska LNG Project

The DOE rehearing is the next legal step in fighting another carbon bomb and one of the largest U.S. infrastructure projects ever proposed