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In the News: Louisiana Record February 21, 2024

Louisiana environmental groups sue over EPA decision giving state agency authority over carbon-capture projects

James Yskamp, Attorney, Fossil Fuels Program: “All three of those groups alleged that Louisiana doesn’t have the expertise and resources to implement the program.”

Donaldsonville Primary School is located next to the CF Industries ammonia plant in Donaldsonville, Louisiana. CF Industries is planning a $200 million carbon capture operation at the facility.  (Bryan Tarnowski for Earthjustice)
Article February 14, 2024

Carbon Capture Is Giving a Second Life to Fossil Fuels – But It Doesn’t Have To

As carbon capture booms, communities in Louisiana are worried it will prolong the use of dirty fossil fuel plants.

In the News: Canary Media February 13, 2024

New York could rewrite its relationship to fossil gas with this bill

Liz Moran, Policy Advocate, Northeast Office: “The affordability provisions and the timelines for implementation are really important elements that the governor’s proposal left out. We still have a ways to go when it comes to negotiating the budget.”

In the News: Orlando Sentinel February 9, 2024

Florida could remove majority of climate change references from state law

Bradley Marshall, Attorney, Florida Office: “It does send a statement that even though we are seeing the impacts of climate change increasing every year in the state — more people being impacted by stronger hurricanes, we’re seeing sea level rise, we’re seeing hotter summers — that we don’t think that is something we should be…

In the News: The Colorado Sun February 9, 2024

Must a gas utility pay its own customers to unhook in the name of climate change? Colorado is about to find out.

Michael Hiatt, Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office: “It’s a long journey to get there, but we need to take those first steps now. Unfortunately some of the gas-only utilities are refusing to even begin to take these first steps.”

In the News: Grist February 8, 2024

Bitcoin mining uses a lot of energy. The US government is about to find out how much.

Mandy DeRoche, Attorney, Clean Energy Program: “This is nonpartisan data that’s collected from the miners themselves that no one else has. Understanding this data is the first step to understanding what we can do next.”

(Getty Images)
Press Release February 6, 2024

As Amazon Reports $170 Billion in Record Profits, ElectrifyNY Coalition Calls for Responsible Operations and Clean Deliveries

Tailpipe emissions pollute the air causing public health harms and exacerbate the climate crisis; Clean Deliveries Act will drive legislative and zero-emission solutions

A farmworker harvests strawberries in Salinas, California. (Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
Press Release February 2, 2024

130 Agriculture Researchers and Academics Urge Congressional Leadership to Support Robust Climate Research Funding in the 2024 Farm Bill

The joint letter calls for secured support of the vital USDA Climate Hubs

A large liquified natural gas transport ship sits docked in the Calcasieu River on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, near Cameron, Louisiana. (Jon Shapley / Houston Chronicle via Getty Images)
Article February 2, 2024

What You Need to Know About Oil and Gas Exports

Stopping the oil and gas export boom is critical to meet U.S. climate goals.

(Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)
Press Release January 31, 2024

Earthjustice Praises Selection of John Podesta as Biden Administration’s New Climate Envoy

“There is no better person to ensure true U.S. climate leadership on the world stage.”

Earthjustice’s Right to Zero campaign and allies held an event in support of the Green Transit, Green Jobs bill at the New York State Capitol on Tuesday, January 30, 2024 . This critical bill will facilitate the transition to electric buses and promote good manufacturing jobs in New York State. (Patrick Dodson for Earthjustice)
Press Release January 30, 2024

Green Transit, Green Jobs, Proposed Bill Brings Clean Transportation and Good Green Manufacturing Jobs to New York

The win-win legislation jump-starts cleaner air with emissions-free buses and provides green sector jobs; Lawmakers, union leaders, and advocates urge Governor Hochul to Include in 2025 NY Final Budget

A large liquified natural gas transport ship sits docked in the Calcasieu River on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, near Cameron, Louisiana. (Jon Shapley / Houston Chronicle via Getty Images)
Update January 26, 2024

Why the Biden Administration’s Shift on Gas Exports is a Big Deal

This change halts Calcasieu Pass 2 (CP2) and at least 13 other proposed gas export projects.

LNG transport ship at the New Fortress Energy facility in San Juan Harbor, Puerto Rico
(Courtesy of Myrna Conty)
Press Release January 26, 2024

Earthjustice Applauds Department of Energy’s Pause on LNG Exports

LNG exports drive us deeper into the climate crisis, pollute U.S. communities, and raise energy prices at home

A coalition of groups concerned about the proposed fracked-gas storage facility rallied in August 2019 before a Puget Sound Clean Air Agency hearing. Signs oppose LNG in Tacoma, where the area code is 253.
(Rachel Lee for Washington Environmental Council)
Press Release: Victory January 24, 2024

Puget Sound Energy Abandons Dangerous Expansion of Tacoma LNG Terminal

Facing lawsuit, PSE withdraws permits authorizing expanded use of its risky and controversial LNG facility for marine fuel and LNG bunkering

Sharon Lavigne, front, is fighting to keep a petrochemical plant out of her Louisiana community.
(Photo courtesy of Julie Dermansky)
feature January 23, 2024

Cancer Alley Rises Up

An overburdened community unites against Big Oil’s next big play.

Grizzly bear near Canyon, Yellowstone National Park. (Neal Herbert / NPS)
From the Experts January 18, 2024

Grizzly Bears Still Need Protections

Despite their precarious status, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is currently considering petitions from Wyoming and Montana to delist grizzly bears. Here’s how you can help.

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).
From the Experts January 17, 2024

You Shouldn’t Have to Pay for Utility Shenanigans in Your Energy Bill

New legislation can stop utilities like SoCalGas from abusing customer money to fight climate action.

Document January 16, 2024

Academic Letter: Climate Hubs to Ag Congress Leadership

We, the 130 undersigned academics and researchers, implore Congress to prioritize the codification of this program under the Farm Bill and ensure its consistent annual appropriations.