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Electrical lines in Washington state with Mount Rainier in the background. (Mint Images / Getty Images)
From the Experts May 16, 2024

Greening the Gas System

How utility commission “ratemaking” cases have advanced clean buildings and climate justice in Washington state.

NW Natural was one of the fossil fuel companies protested against during a Portland Youth Climate Strike march in Portland, Oregon on May 20, 2022. (Nick Cunningham / DeSmog.com)
Article May 13, 2024

How We Stopped a Gas Utility’s Scheme to Propagandize Children

A gas utility in Oregon tried to charge customers for its lobbying in schools — part of the gas industry’s longstanding efforts to push for increasing fossil fuel use nationwide. Then we stepped in.

NW Natural was one of the fossil fuel companies protested against during a Portland Youth Climate Strike march in Portland, Oregon on May 20, 2022. (Nick Cunningham / DeSmog.com)
Press Release April 19, 2024

Climate and Justice Groups Urge Oregon Regulators to Reject Utility Rate Hike That Would Harm Customers and Thwart Climate Goals

NW Natural seeks to increase profits and expand its gas system at ratepayers’ expense

In the News: Tampa Bay Times April 17, 2024

The obscure but powerful politicians who control Florida’s energy

Bradley Marshall, Attorney, Florida Office: “It’s not a secret that the utilities have a great deal of political power in Florida and have been able to get statutes that are beneficial to their interests and they’ve gotten favorable decisions at the Florida Public Service Commission.”

Press Release: Victory February 8, 2024

Advocates and Consumers Energy Reach Agreement on Critical Energy Efficiency Programs

Michigan Public Service Commission approves settlement agreement that will significantly help utility customers

An outside unit to a heat pump system outside a home in Juneau, Alaska. (Michael Penn for Earthjustice)
Article November 21, 2023

A Cold Alaska City Has Become a Heat Pump Hub

The ‘electrify everything’ movement is taking off in Juneau, Alaska.

Solar panels.
(Guenter Guni / iStockphoto)
Press Release: Victory November 17, 2023

Landmark Decision in Case Brought by Louisville Gas & Electric and Kentucky Utilities Companies Signals Progress in Transition From Coal to Clean Energy

Kentucky Public Service Commission approves major solar buildout and two of four coal plant retirements, expands customer efficiency programs and denies one of two proposed gas plants

Press Release November 14, 2023

Earthjustice Intervenes in Attack on Water Heater Efficiency Standards

We’ll continue to affirm DOE’s responsibility to adopt strong efficiency standards

Members of POWER Interfaith (credit: POWER Interfaith)
Press Release: Victory November 9, 2023

Residents of Philadelphia Successfully Challenge Their Gas Utility and Secure Significant Victories for Affordable Utilities

Local congregations organized to fight Philadelphia Gas Works’ rate increase and demand prudent infrastructure investments for a climate-constrained world

Press Release November 1, 2023

Climate and Consumer Organizations Call on Con Edison to Leave American Gas Association over Health Disinformation, Climate Fights

Pressure is increasing for utilities to leave AGA as new reporting details decades of disinformation about health risks of gas stoves

A pump jack over an oil well along Interstate 25 near Dacono, Colo., on Dec. 22, 2018. (David Zalubowski / AP)
Article October 13, 2023

For Big Oil and Gas, Greenwashing is the New Climate Denial

Instead of outright climate denial, the new fossil fuel industry strategy is delaying action on climate change through confusing greenwashing tactics.

Press Release October 12, 2023

FERC orders MISO to address issues Earthjustice raised in our challenge to its Order 2222 proposal

FERC finds MISO’s proposal did not adequately permit distributed energy resources to participate in MISO wholesale energy markets

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: Victory August 7, 2023

Industry Plaintiffs Drop Lawsuit Challenging Washington State’s Climate-Friendly Building Codes

The industry request to drop the legal challenge in federal court is a win for climate and health advocates and marks the second Northwest electrification legal victory in a week

Press Release July 18, 2023

Federal Court Denies Gas Industry Request to Block Washington State’s Climate-Friendly Building Codes

In a win for climate and health advocates, work will continue on Washington’s new building electrification codes

DTE’s Monroe coal-fired power plant, Sept. 15, 2020. Retiring this massive polluter sooner will bring public health benefits and avoid millions of tons of CO2 emissions per year. (Ted Auch / FracTracker Alliance, 2020)
Press Release: Victory July 12, 2023

DTE, Sierra Club, Earthjustice, Others, File Settlement for Energy Plan

Settlement with Earthjustice hastens retirement of coal power in Michigan, mandates clean energy

Clean and electric trucks sit on display at an event on new national clean air standards for heavy-duty trucks near the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Headquarters on December 20, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Anna Moneymaker / Getty Images)
feature June 5, 2023

Advancing Zero-Emission Medium and Heavy-Duty Vehicles and Environmental Justice Through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Our Stories June 5, 2023 Advancing Zero-Emission Medium and Heavy-Duty Vehicles and Environmental Justice Through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law President Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), also called the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) into law in November 2021. BIL authorizes nearly $1.2 trillion over 5 years, nearly $600 billion of which is related…

document May 31, 2023

Testimony PA PUC v Philadelphia Gas Works

Testimony of Dorie K Seavey, Ben Havumaki, Mark Kleinginna on behalf of POWER Interfaith.

In the News: Empire State of Carbon May 12, 2023

We Just Won Climate!

Liz Moran from Earthjustice joins John and Juan-Pablo to break down the All-Electric Building Act, Build Public Renewables Act, and Cap & Invest Fund policies, and the awesome coalitions who won them.