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North Antelope Rochelle Mine, Campbell County, Wyoming. (Ecoflight)
Press Release February 21, 2024

Ninth Circuit Decision Throws Out Coal Leasing Challenge

Northern Cheyenne Tribe and conservation groups urge Interior Department to act on coal

Oil drilling infrastructure in the Gulf of Mexico. (Brad Zweerink for Earthjustice)
Press Release February 12, 2024

Environmental and Gulf Groups React to API Lawsuit Against Interior Dept. Targeting Five-Year Offshore Leasing Program; Seek Stronger Protections for Gulf of Mexico

As the oil industry pursues a max-out strategy for fossil fuel development in the Gulf with a new legal challenge, advocates flag serious climate, public health, and environmental concerns

Document February 12, 2024

Legal Challenge: Five-Year Offshore Leasing Program

Environmental groups and Gulf-based organizations filed a legal challenge to hold the Interior Department accountable for failing to adequately consider the public health impacts on frontline communities in its final Five-Year Program.

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.

Document December 11, 2023

CP2 Sign On Letter to President Biden

More than 200 climate, environmental justice, public health, faith, and community organizations signed on to a letter urging President Biden and Energy Secretary Granholm to reject Calcasieu Pass 2 LNG export license and update the Department of Energy’s methods for evaluating the public interest in LNG exports.

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)
Press Release December 11, 2023

More Than 230 Climate, Health and Environmental Justice Groups Urge Biden Administration To Reject CP2 LNG

CP2’s exports would result in massive climate harms at home and abroad

Oil and gas operations near residential areas in Colorado. (Chris Schneider for Earthjustice)
Press Release December 2, 2023

Earthjustice Applauds EPA For Finalizing Strong Safeguards Against Methane Pollution

Methane standards will cut climate pollution, safeguard public health and advance environmental justice

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’s 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.

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, DC. (Drew Angerer / Getty Images)
Press Release November 14, 2023

Earthjustice Statement on the National Climate Assessment

The U.S. must urgently move away from fossil fuels to build a just clean energy future

Caribou in the western Arctic. (Kiliii Yüyan 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 October 16, 2023

Legal Complaint: Signal Peak Coal Mine Causing Cave-Ins, Safety Hazards

Signal Peak failing to comply with permit requirements to reclaim lands affected by subsidence

Update September 29, 2023

A Scaled-Back Offshore Leasing Plan Opens Door to Decades of Oil Extraction

The sales under this program would lock the U.S. into up to 70 additional years of offshore oil and gas extraction, further burdening the health of Gulf communities and imperiling our climate.

Oil drilling infrastructure in the Gulf of Mexico. (Brad Zweerink for Earthjustice)
Press Release September 29, 2023

Earthjustice Responds to Biden Administration’s Final Five-Year Offshore Oil-and-Gas Leasing Program

The plan is considerably slimmed down from original proposal but still offers up the Gulf to oil and gas industry

Document September 29, 2023

Fact Sheet: Five-Year Offshore Oil & Gas Leasing Program

Earthjustice analyzed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and the Act’s connection between offshore oil and gas leasing and renewable energy leasing. Even under Earthjustice’s strictest reading of the IRA, Interior does not need to include more than a single oil and gas sale to allow for all planned federal offshore wind leasing.

Document September 25, 2023

Earthjustice Responds to Initial Fifth Circuit Ruling on Appeal of Court Order to Remove Protections for Endangered Whale from Gulf Lease Sale

Court allows Department of Interior to delay Gulf of Mexico oil and gas auction to November 8, 2023.