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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.

Kendall Edmo, with her two year old daughter, in the Badger-Two Medicine.
(Rebecca Drobis for Earthjustice)
feature September 1, 2023

Too Sacred To Drill

The Blackfeet Nation has prevailed in a four-decade fight to fend off oil and gas development in the Badger-Two Medicine region of Montana.

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

The Colstrip coal-fired power plant in Montana in 2004. (Larry Mayer / Getty Images)
From the Experts June 15, 2023

Billions in Hydrogen Tax Credits Could Be Given to Polluters

A sobering look behind the curtain on hydrogen tax credits in the Inflation Reduction Act.

Danskammer Energy's methane gas plant in Newburgh, NY, could have emitted nearly 2 million tons of carbon emissions per year and contributed to air pollution in the Hudson Valley. (Halbergman / Getty Images)
Press Release: Victory June 15, 2023

Danskammer Energy Pauses Plans to Construct a Methane Gas Plant in Newburgh, NY

The permit proceeding will be paused for one year and Danskammer will not challenge recent rulings

In the News: DeSmog May 8, 2023

EPA Weighs Superfund Status for Ohio Facility Handling Radioactive Oilfield Waste

Megan Hunter, Attorney, Fossil Fuels Program, Earthjustice: “It is truly a victory to have caught the agency’s attention and secured action, particularly when the source is a toxic substance that EPA has thus far been reluctant to regulate.”

Press Release April 28, 2023

Coalition Reaction to Governor’s Announcement: New York to Enact First-in-the-Nation State Law Ending Gas in New Buildings

Announcement of historic anti-pollution action would save money and save lives, but key details are unknown, including whether the gas lobby’s “poison pill” is included

Un manifestante ondea la bandera puertorriqueña durante una protesta pública contra la privatización del servicio de energía eléctrica en San Juan, Puerto Rico, en junio de 2021.
(Alejandro Granadillo / NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Article April 11, 2023

La Luz Solar es la Solución para Puerto Rico

Un uso extensivo de placas solares en techos y azoteas permitiría que Puerto Rico tenga energía confiable, segura y económica.

A protester waves the Puerto Rican flag during a public demonstration against the privatization of the island's electric power service in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in June 2021.
(Alejandro Granadillo / NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Article April 11, 2023

The Sun is the Energy Solution for Puerto Rico

Rooftop solar with battery storage will finally enable the territory to have reliable and inexpensive energy. You can help make it happen.

Cedar Falls in Hocking Hills State Park, Ohio. (David Arment / Getty Images)
Update April 6, 2023

Ohio’s Bizarre New Law Will Require the Leasing of State Parks for Fracking

The bill will also redefine methane gas as “green energy,” and prevent local control of pesticides. We’re suing to stop this oil and gas feeding frenzy.

Press Release April 6, 2023

Ohio Groups Ask Judge for a Temporary Restraining Order to Block Unconstitutional Law from Going Into Effect Requiring Mandatory Oil and Gas Leasing in State Parks

The new “poultry” law would require the leasing of state parks for fracking, redefine methane gas as “green energy,” and various other unrelated subjects, violating Ohio’s constitution

Press Release April 6, 2023

While National Grid scrambles to tear down New York’s Climate Law, No North Brooklyn Pipeline Alliance Celebrates Another Defeat Of National Grid In The North Brooklyn Fracked Gas Pipeline Fight

Community vows to stay vigilant in response to National Grid’s threat to re-apply for its fracked gas vaporizers and its current lobbying to undermine New York’s climate law

Black plume rises over East Palestine, Ohio, as a result of a controlled detonation of a portion of the derailed Norfolk Southern train, Feb. 6, 2023. If the fossil fuel industry gets its way, many more trains will pass through the region soon, adding to a slew of environmental threats posed by the industry’s plans for the Ohio River Valley.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
Article March 16, 2023

Putting a Lid on Plastics Production in the Ohio River Valley

Residents are challenging industry’s petrochemicals push into the region, and Earthjustice’s legal strategy has helped them notch an early win.

Document February 6, 2023

Testimony of Raul Garcia: Energy and Commerce Hearing

Testimony of Raul Garcia, Legislative Director for Healthy Communities, Earthjustice, before the United States House of Representatives Joint Energy, Climate, and Grid Security Subcommittee and Environment, Manufacturing, and Critical Materials Subcommittee Legislative Hearing: “Unleashing American Energy, Lowering Energy Costs, and Strengthening Supply Chains.”

Document January 26, 2023

Memorandum of Law Clean Air: Coalition of Western New York against Fortistar

The Public Service Commission’s decision to allow Digihost’s and Fortistar’s transaction will result in increased demand for the gas plant, resulting in a dramatic increase in its greenhouse gas emissions and interfering with New York’s achievement of its greenhouse gas limits.

Pumpjacks operating at the Kern River Oil Field in Bakersfield, California in 2015.
(Jae C. Hong / AP)
Press Release September 8, 2022

Oil and Gas Permits on Public Lands in California Routinely Violate Federal Law

San Joaquin Valley Communities face disproportionate harms from the air, water, and climate pollution worsened by fossil fuel extraction.

Press Release: Victory August 1, 2022

Legal Agreements Block Drilling, Fracking Across 1 Million Acres in Central California

New oil and gas leasing on public lands in California will be suspended, advancing efforts by public interest groups to protect community health and the climate from fossil fuels