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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.

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

If the Oil Industry Gets Its Wish, the Ohio River Valley Could See More Toxic Trains

A plan to build more petrochemical plants has already begun, but locals are fighting back.

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.

Kendall Edmo, with her two year old daughter, in the Badger-Two Medicine.
(Rebecca Drobis for Earthjustice)
feature November 15, 2022

Too Sacred To Drill

As Earthjustice built its legal case to protect the Badger-Two Medicine area, the Blackfeet Nation built a movement, drawn together by collective outrage over the oil industry’s demands to drill a treasured landscape.

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

Press Release December 20, 2021

Puyallup Tribe, Community Organizations Challenge Dangerous Tacoma LNG Facility

Permits based on flawed and dangerous analysis put community at risk

Press Release: Victory October 28, 2021

Fossil Fuels Rejected: New York DEC Denies Permits for Astoria Gas-fueled Power Plant in Queens, New York

Decision marks a major win for the health of environmental justice communities in New York City

Document October 27, 2021

Mandamus Petition CORR 10th Circuit Mountaineer Storage Hub Gas

Relators seek a writ of mandamus to compel Respondents, officers within the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (“ODNR”), to vacate, invalidate, or otherwise cancel the three drilling permits that Respondents issued to Powhatan Salt Company to drill new solution mining wells in Salem Township, Monroe County, Ohio.

Press Release October 27, 2021

Groups Challenge Approvals for Mountaineer Fracked Gas Storage Wells

ODNR violated state regulations and the federal Safe Drinking Water Act

Press Release: Victory October 27, 2021

Danskammer Stopped: Stop Danskammer Coalition Applauds Permit Denial for Danskammer Fracked Gas Plant

This precedent-setting decision heeds the call of activists and community members to reject new fracked gas infrastructure and commit to clean, renewable energy.

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 July 7, 2021

Por Qué Puerto Rico Necesita del Sol Para Un Futuro Con Energía Limpia

La llaman la “Isla del Encanto”, pero si las empresas de combustibles fósiles se salen con la suya, la magia simplemente no durará.

The proposed Kalama methanol refinery, to be located on the banks of the Columbia River, would be the largest methanol-producing facility in the world. It is a threat to our health and the climate.
(Photo courtesy of Columbia Riverkeeper)
feature June 11, 2021

What You Need To Know About The Massive Proposed Kalama Gas-to-Methanol Facility

A guide explaining the health and climate risks posed by constructing a massive methanol-producing facility on the banks of the scenic Columbia River near Kalama, Washington.