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Press Release May 29, 2023

Debt Ceiling Deal a Slap in the Face to Environmental Justice Communities

Earthjustice slams Republican leaders for holding country’s economy hostage

In the News: E&E News May 24, 2023

Interior’s oil plan is coming. Here’s what to watch.

Michael Freeman, Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office, Earthjustice: “The federal government itself is this country’s single largest source of fossil fuels. The oil and gas rule is a prime opportunity for BLM to address our climate goals and bring the federal program into alignment with what we’re trying to do as a nation.”

(Samantha Lee / Earthjustice)
Article May 19, 2023

How’s the Biden Administration Doing on the Climate Crisis?

Earthjustice’s attorneys and policy experts rated the administration’s progress.

In the News: Clean Technica May 18, 2023

Vermont Legislature Pushes For End To Polluting Heating Equipment

Sasan Saadat, Senior Research and Policy Analyst, Clean Energy Program: “What’s missing from that message is an honest assessment of how scant the supply of sustainable RNG is and how risky the potential is that RNG could actually increase climate impacts.”

Induction stoves offer quicker, hotter cooking experiences with no side of gas pollution. (Halfpoint Images / Getty Images)
From the Experts May 18, 2023

It’s Time for Governor Moore to Go Big on Climate Action

Maryland has proposed history-making legislation that could make the state a leader in climate action

The Bad and White rivers flow through the Bad River Reservation and into Lake Superior in northern Wisconsin. Enbridge's Line 5 pipeline currently crosses both rivers and threatens the Bad River watershed and reservation. (Jaida Grey Eagle for Earthjustice)
Update May 15, 2023

Wisconsin Tribe Seeks Emergency Shutdown of Imperiled Line 5 Pipeline

The pipeline is a few yards from exposure to the Bad River, risking a leak that could spread oil into the Great Lakes.

Press Release May 15, 2023

Environmental Groups Request Rehearing of Dept. of Energy’s Approval of Alaska LNG Project

The DOE rehearing is the next legal step in fighting another carbon bomb and one of the largest U.S. infrastructure projects ever proposed

Document May 15, 2023

Alaska LNG DOE Rehearing Request

The Sierra Club and Earthjustice filed for rehearing of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) decision to grant approval for the exports from the proposed Alaska LNG project, a $38.7 billion fossil-fuel infrastructure plan to export liquified methane gas (LNG). Sierra Club and Earthjustice are also representing Cook Inletkeeper and the Center for Biological Diversity in the DOE rehearing request.

Document May 15, 2023

Environmental Group Comments on FERC Environmental Justice Roundtable

Earthjustice, Natural Resources Defense Council, Center for Biological Diversity, and Sierra Club submitted comments for how FERC can better incorporate environmental justice and equity considerations into its decisions on jurisdictional infrastructure permitting processes.

In the News: Michigan Advance May 11, 2023

As the anniversary of Enbridge’s refusal to shut down Line 5 approaches, groups press Biden admin

Debbie Chizewer, Managing Attorney of the Midwest Regional Office, Earthjustice: “This 70-year-old pipeline is operating a full 20 years past its design lifetime. Line 5 threatens Tribal Nations and violates the State of Michigan’s shutdown order. It’s time to retire Line 5. Every day that oil flows through the pipeline is another day we risk…

Press Release: Victory May 8, 2023

Groups Urge Governor to Sign Colorado Ozone Bill, Call for Strong Action From Interim Committee

Protecting Communities From Air Pollution Act seen as a starting point for much-needed reform

Empire State Building and Manhattan skyline, New York City. (Matteo Colombo / Getty Images)
Update May 5, 2023

These Four States Just Got a Lot Closer to a Zero-Emissions Future

We’re celebrating big clean energy victories in California, Maryland, Colorado, and New York.

Document May 3, 2023

New Polling on Clean Energy and Permitting Reform

Climate Power, Earthjustice, and Data for Progress conducted a national survey from April 1-2, 2023, of 1,243 likely voters to assess their preferences surrounding permitting reform.

A drill ship anchored in the Gulf of Mexico, off the Louisiana coast in 2021.
(Brad Zweerink / Earthjustice)
Press Release April 28, 2023

Court Ends Challenge to Faulty Gulf Lease Sale 257

Fossil fuel industry can drill offshore for decades to come, despite unresolved legal shortcomings

Document April 28, 2023

Lease Sale 257 Post-IRA Ruling

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed a lawsuit against the Interior Department that was brought by environmental groups challenging Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 257 – the largest offshore lease sale in U.S. history.

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

Document April 20, 2023

CEJA-SEU-008 Audit Q12-15

SoCalGas responses to questions 12-15, data request number: CEJA-SEU-008.

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 /
Article April 20, 2023

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.