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Electricity transmission lines. (Tim Peters / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Press Release December 13, 2023

Earthjustice Statement on the Clean Electricity and Transmission Act

Earthjustice hails new legislation as the first step we need for a clean energy transition that balances urgency with a just and fair process for engaging stakeholders and communities in energy development.

Members of Mālama Mākua photographed after the ceremony of the opening of the Makahiki in Mākua in 2016. (Courtesy of Mālama Mākua)
Press Release: Victory December 1, 2023

Hawai‘i’s Mākua Valley Forever Protected from Explosive Military Training

After 25 years of community advocacy, the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of the Army declare Mākua safe from future use of mortars, artillery, and other live-fire training

Mākua beach and valley on the west coast of O‘ahu, Hawai‘i. (Backyard Production / Getty Images)
Article: Victory December 1, 2023

Hawaiʻi’s Valleys Get Permanent Protection from Damaging Military Training

After decades of advocacy, the Secretary of Defense announced that live-fire training will never happen at the Mākua Military Reservation again.

Border walls, such as the one in Nacos, Arizona, have already impacted the environment, disrupting the natural migration of animals and causing flooding.
(Getty Images)
Press Release October 5, 2023

Earthjustice Condemns Biden Administration’s Waiver of Laws to Build Border Wall

The administration will waive 26 laws — including bedrock environmental protections — to facilitate its rapid construction

Offshore oil and gas platforms are a common site in the Gulf of Mexico, including this one off the Louisiana coast. (Brad Zweerink / Earthjustice)
Press Release August 25, 2023

Lawsuit Challenges Massive Offshore Lease Sale for Failing to Properly Consider Gulf Communities and Climate

The lease sale is scheduled close to release of Five-Year Program, which may include 10+ additional offshore oil lease sales

Document August 25, 2023

Complaint: Gulf of Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sale 261

Plaintiffs challenge the unlawful decision by Secretary of the Interior Debra Haaland to hold Gulf of Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sale 261 based on insufficient and arbitrary environmental analyses, in violation of the National Environmental Policy Act and the Administrative Procedure Act.

(Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)
Article August 16, 2023

The Biggest Climate Spending Bill Ever Just Turned One. Here’s What It Has Achieved.

We’re celebrating a booming clean economy, lower energy costs, a path forward to reducing harmful pollution, and more than 170,600 new clean energy jobs so far.

Navajo community leader Daniel Tso speaks out against fracking at a meeting that was required under the National Environmental Policy Act. The law gives communities a chance to speak out against projects that will impact them.
(Steven St. John for Earthjustice)
Press Release July 28, 2023

Earthjustice Hails Biden Administration’s NEPA Phase II Proposed Rule

Pledges to work with the administration on strengthening climate and environmental justice considerations

The Patagonia Mountains in Arizona provide a key corridor for jaguars and ocelots moving north from Mexico to their range in the United States. (Patrick Alexander)
Press Release July 14, 2023

Court Order Sought to Block Mining Exploration in Arizona’s Patagonia Mountains

Conservation groups also file notice of intent to sue Biden administration over violations of the Endangered Species Act

Homes in Washington, D.C.’s Brookland neighborhood were condemned to clear room for a highway in the 1960s. The community fought back.
(Image courtesy of Brig Cabe / D.C. Public Library)
Article July 13, 2023

How ‘Freeway Revolts’ Helped Create the People’s Environmental Law

The National Environmental Policy Act is a tool to uplift the people’s environmental voice. Grassroots activists in an iconic Black community paved the way for the law to pass unanimously.

A controlled burn of oil from the BP oil spill sends towers of fire hundreds of feet into the air over the Gulf of Mexico on June 9, 2010. More than 200 million gallons of oil polluted the Gulf of Mexico during the 201 BP Deepwater Horizon disaster. (PO1 James Masson / U.S. Coast Guard)
Press Release July 12, 2023

Gulf and Environmental Groups Call on Interior Department to End Routine Fast-Tracking of Offshore Oil Drilling Projects

Petition outlines how decades-old use of “categorical exclusion” allows companies to skip over risk assessments in oil and gas “sacrifice zone”

Navajo community leader Daniel Tso speaks at a meeting at the chapter house in Counselor New Mexico where the Bureau of Land Management was hearing public comments on proposed new sites for leasing rights to additional drilling in the San Juan Basin. (Steven St. John for Earthjustice)
From the Experts July 5, 2023

New NEPA Guidance Can Give Us the Roadmap to a Just and Equitable Clean Energy Future

The Biden Administration is working to reverse former-President Trump’s reckless rollbacks of NEPA. Here’s what it should consider.

The Patagonia Mountains in Arizona provide a key corridor for jaguars and ocelots moving north from Mexico to their range in the United States. (Patrick Alexander)
Press Release June 20, 2023

Lawsuit Targets Mineral Exploration Threatening Arizona’s Patagonia Mountains, Endangered Species

Conservation groups sued the U.S. Forest Service today to challenge its authorization of two mineral exploration projects

From the Experts May 31, 2023

Lo Que Usted Necesita Saber Sobre El Techo De La Deuda Y Sus Impactos En La Economía Y El Medio Ambiente

Los republicanos de la cámara baja negociaron un acuerdo peligroso para desmantelar las leyes ambientales y silenciar a las comunidades.

Storm clouds pass over the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. (Architect of the Capitol)
From the Experts May 31, 2023

What You Need to Know About the Debt Ceiling and Its Impacts on the Economy and the Environment

House Republicans brokered a dangerous deal to gut environmental laws and silence communities.

(Architect of the Capitol)
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: Wall Street Journal May 18, 2023

The U.S. ‘Fast-Tracked’ a Power Project. After 17 Years, It Just Got Approved.

“Cancer clusters, asthma rates, premature deaths: they all tell the story of what can go wrong.”

Press Release May 2, 2023

Earthjustice Statement on the Reintroduction of Senator Manchin’s Permitting Bill

The bill is identical to the permitting provisions he attempted to add to multiple pieces of must-pass legislation last year.