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Driving an electric car in the Holland Tunnel in New York City. Because electric vehicles are more efficient in converting energy to power cars and trucks, electricity across the board is cleaner and cheaper as a fuel for vehicles, even when that electricity comes from the dirtiest grid. (Mecky / Getty Images)
Update April 12, 2023

The Biden Administration Just Proposed the Strongest Car Pollution Standards Ever

Here’s what they’ll do for health and climate.

Document August 12, 2022

Coal Leasing Moratorium Ruling

A federal judge in Montana District Court has reinstated a moratorium on new coal leasing on public lands.

A visitor looks at pictographs in Grand Gulch on Nov. 6, 2017. Grand Gulch is among the more than one million acres of wildlands and rare archaelogical sites that the presidential proclamation is attempting to eviscerate.
(Photo by Steven Gnam)
feature October 8, 2021

Defending Bears Ears

This national monument — and the more than one hundred others — are part of what make this land great.

El encendido en un sitio de perforación.
(Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
Press Release: Victory July 16, 2020

Corte Invalida Retroceso de La Administración Trump Sobre Norma del Metano

El fallo restablece la Regla de Prevención de Residuos de la administración Obama

Doug Peacock stands on the edge of the Yellowstone River in Emigrant, Montana.
(Tom Robertson)
Article July 8, 2020

Grizzlies ‘Saved His Life’ and Now He Fights To Save Theirs

Naturalist and author Doug Peacock talks about why we need to “fight like hell” to save the endangered and iconic Yellowstone grizzlies.

Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency has signaled it will try to stop states from leading efforts to clean up our air.
(Rob Chambliss / Earthjustice)
Press Release February 4, 2020

Environmental and Public Health Advocates Agree: Trump is the Worst President for Our Environment in History

Groups blast administration’s record in advance of State of the Union address

Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. (iStock)
Article June 22, 2017

Saving Northern Maine’s Economic Gem

: Local business owner Matthew Polstein is fighting the threatened repeal of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument because the new monument has already ramped up tourism and bolstered the regional economy.

Though we didn’t always see eye to eye, Earthjustice is forever grateful to the Obama administration for its actions on climate change, farmworker rights and environmental justice.
(Penn State/CC by-nc 2.0)
Article January 13, 2017

Thank You, President Obama

Though we didn’t always see eye to eye, Earthjustice is forever grateful to the Obama administration for its actions on climate change, farmworker rights and environmental justice.

Join Earthjustice, Planned Parenthood and the ACLU for a star-studded live event airing online during the presidential inauguration.
(KieferPix/Shutterstock)
Article January 13, 2017

Love Will Trump Hate on Inauguration Day

Join Earthjustice, Planned Parenthood and the ACLU for a star-studded live event airing online during the presidential inauguration.

A North Atlantic right whale and calf.
(NOAA Photo)
Press Release January 6, 2017

Earthjustice Responds to Obama Administration's Rejection of Harmful Airgun Blasting in the Atlantic

Oil and gas exploration activity would have unnecessarily harmed whales and dolphins

Because of commercial seismic surveys, hundreds of whales could lose their ability to hunt prey, navigate and communicate with one another.
(Joseph Rank/Jantoo)
Article January 6, 2017

Drilling Halted, the Atlantic Still Faces an Offshore Threat from the Oil Industry

Because of commercial seismic surveys, hundreds of whales could lose their ability to hunt prey, navigate and communicate with one another.

Beluga whale pod in the Chukchi Sea. Belugas are social animals that often migrate, hunt and interact with each other in groups ranging from ten to several hundred.
(Laura Morse / NOAA)
Article: Victory December 21, 2016

Obama Permanently Protects Large Areas of Arctic and Atlantic Oceans from Oil Drilling

The president’s far-sighted decision is an historic step forward for our oceans and climate.

Walrus in the Arctic's Chukchi Sea.
(Sarah Sonsthagen / U.S. Geological Survey)
Press Release: Victory December 19, 2016

Victory for the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans

Earthjustice celebrates President Obama’s decision to permanently protect most of the Arctic Ocean and important parts of the Atlantic from offshore drilling

Protesters gather at the Sacred Stone Camp to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, on August 25, 2016.
(Tony Webster/CC BY-SA 2.0)
Article October 6, 2016

Making History at Standing Rock: Tribes Are Leading Action to Preserve the Planet

The Standing Rock Sioux's stand against the Dakota Access Pipeline is a historic moment and one that matters to the climate movement.

The rising number of judicial vacancies supports the view that political obstruction has risen to record levels, and the consequences of that obstructionism are quite serious.
(bikeriderlondon/Shutterstock)
Article September 13, 2016

Garland Snub Just the Tip of Judicial Obstruction Iceberg

The rising number of judicial vacancies supports the view that political obstruction has risen to record levels.

How the Obama administration responds to a precedent setting proposal for oil shale mining in Utah poses a key test for the president’s climate commitments ratified in Paris last year.
(donvictorio/Shutterstock)
Article August 16, 2016

Testing Obama's Climate Commitment In the Utah Desert

How the Obama administration responds to a precedent setting proposal for oil shale mining in Utah poses a key test for the president’s climate commitments ratified in Paris last year.

Press Release August 2, 2016

The Obama Administration Releases Finalized NEPA Climate Change Guidance

Earthjustice issues statement urging Congress to protect this new guidance that improves consistency and efficiency among federal agencies in the fight against climate change

The Chukchi Sea, pictured above, is free of oil drilling for the foreseeable future.
(Kathryn Hansen/NASA)
Article July 20, 2016

Long-fought Legal Victory for the Arctic as Oil Companies Limp Home

The Chukchi Sea is free of oil drilling for the foreseeable future.