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Press Release June 7, 2023

As Governor Signs Ozone Bill Into Law, Groups Push For Stronger Action

Community voices must be heard in cumulative impacts rulemaking and interim session

Document June 2, 2023

Port of Oakland: Oakland Harbor Turning Basins

Expanding the Turning Basins: a project that will worsen public health and environmental justice.

(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: 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.”

The Pipe Out Paddle Up Floatilla Against the Line 5 pipeline in Mackinaw City, Michigan, on Sept. 3, 2022. (David Ruck for Earthjustice)
Press Release May 22, 2023

Enbridge’s Line 5 Tunnel Could “Rain Devastation and Destruction” on Great Lakes

Michigan regulators weigh final arguments on oil pipeline project

Document May 19, 2023

Final BMIC Post-Hearing Briefs on MPSC Remand

Two final briefs submitted on behalf of the Bay Mills Indian Community to the Michigan Public Service Commission, wrapping up nearly three years of litigation in a contested case over the proposed Line 5 tunnel project in the Straits of Mackinac.

(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.

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.

Document May 15, 2023

Line 5 Motion for Emergency Shutdown in Bad River

A motion for emergency injunction filed by the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa shows the Line 5 oil pipeline — operating in trespass of the Band — is only a few feet away from imminent catastrophe in Wisconsin’s Bad River and must be shut down and purged.

In the News: Wisconsin Examiner May 12, 2023

Bad River tribe and allies call for emergency Line 5 shutdown

Debbie Chizewer, Managing Attorney, Midwest Office, Earthjustice: “We are extremely alarmed to see the shrinking distance between Line 5, which is operating in trespass of the Bad River Band, and the raging river current. If government officials don’t use their power to shut down Line 5, this disaster will be on their hands.”

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

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

Whitney Gravelle, the president of the Bay Mills Indian Community, photographed in Mackinaw City, Michigan, near where the Line 5 pipeline runs under the Straits of Mackinac. (Sarah Rice for Earthjustice)
Article April 20, 2023

What Biden and Trudeau’s Meeting Tells Us About Climate Hypocrisy

If our leaders were serious about tackling climate change and protecting the Great Lakes, shutting down the Line 5 pipeline would be a layup.

Signal Hill, an affluent suburb of Long Beach, features dozens of active oil wells and derricks around the town many in commercial parking lots and residential areas only feet from homes.  (Tara Pixley for Earthjustice)
Press Release April 18, 2023

EPA agrees to regulate oil and gas sources’ hazardous air pollution emissions

Millions of people in the U.S. live within a mile of oil and gas sources that emit tons of unregulated hazardous air pollutants