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In the News: Tampa Bay Times June 20, 2024

Across Florida, residents fear impact of higher Duke, Tampa Electric rates

Tampa Bay residents spoke before utility regulators at a rare set of public hearings. Florida residents pay some of the highest energy bills in the country.

Power lines near Pittsburgh, Penn. (Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
feature June 17, 2024

El público versus las compañías eléctricas

Earthjustice trabaja por una transición más rápida y justa a energía limpia. Esta labor se hace ante las comisiones de servicios públicos alrededor del país.

(Maciej Toporowicz / Getty Images)
Press Release: Victory June 13, 2024

D.C. Public Service Commission Says No to $672 Million Gas Pipe Replacement Program

The Public Service Commission unanimously voted not to fund Washington Gas’s ProjectPipes 3

In the News: Florida Phoenix June 13, 2024

Hillsborough County citizens call on Florida PSC to reject TECO rate increase proposal

Bradley Marshall, Attorney, Florida Office: “They’re using a completely different cost of service methodology that is driving residential bills through the roof.”

POWER Interfaith Executive Director Bishop Dwayne Royster speaks during the Fight For Our Future: Rally For Climate, Care, Jobs & Justice on April 22, 2022 in Malvern, Pennsylvania. (Lisa Lake / POWER Interfaith via Getty Images)
Article June 11, 2024

How This Faith Group Took on a Fight for Climate Justice and Stopped Energy Bills From Skyrocketing

With legal support from Earthjustice, a faith-based group in Philadelphia took the fight for clean, cheaper energy to the public utility commission and won.

Dr. Dolores Leonard has been fighting for environmental justice in River Rouge, Michigan for decades.  (Brittany Greeson for Earthjustice)
Article June 7, 2024

Michigan’s Residents Win Relief in One of State’s Most Polluted Regions

Earthjustice advocacy at Michigan’s public service commission is shutting down dirty fossil fuel energy and making the state a clean energy leader.

Power lines near Pittsburgh, Penn. (Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
feature June 3, 2024

The Public v. the Power Companies

See how Earthjustice makes the case before public utility commissions for a faster, fairer transition to clean energy.

Downtown Anchorage, Alaska. (Jacob Boomsma / Getty Images)
From the Experts May 20, 2024

As Alaska Runs Out of Gas, It’s Time to Conserve Energy and Invest in Renewables

Earthjustice’s client seeks to hasten the transition to clean energy amid a high-stakes gas shortage in Cook Inlet.

El comisionado John A. Tuma (izq.) habla durante una reuniĂłn de la ComisiĂłn de Servicios PĂşblicos de Minnesota en 2018, en St. Paul. (Richard Tsong-Taatarii/Star Tribune vĂ­a AP)
feature May 19, 2024

¿Quieres ahorrar en tu factura eléctrica y ayudar a tu estado a luchar contra el cambio climático? Aquí te enseñamos con quién debes hablar

En las comisiones de servicios pĂşblicos, ayudamos a las comunidades a impulsar una electricidad limpia y asequible para todos y todas. Esto es lo que debes saber sobre las personas que toman decisiones clave.

Electrical lines in Washington state with Mount Rainier in the background. (Mint Images / Getty Images)
From the Experts May 16, 2024

Greening the Gas System

How utility commission “ratemaking” cases have advanced clean buildings and climate justice in Washington state.

Commissioner John A. Tuma, left, speaks during a Minnesota Public Utilities Commission meeting in 2018, in St. Paul, Minn. (Richard Tsong-Taatarii / Star Tribune via AP)
feature May 15, 2024

Want to Lower Your Power Bills and Help Your State Fight Climate Change? Here’s Who to Talk to

In public utility commissions, Earthjustice is helping communities push for clean, affordable electricity for all.

Lilian Bello spoke against a proposed natural gas plant in Oxnard, California, that, if allowed, would join three existing gas plants on the city’s beach.
(Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
feature May 13, 2024

A Fossil Fuel Company Tried to Put a Dirty Gas Plant on a Beautiful Coastline. It Failed.

Earthjustice’s work in state energy proceedings like California is driving the state, and the nation’s, clean energy transition.

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 / DeSmog.com)
Article May 13, 2024

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 continuing fossil fuel use nationwide. Then we stepped in.

Solar panels in Colorado. (Arina P Habich / Shutterstock)
From the Experts May 10, 2024

How We’re Pushing Colorado to Make Buildings Climate-Friendly

For a decade, Earthjustice has advocated for a cleaner and more equitable energy system at the Colorado PUC—and we’re seeing progress.

In the News: Tampa Bay Times April 17, 2024

The obscure but powerful politicians who control Florida’s energy

Bradley Marshall, Attorney, Florida Office: “It’s not a secret that the utilities have a great deal of political power in Florida and have been able to get statutes that are beneficial to their interests and they’ve gotten favorable decisions at the Florida Public Service Commission.”

In the News: Montana Free Press March 4, 2024

Petitioners ask Montana utility board to integrate climate impacts into regulatory decisions

Jenny Harbine, Managing Attorney, Northern Rockies Office: “If the commission decides not to abide by those constitutional obligations, it certainly subjects itself to legal arguments that it acted unlawfully. We’re hoping we don’t have to cross that bridge.”

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From the Experts January 11, 2024

After New Yorkers faced a deluge of climate disasters this year, Governor Hochul needs to appoint climate champions to the Public Service Commission

Governor Hochul can, by carefully selecting her nominees, fully realize the PSC’s potential to serve New Yorkers by protecting consumers and reducing our reliance on fossil fuels.

Protestors paddle next to the Mackinac Bridge at the Pipe Out Paddle Up Flotilla Against the Line 5 pipeline in Mackinaw City, Michigan. (Sarah Rice for Earthjustice)
Press Release December 1, 2023

Michigan Approves Permit for Disastrous Line 5 Oil Tunnel Under Great Lakes

Bay Mills Indian Community condemns decision by Michigan Public Service Commission