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A few hundred supporters of clean water rallied outside the Supreme Court on Oct. 3, 2022, as the court heard oral arguments in Sackett v. EPA.
(Melissa Lyttle for Earthjustice)
Update May 25, 2023

Supreme Court Catastrophically Undermines Clean Water Protections

Sackett v. EPA threatens more than half of the 118 million acres of wetlands in the United States. Here’s what we can do now to fight for clean water.

Coal ash pollution in the Arrowhead Landfill in Perry County, Alabama. (John Wathen)
Update May 17, 2023

EPA Closes Toxic Coal Ash Loophole – But Not Entirely

Public comment can push the agency to make sure no community remains unprotected from this toxic waste menace.

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.

The former Crist Power Plant near Pensacola, Florida, in 2022. (Art Wager / Getty Images)
Update May 11, 2023

Why Carbon Pollution Standards for Power Plants Matter

The EPA has announced new carbon pollution standards for power plants. Here’s what’s at stake.

The proposed site of the Bridge Industrial mega-warehouse complex in South Tacoma, Washington. (350 Tacoma)
Update May 10, 2023

South Tacoma Residents Fight Mega-Warehouse

The plan would pave over a large undeveloped space, increase traffic, air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, disturb a former Superfund site, and jeopardize the city’s aquifer.

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.

Tongass National Forest.
(Mark Meyer / USDA)
Update April 21, 2023

Now is the Time to Speak Up for Climate Forests

The U.S. Forest Service announced a pathway for preserving mature and old-growth forests, which have been under threat from logging and climate change.

Pelicans flying home to roost over salt marsh at Hunting Island State Park in South Carolina near Beaufort. (Teresa Kopec / Getty Images)
Update April 18, 2023

New Ruling Weakens Protections for Waterways in Nearly Half of Nation’s States

A North Dakota judge blocked the Biden administration’s “Waters of the United States” rule in 24 states, putting our nation’s clean wetlands, rivers, streams, and drinking water jeopardy.

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.

Cedar Falls in Hocking Hills State Park, Ohio. (David Arment / Getty Images)
Update April 6, 2023

Ohio’s Bizarre New Law Will Require the Leasing of State Parks for Fracking

The bill will also redefine methane gas as “green energy,” and prevent local control of pesticides. We’re suing to stop this oil and gas feeding frenzy.

Shell Convent refinery in St. James Parish, Louisiana. (Alejandro Dávila Fragoso / Earthjustice)
Update April 6, 2023

Government Moves to Limit Deadly Emissions from Chemical Plants

Responding to pressure from community groups, the EPA is updating its rules on cancer-causing emissions, including chloroprene and ethylene oxide.

The Kuskokwim River provides a critical source of wild food and serves as a bedrock of identity and cultural values for Alaska Native Tribal citizens and community members living downstream from the Donlin mine site. (Dave Cannon)
Update April 6, 2023

Southwest Alaska Tribes Fight the World’s Largest Pure Gold Mine

The Donlin Gold Mine could soon be built along the Kuskokwim River in Southwest Alaska, threatening a vital ecosystem and Native ways of life.

An ultra-deepwater drillship anchored in the Gulf of Mexico, off the Louisiana coast. (Brad Zweerink / Earthjustice)
Update March 29, 2023

We’re Fighting a Massive Offshore Drilling Project in the Gulf of Mexico

Lease Sale 259 is one of the largest lease sales in history. As promised, we’re using our legal tools to fight it.

The Procession Panel in Bears Ears National Monument is at least 1,000 years old.
(Photo courtesy of Marc Toso)
Update March 20, 2023

We’re in Court Defending Priceless National Monuments

Utah has filed a lawsuit that aims to shrink Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante and undermine the Antiquities Act – but we’re stepping in.

Fossil fuel pipelines crossing the Western Arctic in Alaska. (Kiliii Yuyan for Earthjustice)
Update March 13, 2023

Biden Administration Says Yes to the Willow Project. We’ll See Them in Court.

The administration has approved the massive Willow Arctic oil drilling project, which would threaten the climate and the Western Arctic.

Rice's whale, photographed in the Gulf of Mexico. Rice's whales are members of the baleen whale family Balaenopteridae. With likely fewer than 100 individuals remaining, Rice's whales are one of the most endangered whales in the world. (NOAA)
Update February 22, 2023

Oil Companies are Blasting Seismic Air Guns in an Endangered Whale’s Habitat

With only about 50 Gulf of Mexico whales remaining, they are at critical risk if oil companies ramp up seismic oil exploration.

A black plume rises over East Palestine, Ohio, as a result of a controlled detonation of a portion of the derailed Norfolk Southern train, Feb. 6, 2023. After toxic chemicals were released into the air from a wrecked train in Ohio, evacuated residents remain in the dark about what toxic substances are lingering in their vacated neighborhoods while they await approval to return home. (Gene J. Puskar / AP)
Update February 15, 2023

How a Train Derailment Led to a Major Chemical Disaster in Ohio

Here’s what we know now and what officials should do to help the people affected by this catastrophe.

Sockeye salmon race through the Alagnak River in Alaska's Bristol Bay watershed.
(Photo courtesy of Fish Eye Guy Photography)
Update: Victory January 31, 2023

A Huge Win for Alaska’s Salmon: EPA Says No to Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay

The decision is an important step in preserving Bristol Bay and its residents’ way of life.