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document April 13, 2023

DOE Approval – Alaska LNG Project

U.S. Department of Energy granted approval for the exports from the proposed Alaska LNG project. The Alaska LNG project is a $38.7 billion fossil-fuel infrastructure plan to export liquified natural gas (LNG) that would be capable of exporting 20 million metric tons of gas per year — a quantity that could result in over 50 million metric tons of carbon dioxide pollution emissions annually.

document April 13, 2023

April 4, 2023 Decision in Danskammer Methane Gas Plant

Key decision issued April 4, 2023 in a legal process to determine the fate of a new methane gas plant, Danskammer Energy Center, proposed for Newburgh, NY, as New York State implements its landmark climate law, the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA).

document April 12, 2023

WOTUS Preliminary Injunction

A federal district court in North Dakota stayed the Environmental Protection Agency’s science-based rule revising the definition of “Waters of the United States.” The ruling halts current clean water safeguards and potentially strips protections from many types of wetlands, streams, and interstate waters in 24 states.

document April 10, 2023

Groundfish Complaint

Two Alaska tribal organizations sue the federal government to protect subsistence fishing by reexamining groundfish catch limits for the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands as the salmon crisis in Western Alaska intensifies.

document April 7, 2023

EPA Chevron Challenge

Earthjustice’s challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to allow Chevron USA to manufacture highly carcinogenic chemicals to make fuels.

document April 6, 2023

Laurel MEPA order

The Thirteenth Judicial District Court in Yellowstone County ruled that the Montana Department of Environmental Quality’s issuance of an air quality permit for NorthWestern Energy’s Laurel Generating Plant in 2021 was unlawful. The decision invalidates the air quality permit and requires NorthWestern Energy to stop construction of the controversial Yellowstone County Generating Station near Laurel.

document April 6, 2023

Preliminary injunction to Ohio’s HB507

Ohio community and environmental groups filed a preliminary injunction to stop the leasing of Ohio state parks and other public lands to the oil and gas industry.

document April 5, 2023

Donlin Mine Complaint

Southwest Alaska Tribes sue in federal court to halt the Donlin Gold Mine

document April 3, 2023

Willow PI Denial

Federal judge allows construction to proceed in ConocoPhillips’ Willow Project in Alaska.

document March 31, 2023

Public Records Request – LDEQ

Public records request to Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality on significant impacts levels.

document March 31, 2023

Comments to PA DEP to deny the Panther Creek waste coal power plant a permit

Comments submitted by Earthjustice, Clean Air Council and PennFuture to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) urging the department to deny a plantwide pollution bubble for operations at the Panther Creek power plant, a waste coal-fired power plant now home to thousands of bitcoin mining machines. The environmental organizations cited in their comments the Department’s proposed action on an obsolete permit application that did not reflect Panther Creek’s transformation to cryptomining operations, and related increases in pollution.

document March 29, 2023

Letter in Opposition to the Hunters and Anglers Act

H.R. 615 would prohibit the Secretaries of Interior and Agriculture from regulating the use of lead ammunition or tackle on certain Federal land or water under their jurisdiction.

document March 29, 2023

NAAQS PM 2.5: Technical Comments

Comments of Appalachian Mountain Club, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Citizens For Pennsylvania’s Future, Clean Air Council, Clean Air Task Force, Clean Air Now, Earthjustice, Environmental Defense Fund, Group Against Smog & Pollution, National Parks Conservation Association, Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club, Southern Environmental Law Center, Union Of Concerned Scientists on the Reconsideration of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards For Particulate Matter

document March 28, 2023

Hundreds of organizations call for stronger particulate matter pollution rule

Letter to President Biden and EPA Administrator Regan. Over 200 environmental, health, and grassroots organizations support stronger protections from particulate matter pollution.

document March 27, 2023

Motion for Summary Judgment: Florida Panther

The Florida panther is one of the most endangered species on the planet. Its only remaining habitat is in Southwest Florida, an area that is experiencing rapid growth and development. A series of road expansions in and around panther habitat by the Florida Department of Transportation, including the project at issue in this litigation, accommodate and spur this development. They also pose a major threat to the Florida panther, with vehicle strikes constituting one of the species’ leading causes of death.

document March 24, 2023

MISO’s proposal to prohibit renewables from providing up and down ramp capabilities FERC

Filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to protest the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. (MISO) filing to prohibit renewables from providing up and down ramp capabilities. MISO’s proposal to disqualify all Dispatchable Intermittent Resources from providing up ramp and down ramp is unduly discriminatory.

document March 23, 2023

Supplement to FL Rising Civil Rights Complaint

Florida Rising respectfully submits this supplement to its civil rights complaint to provide additional relevant factual and legal background, clarify the scope of the complaint, and update
ECRCO on relevant developments since the filing of the complaint.

document March 22, 2023

Klamath River Plaintiffs’ Motion for Preliminary Injunction

The Yurok Tribe, with the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations (PCFFA) and the Institute for Fisheries Resources (IFR), filed for a preliminary injunction to prohibit the U.S. Bureau of
Reclamation from delivering water for irrigation unless Reclamation can ensure it will be able to comply fully with its Endangered Species Act (“ESA”) obligations to threatened Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast (“SONCC”) Coho Salmon and endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales (“Killer Whales”) that depend on Klamath River Chinook Salmon as prey.