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Document June 1, 2023

Montana SMCRA Complaint

Groups filed suit in Montana District Court challenging two recent laws passed by the 2023 Montana Legislature intended to weaken water and environmental protections from coal mining.

Document June 1, 2023

El Incendio del Incinerador del Doral

Una documentación de los riesgos para la salud y peligros ambientales, durante las tres semanas del incendio en el incinerador de desechos del Condado de Miami-Dade, entre febrero y marzo de 2023.

Document May 31, 2023

Doral Incinerator Fire Report

This report details the environmental and public health hazards created by the fire at the Covanta Energy waste incinerator in Doral, FL in February and March 2023.

Document May 30, 2023

Petition to EPA on SILs Guidance

Petition to EPA under Clean Air Act regarding Significant Impact Levels (SILs) guidance on National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).

Document May 24, 2023

Notice of Intent to Bring Civil Suit for County of Hawai‘i’s Violations of the Federal Clean Water Act

We are writing on behalf of Hui Mālama Honokōhau (“the Hui”) to notify you of serious and ongoing violations of the federal Clean Water Act (“CWA” or “Act”), 33 U.S.C. § 1251 et seq., at the Kealakehe Wastewater Treatment Plant (“Kealakehe WWTP”), located in Kealakehe, Keahuloa, North Kona, Hawai‘i, which the County of Hawai‘i (“County”) operates and maintains.

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.

Document May 18, 2023

Montana Selenium Complaint

Conservation groups filed suit in Montana District Court challenging a Montana Board of Environmental Review (BER) decision attempting to invalidate a selenium water quality standard that was adopted to protect Lake Koocanusa from harmful pollution.

Document May 17, 2023

City of Tacoma’s Authority to Conduct a Health Impact Assessment for Proposed Bridge Industrial Warehouse Project

Letter to City of Tacoma on behalf of 350 Tacoma and the South Tacoma Neighborhood Council addressing the question of the City’s authority to conduct a Health Impact Assessment for the proposed Bridge Industrial warehouse project.

Document May 16, 2023

Friends of the Eel River et al. v. Pacific Gas and Electric Company Complaint

Friends of the Eel River, Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations, Institute for Fisheries Resources, California Trout, and Trout Unlimited bring this action pursuant to Section 11(g) of the Endangered Species Act against Pacific Gas and Electric Company for causing the illegal “take” of threatened California Coastal Chinook salmon and Northern California steelhead trout in the Eel River watershed.

Document May 16, 2023

Amicus Brief – Exxon Civil Suit

Amicus Brief filed in Environment Texas Citizen Lobby v. ExxonMobil Corp.

Document May 15, 2023

Alaska LNG DOE Rehearing Request

The Sierra Club and Earthjustice filed for rehearing of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) decision to grant approval for the exports from the proposed Alaska LNG project, a $38.7 billion fossil-fuel infrastructure plan to export liquified methane gas (LNG). Sierra Club and Earthjustice are also representing Cook Inletkeeper and the Center for Biological Diversity in the DOE rehearing request.

Document May 15, 2023

Environmental Group Comments on FERC Environmental Justice Roundtable

Earthjustice, Natural Resources Defense Council, Center for Biological Diversity, and Sierra Club submitted comments for how FERC can better incorporate environmental justice and equity considerations into its decisions on jurisdictional infrastructure permitting processes.

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.

Document May 5, 2023

South Tacoma Warehouse Notice of Appeal

Two community groups, represented by Earthjustice, filed a legal appeal to the Tacoma Hearing Examiner to force the City of Tacoma to take a comprehensive look at the environmental harms of permitting a massive warehouse complex in South Tacoma.

Document May 4, 2023

Consent Decree: Cape Fear River Watch v. EPA

Plaintiffs Cape Fear River Watch, et al. filed complaint against Defendants the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Michael S. Regan, administrator of the EPA. Complaint alleges EPA failed to at least annually revise, if appropriate, the effluent limitations guidelines for the Meat and Poultry Products (MPP) industrial point source category, and failed to publish regulations establishing pretreatment standards for introduction of pollutants from MPP facilities into publicly owned treatment works.

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.

Document May 3, 2023

April 2023 Final Transmission Explainer

Transmission principles that will get us to the clean energy future we deserve.

Document May 2, 2023

Toxic Coal Ash in Wyoming

Coal ash is leaching unsafe levels of toxic pollutants into groundwater at 91% of coal plants. Wyoming has 26 coal ash dumpsites.