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Document September 14, 2023

LSRD Coalition Letter Sept 2024

Lower Snake River Dam Coalition letter urging Congress and the Administration work with Tribal Nations, stakeholders, and the Northwest to implement a comprehensive solution to restore salmon in the Columbia and Snake Rivers, provide justice for Tribes, and ensure a successful transition to a strong and robust future.

Document September 11, 2023

Petition for Review RFS Sept 2023

Environmental Groups Challenge EPA’s 2023-2025 Renewable Fuel Standard Rule

Document September 7, 2023

Judge Dismisses Twin Metals Lawsuit

U.S. District Judge Christopher R. Cooper agreed with the government and intervening groups that Twin Metals failed to raise a proper claim and that the court did not have jurisdiction to hear the case, dismissing the lawsuit in full.

Document September 6, 2023

Great Salt Lake Complaint

Conservation and community groups sued the state of Utah for its failure to ensure that enough water reaches the Great Salt Lake to prevent ecological collapse.

Document September 1, 2023

Complaint for Declaratory and Quo Warranto Relief – Hawaii

Plaintiffs seek a judicial declaration that Defendant Governor Josh Green acted ultra vires when he issued the July 17, 2023, Proclamation Related to Housing

Document August 31, 2023

NWF v. NMFS Final Stay Extension Motion

A coalition of fishing and conservation groups, represented by Earthjustice, have jointly agreed, with the Biden administration, Oregon, the Nez Perce Tribe and others to ask the court for an additional 60-day pause in our litigation over dam operations on the Snake and Columbia Rivers.

Document August 28, 2023

Request for Rehearing FERC Order No. 2023 Interconnection Rule

FERC’s Order No. 2023 will make the interconnection process faster and more efficient but Earthjustice filed a request that FERC grant rehearing and reconsider four determinations.

Document August 25, 2023

Complaint: Gulf of Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sale 261

Plaintiffs challenge the unlawful decision by Secretary of the Interior Debra Haaland to hold Gulf of Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sale 261 based on insufficient and arbitrary environmental analyses, in violation of the National Environmental Policy Act and the Administrative Procedure Act.

Document August 25, 2023

NYS Green Transit Green Jobs Labor Letter of Support

From labor unions to the Governor of New York State Kathy Hochul re: New York State Executive Budget FY 2024-25, requesting the consideration to include the Green Transit, Green Jobs bill to fully realize the benefits of the just transition proposed by this NYS bill.

Document August 24, 2023

EtO Consent Decree

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a consent decree mandating the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to finalize much-needed updates to ethylene oxide regulations by March 1, 2024. This court-enforced deadline comes as a result of years of tireless advocacy from communities across the country and a corresponding lawsuit filed by Earthjustice on behalf of California Communities Against Toxics, Clean Power Lake County, Rio Grande International Study Center, Sierra Club, and Union of Concerned Scientists.

Document August 24, 2023

Gulf Biological Opinion Lawsuit Stay Settlement

Under a settlement agreement approved in the U.S. District Court in Maryland, federal agencies will seek better ways to protect the Rice’s whale — a critically endangered species in the Gulf of Mexico — and other imperiled marine species from harmful oil and gas drilling.

Document August 24, 2023

Letter from California Health and Environmental Groups to PG&E

20 California organizations sent a letter to CEO Patricia Poppe calling on PG&E to follow the lead of Eversource Energy and end its membership in the American Gas Association over the trade group’s climate obstruction.

Document August 22, 2023

Lead Wheel Weights Petition (Aug 2023)

Public health advocates represented by Earthjustice today sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its unreasonable delay in regulating lead wheel weights, despite granting the advocates’ 2009 petition requesting regulation of the manufacture, processing, and distribution of lead wheel weights.

Document August 22, 2023

Updated WOTUS Rule (Aug 2023)

Updated Waters of the United States Rule (WOTUS), released by the Environmental Protection Agency in response to the Supreme Court decision in Sackett v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Document August 21, 2023

Colorado DIC Permitting Rule Complaint

Community and conservation groups filed suit in Colorado state court challenging an inadequate rule adopted by the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC) to address polluter permitting in disproportionately impacted communities (DICs).

Document August 21, 2023

Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation Decision, Palmer Project Mining Waste Management Permit for Exploratory Drilling

In a final agency decision issued on an administrative appeal, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) upheld a flawed waste management permit for exploratory drilling at the Palmer Project mine in Southeast Alaska while also determining that more work must be done to ensure Alaska’s water quality standards are not exceeded due to wastewater from the mining project.

Document August 21, 2023

Comments Regarding Proposed Changes to Endangered Species Act

More than 150,000 people called on Biden Administration to fully restore the Endangered Species Act

Document August 21, 2023

Technical Comments Regarding Proposed Changes to Endangered Species Act

Public comment period for proposed rulemakings on how Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service protect species and habitats