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A wind turbine at the Twin Groves Wind Farm outside of Bloomington, Illinois. The government agency FERC has the power to accelerate the adoption of wind power and other forms of clean energy. (Peter Juvinall / NREL)
Article September 15, 2023

What You Need to Know About One of the Most Important Agencies Overseeing the U.S. Energy System

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission plays a critical role in the U.S. clean energy transition.

Park visitors walk along a section of Great Salt Lake that used to be underwater at Great Salt Lake State Park on August 02, 2021, near Magna, Utah. (Justin Sullivan / Getty Images)
Article September 13, 2023

We’re Suing to Save the Great Salt Lake From Going to Dust

If the lake continues to shrink, 2.5 million people could wind up breathing in toxic dust from the newly exposed lakebed.

Bitdeer’s cryptomining facility in Rockdale, Texas. (© Aaron M. Sprecher / Greenpeace)
feature September 12, 2023

Cryptocurrency Mining in Texas

The rapid growth of cryptomining threatens to strain Texas’s grid and raise electricity rates for Texans.

Equipment used to mine cryptocurrencies and powered by the Scrubgrass Generating Plant.
feature September 12, 2023

Cryptocurrency Mining in Pennsylvania

Cryptocurrency companies are burning waste coal, shredded tires, and fracked gas.

(Matthew Henry / Unsplash)
feature September 12, 2023

Cryptocurrency Mining in Kentucky

Kentucky produces more carbon dioxide pollution from cryptocurrency mining than any other U.S. state.

Transmission lines in Indiana.
(Photo courtesy of Michael Kappel)
feature September 12, 2023

Cryptocurrency Mining in Indiana

The growth of cryptomining threatens to keep polluting coal-fired power plants active, strain the grid, and raise electricity rates for Hoosiers.

Sharon Lavigne, director of RISE St. James, next to her brother, Milton Cayette, Jr., a St. James resident, at Louisiana’s Department of Environmental Quality’s public hearing on whether to approve the 15 air permits for  Formosa Plastics in Vacherie, LA. on Jul. 9, 2019.
(Julie Dermansky for Earthjustice)
Article September 9, 2023

Big Wins Against Oil Industry’s Push into Petrochemicals

A string of victories show how communities can fight back against the dirty petrochemical industry.

Canoeing the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Northern Minnesota. (Brad Zweerink / Earthjustice)
Article September 7, 2023

We Just Protected a Pristine Midwest Wilderness from Mining

Dangerous mining plans threatened to ruin a pristine wilderness and a town’s thriving economy. Until we stepped in.

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in the Brooks Range mountains, Alaska. (Patrick J. Endres / Getty Images)
Update: Victory September 6, 2023

In Big Win for Arctic, Government Cancels Illegal Oil Leases in Alaska

Earthjustice has advocated for decades in courts and Congress to protect these lands.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks to the media after he toured the North Complex Fire zone in Butte County on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, outside of Oroville, Calif. (Paul Kitagaki Jr. / The Sacramento Bee via AP)
From the Experts September 6, 2023

When Will Governor Newsom Fix Schwarzenegger’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard?

California is sinking the vast majority of its $4 billion clean transportation program into combustion fuels every year. Make it make sense.

Kendall Edmo, with her two year old daughter, in the Badger-Two Medicine.
(Rebecca Drobis for Earthjustice)
feature September 1, 2023

Too Sacred To Drill

The Blackfeet Nation has prevailed in a four-decade fight to fend off oil and gas development in the Badger-Two Medicine region of Montana.

A deep water drill ship anchored in the Gulf of Mexico, off the Louisiana coast in 2021. (Brad Zweerink / Earthjustice)
Update August 29, 2023

Let’s Not Sign Up for 70 More Years of Offshore Oil Drilling

A five-year offshore oil and gas leasing plan that will be announced later in September may include 10+ additional offshore oil lease sales.

(Phillipe Put / CC BY 2.0)
From the Experts August 28, 2023

FERC’s New Interconnection Rule Modernizes the Process to Bring Clean Energy Online

Reforms will make the process faster and more efficient but we still need to build more transmission

Creek at Iao Valley State Park, Maui, Hawaii. (aimintang / iStock)
From the Experts August 28, 2023

How Maui’s Wildfire Sparked a Disaster Capitalist Power Grab for Hawaiʻi’s Public Water

The battle over fresh water resources on the Hawaiian Islands is as old as the colonialist mindset that fuels it.

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 August 24, 2023

U.S. Commits to 3 Steps to Save Gulf of Mexico Whale

There are about 50 Gulf of Mexico whales left in the world, and oil and gas development is the greatest danger to their survival.

Article August 24, 2023

Remembering Steve McCarthy

In his 15 years as a trustee, Steve brought energy, curiosity, a love of vigorous debate, and a focus on ultimate goals to Earthjustice’s board.

In Louisiana's 'Cancer Alley, a cemetery stands in stark contrast to the chemical plants that surround it.
(Photo by Julie Dermansky)
feature August 24, 2023

How Big Oil is Using Toxic Chemicals as a Lifeline – and How We Can Stop It

Petrochemicals are an environmental and public health disaster. What you need to know.

From the Experts August 24, 2023

EPA announces that cleaning up coal ash will be a top priority for enforcement

EPA acknowledges widespread noncompliance from coal-fired power plant owners.