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The Greenidge Generation Bitcoin mining facility, along Seneca Lake in Dresden, NY, on Jul. 30, 2022. (Lauren Petracca for Earthjustice)
Press Release: Victory September 26, 2023

BREAKING: In New Decision, Judge Finds Greenidge Generation’s Air Permit Inconsistent with NYS Climate Law

The ruling finds that Greenidge Generation’s crypto mining pollution operations are inconsistent with and will interfere with the greenhouse gas emissions limits of New York’s Climate Law (the CLCPA), as the DEC found in June 2022

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

Judge Tosses Twin Metals Lawsuit, Halting Mine’s Threat to Boundary Waters

The federal court sided with government and with intervenors represented by Earthjustice

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.

Equipment owned by Stronghold Digital Mining, Inc., used to mine cryptocurrencies and powered by the Scrubgrass Generating Plant near Kennerdell, Pennsylvania, in Venango County.
Press Release: Victory August 28, 2023

Kentucky Rejects Controversial Subsidies for Cryptomining Company

Millions of dollars in subsidies for a cryptomining company could have raised electricity bills for other customers

Bears Ears National Monument. (Steven St. John for Earthjustice)
Press Release: Victory August 11, 2023

Court Dismisses Utah Suits, Upholds Presidential Authority to Establish National Monuments

Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments remain safe

Heat pumps line the rooftop of an apartment building. Heat pumps provide both heating and cooling while using significantly less energy compared with other technologies. (alacatr / Getty Images)
Press Release: Victory August 7, 2023

Industry Plaintiffs Drop Lawsuit Challenging Washington State’s Climate-Friendly Building Codes

The industry request to drop the legal challenge in federal court is a win for climate and health advocates and marks the second Northwest electrification legal victory in a week

The homeowner works on weatherizing their home. Home weatherization reduces energy costs, helping to keep the heat on in the winter while also reducing fuel use. (Dennis Schroeder / NREL)
Press Release: Victory August 4, 2023

Advocates Reach Settlement with Avista to Phase Out Fossil Fuel Subsidies, Expand Low-income Efficiency Programs

The utility would also be required to restrict political spending that undermines state climate law

Riverview Energy Corp. plans to build a coal-to-diesel plant one mile from the heart of Dale, IN. Citizens put up a billboard to voice their disapproval of the project. (Southwestern Indiana Citizens for Quality of Life)
Press Release: Victory August 3, 2023

Riverview Energy Loses Its Permit for Indiana Coal-to-diesel Refinery

Environmental groups have been fighting the project for more than five years

A shopper browses the bread aisle at a grocery store in Los Angeles, California. (David McNew / Getty Images)
From the Experts: Victory July 31, 2023

I’ll Take the Muffin, But Hold the Methane

Southern California’s air regulator adopts first in the nation rule to electrify the way companies cook, bake and brew our food and beverages.

A threatened Mardon skipper butterfly basks in the sun at Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. This butterfly is native to the Pacific Northwest region of North America and relies on specific grasses such as Idaho Fescue and Bluebunch Wheatgrass as host plants. The Mardon skipper is a species of conservation concern and its populations have been declining due to habitat loss and degradation. (Seth Coulter / BLM)
Press Release: Victory July 18, 2023

Court Affirms Expanded Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

Second federal appeals court protects Monument and the rare and beautiful plant and animal species that live there

Workers install a solar panel.
(Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
Press Release: Victory July 17, 2023

D.C. Circuit Rules FERC’s Approval of Southern Utilities’ Scheme is Unlawful

Court finds FERC didn’t follow bedrock regulations when approving anti-competitive market proposal by monopoly utilities

Lead-based paint disintegrates over time and contaminates dust throughout homes or schools; lead in soil around these buildings also leads to children’s exposure. (M.R. / CC BY-ND 2.0)
Press Release: Victory July 12, 2023

EPA Eyes Tighter Lead Dust Standards for Homes and Schools

Agency finally recognizes that exposure to lead at any level is hazardous

DTE’s Monroe coal-fired power plant, Sept. 15, 2020. Retiring this massive polluter sooner will bring public health benefits and avoid millions of tons of CO2 emissions per year. (Ted Auch / FracTracker Alliance, 2020)
Press Release: Victory July 12, 2023

DTE, Sierra Club, Earthjustice, Others, File Settlement for Energy Plan

Settlement with Earthjustice hastens retirement of coal power in Michigan, mandates clean energy

The Kīkīaola ditch pollutes Native Hawaiian fishing grounds in West Kauaʻi with sediment and toxic pesticides. (Photo used with permission)
Press Release: Victory June 15, 2023

Pollution at Kīkīaola Small Boat Harbor Violates Federal Clean Water Act, Judge Rules

Citizens secure another win to clean up ocean pollution along West Kauaʻi

Danskammer Energy's methane gas plant in Newburgh, NY, could have emitted nearly 2 million tons of carbon emissions per year and contributed to air pollution in the Hudson Valley. (Halbergman / Getty Images)
Press Release: Victory June 15, 2023

Danskammer Energy Pauses Plans to Construct a Methane Gas Plant in Newburgh, NY

The permit proceeding will be paused for one year and Danskammer will not challenge recent rulings

Andrew Rehn looks at toxic coal ash waste seepage on the shore of the Middle Fork of the Vermilion River.
(Zbigniew Bzdak / Chicago Tribune / TNS via Getty Images)
Press Release: Victory June 8, 2023

Court Approves Plan to Clean Up Coal Ash at the Retired Vermilion Plant in Illinois

Consent order requires Dynegy Midwest Generation to move coal ash to a new on-site landfill to protect the Middle Fork of the Vermilion River

Similar in concept to a community garden, community solar allows multiple customers to purchase electricity from the same solar installation.
(Russ Ferriday / CC BY-SA 2.0)
Press Release: Victory June 7, 2023

Puget Sound Energy Must Strengthen its Clean Energy Plan

In a win for climate and health, Washington’s utility commission requires the state’s largest electric utility to do more to ensure its transition to clean energy is equitable

Press Release: Victory May 30, 2023

Colorado Public Utilities Commission Adopts Ambitious Building Electrification and Energy Efficiency Targets for Xcel Energy

The investment will reduce natural gas usage by 2 million dekatherms over three years