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The EES Coke Battery facility on Zug Island in River Rouge, Michigan. The plant is owned by DTE Vantage, a subsidiary of DTE Energy. The EES Coke facility releases thousands of tons of sulfur dioxide in the overburdened River Rouge community and near the state’s most polluted zip code, 48217. (Ted Auch / FracTracker Alliance)
Press Release: Victory May 24, 2024

EPA Finalizes Overdue Air Standards for Cancer-Causing Coke Ovens Emissions

The new rule will require companies to be more transparent about emission releases, fenceline monitoring, and set new limits for dangerous, unregulated air toxics

Councilmember Avilés Speaks at Last-Mile Coalition press conference. (Gerardo Romo / NYC Council Media Unit)
Press Release: Victory May 22, 2024

City of New York Commits to Regulating Last-Mile Warehouses Amid Calls to Address Growing Industry

The City has also committed to establishing an indirect source rule to regulate the emissions caused by last-mile warehouses, when finalized NYC will be the first city to implement an ISR

Attorney John Petoskey and activist Theresa Landrum on a tour of hazardous industrial sites in the Detroit Metro area encompassing Southwest Detroit, Delray, and River Rouge, for Earthjustice staff.
Press Release: Victory May 21, 2024

Federal Judge Names DTE a Defendant in SW Detroit Pollution Case

Residents impacted by EES Coke’s illegal emissions celebrate the ruling

The North Antelope Rochelle Mine, located in Campbell County, Wyoming, about 65 miles south of Gillette in the Powder River Basin.
(EcoFlight)
Press Release: Victory May 16, 2024

Biden Administration to End Coal Leasing in Powder River Basin

BLM decision will keep nearly 6 billion tons of highly polluting coal in the ground

The Greenidge Generating Station on the west shore of Seneca Lake, near Dresden, New York.
(Lauren Petracca for Earthjustice)
Press Release: Victory May 9, 2024

Another Decision Upholds Denial of Cryptominer Greenidge Generation’s Air Permit – DEC Case Closed

Climate-killing crypto miner Greenidge Generation became a national story and test case for how states should handle the exploitative and extractive crypto mining industry

Press Release: Victory May 9, 2024

New EPA Rule Will Cut Highly Toxic Lead Pollution from Copper Smelters

The overdue standards will reduce lead and arsenic emissions released by copper smelters

The Keystone Generating Station in Pennsylvania. (Jon Dawson / CC BY-ND 2.0)
Press Release: Victory May 3, 2024

Federal Court of Appeals Upholds EPA’s Plan for Cleaner Air in Pennsylvania

Court rules against Pennsylvania coal plant operators

An industrial shellfish dredge boat with a trailing plume of churned-up sediment in Oyster Bay Harbor, which includes portions of the Congressman Lester Wolff Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge.  (Eric Gulbransen / North Oyster Bay Baymen’s Association)
Press Release: Victory April 30, 2024

In Response to Lawsuit, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Agrees to Reevaluate Industrial Shellfish Dredging in Long Island Wildlife Refuge

Service will begin process to ensure that industrial dredging does not conflict with wildlife protection, according to settlement agreement with traditional shellfish harvesters and conservationists

"Energy bars of the sea," Pacific sardines are small schooling fish that are essential food for humpback whales, dolphins, sea lions, brown pelicans, Chinook salmon, and other important commercially and recreationally caught fish and marine animals. (Klaus Stiefel / CC BY-NC 2.0)
Press Release: Victory April 26, 2024

Government Rebuilding Plan for Sardines on U.S. West Coast is Unlawful, Court Rules

Earthjustice, representing Oceana, prevails in lawsuit to recover Pacific sardines to protect whales, sea lions, seabirds, and other ocean animals that rely on the small fish for food

Press Release: Victory April 25, 2024

Earthjustice aplaude a la EPA por históricas salvaguardias contra la contaminación de plantas energéticas

Los estándares abordarán las principales fuentes de contaminación climática y protegerán la salud pública

Brayton Point Power Station in Somerset, Mass., in 2012. (Denis Tangney Jr. / Getty Images)
From the Experts: Victory April 25, 2024

EPA Finalized New Wastewater Treatment Standards for Coal-fired Power Plants

A 15-year legal fight to curb toxic wastewater to protect drinking water.

A coal ash pond full of dead trees lies adjacent to Duke Energy's Buck Steam Station in Dukeville, N.C., in 2016. (Chuck Burton / AP)
Press Release: Victory April 25, 2024

Earthjustice Applauds EPA for Historic Suite of Safeguards from Power Plant Pollution

Standards will tackle major sources of climate pollution and protect public health

Drinking water is one of the most common routes of exposure to PFAS. PFAS have polluted the tap water of at least 16 million people in 33 states and Puerto Rico, as well as groundwater in at least 38 states.
(Yipeng Ge / Getty Images)
Update: Victory April 10, 2024

New Limits on PFAS in Drinking Water Will Protect Communities Across the U.S.

Highly toxic PFAS chemicals are present in the drinking water of as many as 200 million Americans.

(Thomas Barwick / Getty Images)
Press Release: Victory April 9, 2024

D.C. Circuit Upholds Reinstatement of California Clean Air Act Waiver in Ohio v. EPA

California leads the nation in securing emissions reductions in the transportation sector.

Press Release: Victory April 9, 2024

Nueva Norma de la EPA Reducirá Toneladas de Emisiones Químicas Que Causan Cáncer

Las actualizaciones reducirán más de 6 mil toneladas de la contaminación del aire más dañina del país, incluidos carcinógenos como el óxido de etileno y el cloropreno

John Beard, Robert Taylor, Sharon Lavigne and Harry Joseph, left to right, speak to fellow activists from "Cancer Alley" to call on President Biden to declare a state of emergency in St. James Parrish, La., during a protest outside the White House on Oct. 25, 2022. The procession of activists carried photographs of fellow community members who died because of the toxic impact of fossil fuels. (Kevin Wolf / AP Images for Fossil Free Media)
Press Release: Victory April 9, 2024

New EPA Rule Will Reduce Tons of Cancer-Causing Chemical Emissions from Plants

The updates will reduce more than 6,000 tons of the nation’s most harmful air pollution, including the carcinogens ethylene oxide and chloroprene

Natural gas well pads, pipelines, and other associated infrastructure in the Upper Green River Basin in Wyoming. Once home to pristine, clean air and very little industrial activity, emissions from oil and gas production in this area now lead to unhealthy levels of smog. (Ecoflight)
Press Release: Victory March 25, 2024

Court Rules 2022 Wyoming Oil and Gas Lease Sale Was Illegal

Wyoming sale was one of the largest oil and gas lease sales held on public lands

(Mitchell Gilbert para AIDA)
Press Release: Victory March 22, 2024

Fallo de la Corte IDH en Caso de La Oroya Sienta Precedente Clave para la Protección del Ambiente Sano

El tribunal estableció la responsabilidad del estado peruano en la violación de derechos de residentes de La Oroya, afectados por décadas de contaminación tóxica