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The John Amos Power Plant, a coal utility company located on the Kanawha River in West Virginia. (Joe Sohm / Getty Images)
Press Release: Victory March 8, 2023

EPA Proposes Improved Wastewater Treatment Standards for Coal-fired Power Plants

A legal victory decades in the making, the EPA will require modern wastewater treatment at all remaining coal-fired plants

Press Release: Victory March 1, 2023

In Response to Lawsuit, EPA Announces Timeline for First Revisions to Slaughterhouse Water Pollution Standards in Nearly Twenty Years

EPA agrees to strengthen standards for the nation’s largest industrial source of phosphorus pollution — and second-largest industrial source of nitrogen pollution — by 2025

A California spotted owl in the Stanislaus National Forest.
(Ryan Kalinowski / U.S. Forest Service)
Press Release: Victory February 22, 2023

California Spotted Owl Gets Endangered Species Act Protections After 23 Years

Agreement leads federal agency to implement some safeguards

Press Release: Victory February 13, 2023

Landmark Court Ruling Will Protect Water Sources, Ranchers Near Bull Mountains Underground Coal Mine

OSM must prepare environmental impact statement to determine whether to allow proposed 175-million-ton expansion to proceed

Sockeye salmon race through the Alagnak River in Alaska's Bristol Bay watershed.
(Photo courtesy of Fish Eye Guy Photography)
Update: Victory January 31, 2023

A Huge Win for Alaska’s Salmon: EPA Says No to Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay

The decision is an important step in preserving Bristol Bay and its residents’ way of life.

Press Release: Victory January 31, 2023

EPA Issues Landmark Clean Water Act Decision Protecting Bristol Bay Watershed from Pebble Mine

EPA decision protects Bristol Bay waters from becoming a dumping ground for mine waste; effectively rebuffing the threat of Pebble Mine

Mist on the water in early morning at the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Northern Minnesota. (Brad Zweerink / Earthjustice)
Press Release: Victory January 26, 2023

U.S. Enacts 20-Year Mining Ban in Minnesota’s Boundary Waters

Secretary of Interior Deb Haaland has approved the mineral withdrawal of over 200,000 acres of Superior National Forest lands

Press Release: Victory January 25, 2023

U.S. Forest Service restores critical protections to Tongass National Forest

The National Roadless Rule was rolled back for America’s last great rainforest by the Trump administration, threatening millions of acres of undeveloped national forest lands

Press Release: Victory January 25, 2023

EPA Moves to Reject Six Coal Plants’ Applications to Keep Toxic Coal Ash Dumps Open

EPA found that the six plants failed to prove that their coal ash ponds were not leaking and not contaminating groundwater

USPS mail trucks make up more than 30% of the federal government’s vehicles.
(Brian Brown / Getty Images)
Press Release: Victory December 20, 2022

Message Delivered: USPS Charts a Course for an Electric Mail Truck Fleet

White House and USPS announce plan making most mail truck purchases electric within five years; fully zero emissions after 2026

Press Release: Victory December 20, 2022

Conowingo Dam’s Relicensing is Illegal, Federal Court Rules

Millions of tons of pollution pass through the dam into the Susquehanna River and Chesapeake Bay

A drilling site in the Western Arctic, west of Nuiqsut, Alaska.
(Kiliii Yuyan for Earthjustice)
Article: Victory December 15, 2022

Oil Project in Arctic Put on Pause, But Other Fights Remain

The oil drilling project Peregrine is on pause, but another carbon bomb — the Willow Project — could get the go-ahead.

Diane Wilson looks over the waters of Cox Creek in Point Comfort, Texas, near Matagorda Bay on the Gulf of Mexico.
(Jerry Lara / San Antonio Express-News)
Press Release: Victory December 13, 2022

Army Corps Must Reevaluate Toxic Dredging Project After Gulf and Environmental Groups’ Lawsuit

Dredging Matagorda Bay to increase oil exports would have devastated the fishing community, increased climate pollution, and harmed public health

Press Release: Victory November 23, 2022

Earthjustice Applauds NY Gov. Hochul for Signing First-in-the-Nation Cryptocurrency Mining Moratorium

Per White House recommendations, law puts two-year pause on cryptocurrency mining in fossil-fueled power plants and requires DEC study

Press Release: Victory November 22, 2022

Locals and Environmental Group Win a Seat in EES Coke Lawsuit

Court says advocates can intervene to hold Southeast Michigan polluter directly accountable

Press Release: Victory October 7, 2022

EPA proposes “endangerment finding” of leaded aviation gasoline

Proposal marks first official step to regulating leaded aviation fuel, the top cause of lead in the air in the country 

Press Release: Victory October 4, 2022

Federal Judge Rules Massive Montana Coal Mine Expansion Illegal

Court finds OSM failed to consider expansion impacts on water resources, the Yellowstone River, and the climate

At the People's Climate March on Apr. 29, 2017, more than 200,000 people filled the streets of Washington, D.C., to sound warnings of the Earth’s warming climate.
(Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
Press Release: Victory September 27, 2022

Earthjustice Statement on Senator Manchin Pulling Permitting Side Deal from Continuing Resolution

“Make no mistake, we expect more battles to come, and we will fight every effort to put fossil fuels over people and weaken laws that are more important than ever to building a just and equitable future.”